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Majestic Hills Ranch Foundation

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 02/27/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Larry Johnson

Employees:   Full-Time:  3  Part-Time:  1  Volunteers:  225

Does your organization utilize a management company for management and administration? No

Describe your training process for employees and volunteers and the types of human resource documents used in your organization including job descriptions, evaluations, etc. Our Directors of the Children's Program and our Heroes on Horseback Veterans Program are Certified Instructors through PATH, Intl. (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) and Majestic Hills Ranch is a Certified PATH member site. Instructors and Teaching Assistants are used in each class and they are volunteers and are mentored and under direct supervision of certified instructors. In addition, all of them continue to be educated by new and current seminars, classes, and studies regarding therapeutic horseback riding and activities. All documents that are required are completely completed and kept in a locked facility and office and are filed accordingly.
Our volunteers are trained first by training sessions lead by the Directors of respective programs which involve video, classroom questions and answers, tour, and hands-on training.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  4

Number of Board Members:  6  Number of Voting Board Members:  6

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  Yes  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board Relationships:

Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. Kim Howard, Board Founder, owns the company Teachers On Call, Inc. Carol Meagher, Board Secretary, works for Teachers On Call, Inc. as the Head Financial Director. She donates her time to the program and is not compensated for it.

Board Affiliations:

Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? No

Conflict of Interest:

Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


II. PROGRAMS

1. What percent of your total programs and services are horse-related? 100

2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
     Majestic Hills Ranch provides therapeutic horseback riding and activities to children and young adults with special needs. This therapeutic horseback riding has gained worldwide recognition as one of the most progressive forms of exercise today. It is fundamentally different from other activities because it utilizes the three-demensional movement of the horse to mirror movement in the human body. The rhythmic and rocking gait of the horse transfers gentle movement to the rider that relaxes muscles; improves muscle tone, flexibility, and balance; and enhances spatial awareness. It is effective because it connects the physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual elements of healing. The relationship the children develop with their horse and volunteers helps overcome sensory issues develops social skills, builds patience, self-esteem, and provides a positive outlook and a sense of belonging. The program engages the children and volunteers through a variety of different games and activities that increase both gross and fine motor skills. The skill sets learned through therapeutic riding and activities gives these children a greater ability to cope with the day-to-day challenges they face.

3. Enter the total number of facilities/locations where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for: 1

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. 

5. Does your organization operate programs involved with animals other than horses?  No



III. POLICIES

1. Describe your equine management philosophies, practices, policies and operations with respect to the use of the horses in your program, including the rehabilitation and retraining (if applicable), ongoing training, schooling and exercising plan for each horse and your policy as to the number and condition of the horses accepted by your organization. 
     We typically try to have approximately 15 horses in our program, so that we can balance our class load and none of our horses get overworked. We have balanced riders work with our horses as well as folks in our program, so that they continue to be responsive to riders as well as leaders. We also work on groundwork, lunging, and long lining. We try to accept horses between the ages of 9 years and 19 years (with very limited exceptions.)

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     We accept donated horses (with a 30 day trial period) as long as they meet our needs in size, temperament, and health. We have also purchased horses when we have needs and the funds.

3. Describe under what circumstances horses leave your organization. Please describe in detail your horse adoption/fostering practices and procedures including any recruitment initiatives you have to attract potential adopters. Please include your policies and practices with respect to horses that are no longer useful or manageable and horses that need to be retired. 
     Horses retire from our program when they are in ill health or demonstrating behaviors that are dangerous to riders or volunteers. We then check to see if a previous owner has a first right of refusal (they get the horse back when they retire.) If there isn't a first right a refusal, we then see if there are any people attached to our organization that would like to purchase / adopt the animal. (Volunteers, riders, boarders, or friends / family.)

4. For new horses, describe your initial assessment process for each horse (i.e. physical examination, test ride, health record, Coggins test, quarantine, veterinary consult, etc.). 
     We always go out to view new horses with at least 2 instructors so that we can take a test ride and check out their living conditions. All horses are required to have current shots and negative Coggins test, and if we are purchasing a horse we ask our vet for a prepurchase exam.
Once the horses arrive at our facility they are in quarantine for 2-4 weeks (depending on where they came from).

5. Describe your overall horse health care plan and how you assess and monitor the health of your horses on an ongoing basis. Include a description of your vaccination and worming schedule. Include a description of your health/veterinary care plan for at-risk animals, geriatric horses and horses with serious issues. 
     Our horses are dewormed in a specific schedule recommended by our vet every 2 months, they receive spring & fall shots along with an evaluation by our vet 2x per year (in the spring and fall...) They get their teeth floated every 18 months or if needed earlier.
The geriatric horses / horses in need get fed in the mornings along with supplements that are needed (usually cosequin for joints.)
Our vet is called if any of our program horses get injured or have concerns (choking or colic.)

6. What is the euthanasia policy? Please include specifically under what circumstances your organization will euthanize a horse and whether your organization will euthanize a healthy but difficult horse for space: 
     We euthanize program horses under the recommendation of our vet.
We always attempt to find a home for a retiring program horse, but if the horse is suffering from chronic pain we consult our vet to get his prognosis and then decide from that information.

7. What is the breeding policy? Please include specifically if horses become pregnant while in your care, and if there is a no-breeding clause in the documentation your organization uses to adopt, donate, sell, etc. a horse: 
     We do NOT breed horses, our Ranch is NOT set up for stallions, broodmares, or foals.

8. Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 
     No

9. If your answer to Question 8 is 'Yes', please explain where and for what purpose horses are provided to use in research or medical training?  NA

10. Does your organization sell, donate or give a horse to an auction? 
     No

11. If your answer to Question 10 is 'Yes', describe under the circumstances where you have sold, donated, or given a horse to an auction, or where you would sell, donate, or give a horse to an auction. NA

12. Does your organization place horses in foster care? 
     No

13. If your answer to Question 12 is 'Yes', describe how foster homes are selected, screened, and monitored and address all the questions below for each foster home in the space provided: NA

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: Not applicable; None received

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Not applicable; Fees are not collected; Horses are not offered for adoption.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Our organization has never considered this concept.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed:



IV. FACILITIES

This section must be completed for each facility/location where the horses used in the conduct of your horse-related programs are housed and cared for. For example, if the applicant is involved with horse rescue and utilizes foster care facilities, the applicant must complete this section for each foster care facility. If the applicant provides equine assisted activities/services to the public at more than one location, the applicant must complete this section for each location that horse-related services are provided. If your organization uses the facility of another organization, please enlist the aid of that organization in answering the questions.

Total facilities at which our organization operates horse-related programs: 1

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Location 1 of 1
Majestic Hills Ranch

24580 Dakota Ave Lakeville MN 55044

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Kris Zieska

2. Contact's Phone: 952-426-5688

3. Contact's Email: KZieksa@MajesticHillsRanch.com

4. Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Lease

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Kim Howard (Board Founder / Member)
c/o Teachers On Call

6. If your organization does not own this facility, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   No

7. If your organization does not own this facility, please provide the following information below: Start date and end date of current written agreement (term) and what is the organization's plan for the end of the written agreement? 
     There is currently not a written agreement for our organization with Kim Howard, because she is still an active board member and involved with every aspect of our program.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     The program is responsible for the care and upkeep of the animals, and in exchange for use of the property for our program, we supply workers to keep the property in pristine condition. We have volunteers that work on landscaping, gardening, and general maintenance.

9. Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? Yes

10. Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 4.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 50

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. We have 3 main horse areas. 1 small dry lot for our miniature horses and ponies (limited to 4 animals); 1 small dry lot with individual pasture for special needs horses (limited to 4 animals); and our main herd. Our main herd is kept in a dry lot for part of the day, and is out to pasture / on round bales for the rest - depending on the season. Our stalled horses have individual turn out pens for the day or are put into the dry lot with the herd and brought in at night. All horses have access to shelter and water for a majority of 24 hours. We have 36 acres of pasture broken into 3 different sections so that we can rotate through each. Fencing includes pipe, woven wire, plastic coated wire, and smooth electric wire. We have 1 barn that has 10 stalls. All group paddocks have run in shelters, individual turn out paddocks do not have shelter (horses are kept in when the weather is severe.)

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     The individual turn outs are private, the smaller pens (pony / special needs) are limited to specific horses, our dry lot is for the reminder of the horses. We do not have more than 45 horses on the property, so we limit the horses in general.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 10

5. Describe the area where your training, riding and equine related activities are conducted, including what type of footing/surface is utilized and what factors were considered to determine the suitability and condition of the area for the activities conducted.
     We have 2 outdoor arenas (one 120' x 80', one 60' x 60') that have sand footing. We also have a trail that goes around the edge of our 106 acre Ranch that we work the horses on. The footing is a mostly groomed grass.

6. Is the facility in compliance with the Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities prepared by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (whether or not your organization is directly involved with rescue and retirement)? Yes

7. If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

8. If this facility is recognized as compliant with the published standards of another applicable organization, and/or accredited by another applicable organization, including any state licensure or registration process, please provide the details.
     Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Member

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     We have a truck and trailer so we can transport a horse to either the U of M or other equine hospital.

10. Do the horses have specific tack assignments? Yes

11. Describe the plan, process and/or procedures to insure appropriate assessment of tack and the use for saddle fittings, tack, blankets, etc.
     We fit our saddles to our program horses every spring to make sure that their body has not changed dramatically over the winter. We also periodically update our information if a horse alters it's weight dramatically over the months of when our program is in session.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     We have name cards that show head and body photos of all program horses so that they can easily be identified.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     We turn out our stalled horses daily unless the weather is severe. Then we keep them in their stalls and may hand walk if they need to get out during that time.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We feed our horses Nutrena Senior complete feed. The privately owned horses receive that or other feed as desired by their owners. The amounts of grain is determined by our ranch manager on each horse individually and is recommended by our vet. We give supplements as needed to our program horses (usually Cosequin and biotin.)

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Our vet assesses each horse 2x per year and makes recommendations on how to get our horses to the most optional body score, depending on breed and health. We have a thoroughbred cross that we try to keep to a 4-5 on the guide, and a couple of Percherons that we attempt to keep them down to a 5-6 score. When the horse is at 6+ on the score, we attempt to limit their intake (hay nets / grazing muzzles) and increase their exercise as needed.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     All new horses or horses that have attended a horse show are put into quarantine for at least 2 weeks (more if they don't have a good health background.) All manure is removed from stalls daily and put into a "manure bunker" where it is gathered for about a month, then it is spread over our fields (corn / soy bean / hay rotation.) Manure is also removed from dry lot paddocks and put into the bunker. (The bunker is at least 100 feet from any of the horse paddocks.) When we need to put an animal down, we call our local rendering organization and arrange them to pick up the carcass. We give our horse dewormer on a rotation as recommended by our vet.

17. Please describe your emergency preparedness plans that address weather related issues, fire safety procedures and/or any additional hazardous scenarios your facility could potentially experience.
     FIRE PROCEDURE If a fire breaks out in the barn, a number of things need to happen simultaneously. To begin, notify the instructor or ranch manager immediately. Evacuation of the barn will then begin, except for those personnel that have been assigned duties to deal with the fire. Riders and their families are requested to leave the barn immediately. Sidewalkers are requested to be with their assigned rider’s family and go to the picnic table area north of the arena. This will be everyone’s designated meeting area. If class is in session, the riders will be dismounted and will be escorted to their families at the picnic area. Horse leaders will remove tack from the horses and will keep them confined to the outdoor arena. Halters will be left on the horses for ease of capture once the emergency is over. Leaders will then proceed to the designated meeting area as described above. The instructor will conduct a head count of riders and volunteers at the designated meeting area and provide first aide as necessary until the arrival of emergency response personnel. Any volunteers not helping directly with class will assist ranch manger with evacuation of all animals from the barn. While the animals are being evacuated, a designated volunteer will utilize the fire extinguisher (located in the barn aisle) and attempt to put out the fire, if this will not cause them to be in serious danger. In the event that the fire cannot be extinguished, the designated person is to call “9-1-1” from the lounge telephone (if safely available) or to leave the barn and proceed to the designated meeting area to find the instructor so that they can call on their cell phone. Personnel may return to the barn when given the “all clear” signal from emergency response personnel. SEVERE WEATHER POLICY In the interest of the safety of volunteers and riders, MHR staff is asked to abide by the following policy in the event of severe weather or severe weather warnings. Severe weather is recognized as flash floods, storms with high winds and/or lightning, and tornadoes. In the event of a severe weather warning, barn personnel will be keep the weather channel active on the lounge TV and will watch for information. Any remaining classes will be canceled for the evening. When severe weather approaches during class, the instructor will have sidewalkers dismount riders and escort them and their families to the tack room in the barn area. Horse leaders will remove all tack and turn horses loose in their pastures or lead them to box stalls as the instructor directs. Leaders will then also seek shelter in the tack room as appropriate. Instructors will conduct a yearly emergency dismount and take shelter lesson to rehearse volunteers, parents and riders in the event of a severe weather warning. EMERGENCY PLAN FOR ACCIDENTS If a horse spooks or becomes excited, the sidewalkers should secure the rider by placing their arms over the rider’s leg and gripping the front of the saddle. The leader should maintain as much control as possible. If the horse does not settle down, the rider will need to be helped down. The sidewalkers should release the rider’s feet from the stirrups. The sidewalker on the near side should put their arms around the rider’s waist and pull the rider away from the horse. All other horses in the arena should be halted and secured by their leaders away from the problem horse. The teaching assistant will then be responsible for the remainder of the group while the instructor checks on the excited horse and rider. If a rider starts to fall, the sidewalker should offer quick support while the leader stops the horse. If the fall cannot be prevented, the sidewalkers should help ease the rider to the ground and stay with the rider, keeping the rider’s movement’s to a minimum. The leader will move the horse away, halt and stand in front of it. Other riders should halt at the far end of the arena with their leaders in front of their horses. The teaching assistant will stay with the group. The Instructor, who has current First Aide and CPR certification, will check the fallen rider. If the rider requires medical assistance, the Instructor (or whomever the instructor assigns) will use the lounge phone to call “9-1-1” and give directions (located next to that phone) or use a cell phone and follow directions given by emergency personnel.

18. Please describe the security in place at the facility or facilities to restrict public access and to keep horses safe. Do you have a security system and/or on-premises caretaker?
     We have a house on site with someone living there at all times. We make sure all families and volunteers know the program hours and ask that they do not come when it is not running.

19. Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Elko New Market Police Department Emergency: 911 • Regular Hours: (952) 461-6068 • After Hours: (952) 445-1411 Elko / New Market City Hall 601 Main Street Elko New Market, MN 55054 (no email address given)

20. Other than the animal control authority noted above, provide the contact information for all local, state and/or national authorities with whom your organization engages to address issues impacting horse welfare, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Animal Humane Society: Humane Investigations Report concerns for an animal's welfare or witnessed animal abuse. 763-489-2236 Email: investigations@animalhumanesociety.org (There are several locations, so phone or email works best per their website.) Minnesota Federated Humane Societies: Call 612-866-8663 in the metro area, or 1-877-8ANIMAL anywhere within the state of Minnesota. 6613 Penn Avenue South Suite 100 Richfield, Minnesota 55423


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 01/28/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce Viren

Clinic Name: River Valley Vets    Street: 15900 Jordan Ave SE    City: Prior Lake  State: MN    Zip: 55372

Phone: 952 447-4118    Email: bviren@rivervalleyveterinary.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Brenda Steinhauer

     2. Instructor: Jen Espinoza

     3. Instructor: Kris Zieska

     4. Instructor: Laura Peterson


3. Facility Horse-Related Inventory Questions

1-a. Enter the total number of horses involved with your organization's programs that are currently housed at this facility: 13.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 36

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 42

2016 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2016? Please select Yes or No. Yes

12 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 3 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           + 0 2-c. Total number of horses returned.

15 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 0 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

           - 2 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

           - 0 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

2 = Total of 2d-2f

13 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            13 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

            0 2-i. Total number of horses permanently retired.


2016 Horse Care Costs

$5417     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$831     Bedding.

$8000     Veterinarian.

$2600     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$1000     Medications & Supplements.

$1375     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$47820     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$67043     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

4640     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2016.

Average cost per day per horse: $14
Question 3 ($67,043 ) divided by Question 4 (4640).

Average length of stay for an equine: 309 days
Question 4 (4640) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (15).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

     1. Signage: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     2. Lighting: Are rules, restrictions and warnings posted in or near appropriate areas? All of the time

     3. Emergency Contacts: Are emergency contacts posted in easily accessible locations for staff members if only cell phones are available or by each phone if landlines are available? All of the time

      4. First Aid Kits: Are human and equine first aid kits up-to-date and easily accessible? All of the time

B. Structural

      1. Condition of surface: Are horses provided a clean, dry area on which to stand & lay? Most of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? All of the time

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? All of the time

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? Most of the time

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? All of the time

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? Yes

      7. Ill/injured containment: If horses live outside, is there a designated and separate area (stall or enclosure) to house ill/injured horses? Yes

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? Yes-All of the time

      8-a. If yes, Stall/enclosure size: Do structures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around? All

      8-b. If yes, Stall/enclosure cleanliness: How often are stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 days a week

      8-c. If yes, Adequate ceiling & beam height: Is there a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear when standing? All of the time

C. Paddocks/Yard/Pastures/Turnout

      1. Turnout/Exercise Space & opportunity: Is there space and opportunity for horses to exercise or be turned out? All of the time

      2. Fencing - type, height, safety: Are these spaces appropriately fenced? All

      3. Use of electric wire or tape fence: Are electric wires or tape fence visibly marked? Please select 'All or NA' if electric wire or tape fence is not used. Most

      4. Condition of fences & gates: Are fences and gates functioning properly by being maintained and repaired when needed? All

      5. Condition of paddock/yard: Are these spaces free from equipment and debris? All

      6. Availability of shelter: Are natural or man-made shelters available to horses for protections from elements? All of the time

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? Weekly

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 1-2 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Every two years

      3. Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually

      4. Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? 6-7 days a week

      5. Food & Water Storage: Are all hay, feed, grain and water sources clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals? All of the time

      6. Drinking water: How often do horses have access to clean drinking water? Most of the time



6. Public-Related Questions
(required if programs serve individuals with special needs)

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 125

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 25

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 26

4. What is the average wait list time? 0 (Weeks/Months/Years)

5. How many hours per day does each horse work? (Estimate or Average)

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 3

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 4

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 80%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. We do more classes in the summer (7 weeks typically in July and August) to reach a maximum of 25 hours per week.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Brenda Steinhauer

         *Facility Participation:

         Majestic Hills Ranch

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Brenda is working on her certification and teaches under the direction of certified PATH Instructors.


     2. *Instructor: Jen Espinoza

         *Facility Participation:

         Majestic Hills Ranch

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2013

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Jen is a certified therapeutic horseback riding instructor


     3. *Instructor: Kris Zieska

         *Facility Participation:

         Majestic Hills Ranch

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Intl

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2001

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? Yes

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.I am a certified therapeutic riding instructor


     4. *Instructor: Laura Peterson

         *Facility Participation:

         Majestic Hills Ranch

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Laura is working on her certification and teaches under the direction of certified PATH Instructors.