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Giving Alternative Learners Uplifting Opportunities, Inc. (GALLOPNYC)

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 08/16/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Alicia Kershaw

Employees:   Full-Time:  7  Part-Time:  21  Volunteers:  700

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. GallopNYC provides on-site orientation and ongoing training to all volunteers, which equip them to perform side-walking, lead-walking, and other duties in our therapeutic riding program. For our employees, all of our instructors are certified through PATH International and complete significant training prior to teaching in our program. All instructors complete continuing education on an ongoing basis. All employees have job descriptions and participate in evaluations on an annual basis. Our office staff also maintains a Manual of procedures, policies, human resource information, and other information.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  6

Number of Board Members:  15  Number of Voting Board Members:  14

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  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? No

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

Additional Comments:
Each board member signs a conflict disclosure form which is reviewed by our Audit committee


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:
     At GallopNYC, we use therapeutic horsemanship to help riders walk, talk, and learn, inspiring each one to live life as fully, productively and independently as possible. We currently serve 500 riders each week at our six locations in New York City.

We offer therapeutic riding lessons and hippotherapy sessions to riders with a wide range of disabilities and special needs - both individual riders and school groups. We have expanded over the past several years to provide lessons to post-combat veterans in partnership with the Veteran's Administration. We offer free horse education programs that introduce the public to basic horse skills. We have developed a Youth Leadership Program for at-risk youth with autism spectrum disorder, and we now offer a Girls Empowerment program that provides horsemanship lessons for girls who have been victims of abuse. We also offer year round volunteer training and horsemanship classes. In addition, we have rescued several equines who now serve as valuable therapy mounts.

GallopNYC has acquired two full-time therapeutic riding facilities, which will allow us to significantly expand our programs, the children and adults with disabilities that we serve, and our herd of therapeutic horses. Over the next five years we plan to expand our ridership fourfold. We intend to expand our herd with rescue horses, and will invest the time, training and care needed to prepare these horses for their new roles.

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: 6

4. Describe your non-horse-related programs, services or activities you provide, including those involving other animals. None

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. 
     GallopNYC recently acquired our first full-time, dedicated therapeutic riding facilities- Sunrise Stables in Lindenwood, Queens, and GallopNYC-Forest Hills in Queens. Our new sites give us complete autonomy over the care of our herd. GallopNYC is committed to the health, welfare, and happiness of our horses and we allocate a significant portion of our budget to their care.

Guided by our commitment to excellence in horse care, GallopNYC continually invests in clinics and coursework for our instructors, staff and board on the highest standards of horse management; provides regular training for our volunteers; leads horse education programs to the general public; maintains horse health under the supervision of highly respected veterinarians; and rescues and rehabilitates unwanted or abused horses so that they can have a high quality of life in their new role as a therapeutic mount.

We engage Chris Irwin to conduct horse training clinics for staff and volunteers. We also have implemented more training for volunteers who wish to be horse leaders. Staff regularly attend PATH Int'l conferences.

We also have one veteran staff member at each barn assigned to manage the training of incoming and junior staff members. The condition of our horses as well as any problems or perceived illnesses among our herd is reported organization wide using our cloud based software. Horses are accepted on a 30 day trial pending a veterinary exam. We only accept horses that meet one of our program needs.


We have always tracked horse hours but we now run a weekly report of each horse's work load - by hours and intensity of work - so barn managers can carefully monitor each horse's work load.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     We acquire our horses in a variety of ways, including adoption, donation, lease, and purchase. We recently inherited 15 horses from a stable that we purchased, (formerly Lynne's Riding Center, now GallopNYC-Forest Hills). Below is a list of the current members of our herd, not including those we inherited from Lynne Holzhauser, former owner of GallopNYC- Forest Hills, and a brief description of their acquisition.

Mocha - Equine Rescue
Pride - Adopted from Standardbred Retirement facility, Returned this year
Zest - Adopted from riding stable (word of mouth)
Trusty - Dressage horse donated by member of GallopNYC Council of Advisors; Adopted
Cinnamon - donated by Jamaica Bay Riding Academy- blinded in one eye
Grace - pony leased from a summer camp
Patience - pony leased from a summer camp
Joker - thoroughbred donated by Board Member
Foxy - lesson pony donated by Stable

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. 
     Regarding our own horses, we have now retired two horses. One was returned to the Rescue home we adopted him from and one was adopted by a dressage stable. Our policy ensures proper care by making sure we know the adoptee ,visiting the farm and we plan follow up visits to the farms. If necessary, for the time being we plan to retire horses at our Sunrise Stables riding facility, which has ample outdoor space and a wash-rack, round-pen, and three turnout fields.

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 require a complete workup from our veterinarian to assess each horse's overall physical health. We also obtain the horse's health records from his previous owner. All of our horses enter our program on a 30 day trial period, during which time the horse’s temperament, health and relationship with our riders is assessed. We spend time, sometimes months, schooling the horses and having our team take them on test rides and provide other forms of training prior to using them in our lessons. All of our horses, even those that are visiting our stables, are required to have a coggins test.

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. 
     We follow the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ guidelines assiduously, but in many cases, we defer to the authority of our longtime veterinarian, as AAEP suggests: “Because appropriate horse care practices may vary due to climate, region use and many other factors, the guidelines are intentionally broad. For answers to specific questions, owners, employees and volunteers at rescue and retirement facilities are encouraged to consult their veterinarians.” Dr. Dennis Farrell, our veterinarian, is responsible for the care of all horses that GallopNYC owns and uses in our program. We follow Dr. Farrell's proposed schedule for vaccinations and worming. Dr. Farrell has established an effective parasite control program for all of our horses.

Our horses are monitored routinely by Marie Varvaro, our Horse Care Manger. Marie has been with us for 6 years, and thus, has an intimate understanding of each of our horse’s habits and health record. Should any health concerns or emergencies arise for members of our herd, we are confident in Marie’s ability to recognize the issue, and care for the animal effectively before the arrival of Dr. Farrell.

At the barns where we rent horses, we work with the barn owners and managers to assure the proper care of the horses we use.

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: 
     Regarding our own horses, we haven’t had to make these decisions yet, but we would never euthanize a healthy horse. The only circumstance in which we would consider euthanizing a horse is if it was experiencing incurable pain, and our vet advised us to do so. We believe strongly that even the most difficult or temperamental horse can be retrained in some useful way.

For our rental horses, this is the responsibility of the three commercial stables that shelter them.

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 our horses and there are no stallions on our sites.

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? 
     N/A

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. 
     N/A

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: 
     N/A

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: N/A



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: 6

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Location 1 of 6
Jamaica Bay Riding Academy

7000 Shore Pkwy. Brooklyn NY 11234

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: James Wilson

2. Contact's Phone: 646-450-1618

3. Contact's Email: James@GallopNYC.org

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

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: Anthony Danza
Jamaica Bay Riding Academy
7000 Shore Pkwy.
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Phone: 718-531-8949
Email: jbra1@verizon.net

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? 
     GallopNYC reserved time at this facility by hourly rental agreement. This agreement suits both parties in that it allows flexibility to change our schedule, and expand/reduce the number of program hours as needed. We currently do not operate at JBRA, but in 2016 we boarded our horses and ran some of our lessons there. We are leaving the door open to the possibility of operating our programs there in the future.

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.. 
     We rented horses by the hour and the owner was responsible for all care of these horses.

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: 0.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 5

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Jamaica Bay Riding Academy is located in Brooklyn, NY, in a Federal Park and has substantial acreage. Horses are ridden in an indoor arena and outdoor rings in good weather. The stable has a mixture of box stalls and straight stalls. Trail riding is also available. Horses have daily turn out.

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.
     Jamaica Bay Riding Academy manages this -- all horses have daily turn out. As of December, 2016, we transferred the horses we used to board at Jamaica Bay Riding Academy to our new full-time riding facility Sunrise Stables.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 2

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.
     GallopNYC's activities took place in an indoor riding arena at Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, as well as an outdoor ring. There is dirt/sand footing in the outdoor arena and a top quality footing in the indoor, both spaces are regularly maintained by the owners of Jamaica Bay Riding Academy.

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.
     N/A

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Though GallopNYC does not own the facility, from what we can observe there is emergency horse transportation available.

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.
     The stable owners provide suitable tack for each of their horses. GallopNYC instructors evaluate this tack and provide supplemental tack as necessary for use in our therapeutic riding program. When we use our own tack our horse manager makes the assessment.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Each horse stall is labeled and following NYC regulations, all horses have hoof tattoos.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Horses have daily turnout, plus work and exercise rotation.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We rely on the barn owner and veterinarian for guidance on our horse's feed.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We have shared this information with our instructors, including printed posters, and use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score as a guide. We follow PATH Intl. guidelines for horse work hours and comply with NYC regulations.

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.
     This is the responsibility of the stable, but we have observed proper care. Note that all stables we use are regulated by NYC, which regulates carcass disposal and other matters.

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.
     We leave this to the facility, where all rules are posted. NYC regulates horse use in extreme hot or cold weather. GallopNYC has emergency procedures in case of extreme weather.

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?
     The facility owners are responsible for all security concerns. There is a locked entry gate restricting public access, as well as a security camera system.

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.
     ASPCA 520 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450 Website: http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc.aspx

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.
     American Association of Equine Practitioners 4033 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 Phone: (859) 233-0147 Email: aaepoffice@aaep.org PATH Intl’ P.O. Box 33150 Denver, CO 80233 Phone: (800) 369-7433 Email: PathIntl@PathIntl.org Equus Foundation New York State Horse Council 1467 Blakeley Road East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- 518-526-0718 Email: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- Jeannette.Dietrich@NYSHC.org NYC Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit Arsenal West 24 West 61st Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10023 Phone: (212) 408-0100


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/01/2017

Veterinarian: Dennis Farrell, DVM

    Street: 69 Wading River Hollow Rd.    City: Ridge  State: NY    Zip: 11961

Phone: 516-984-7302    Email: Horsedoc730@Yahoo.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)


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: 6.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 70

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 70

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

Additional explanation:While we boarded all of our horses and ran some of our programs at JBRA in 2016, we do not currently operate there. We may revisit renting their arena for our programs in the future.

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

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

9 = Total of 2a-2c

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

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

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

            9 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

$22432     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$22432     Bedding.

$19146     Veterinarian.

$2414     Farrier.

$4690     Dentist.

$22432     Manure Removal.

$NA     Medications & Supplements.

$761     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$1140     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$17692     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$113139     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

3060     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: $37
Question 3 ($113,139 ) divided by Question 4 (3060).

Average length of stay for an equine: 340 days
Question 4 (3060) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (9).


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? All 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? All 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-Most 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. All or NA

      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? Daily or 6 Days a Week

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? Annually

      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? 4-5 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? All 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? *Missing

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

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 0

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

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

    Mounted: 0.00  Un-Mounted: 0.00  Total: 0 *Missing/Error

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

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 0%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. As of 2017, we do not run our programs at this facility, but may revisit doing so in the future. This facility, while located in New York City has turnout and extensive acreage. Riders also have access to bridle paths through adjacent federal parkland. GallopNYC riders occasionally used the trails.



Location 2 of 6
Riverdale Stables

Van Cortland Park Bronx NY 10471

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: James Wilson

2. Contact's Phone: 646-450-1618

3. Contact's Email: James@GallopNYC.org

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

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: Van Cortlandt Park
6100 Mosholu Avenue
Bronx, NY 10471

Scott Tartar
917 626 8555
scott@Twinlakesfarm.com

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? 
     We do not have a written agreement.

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.. 
     We rented horses by the hour and were allowed the use of outdoor arena, with occasional use of the indoor in bad weather. We are not currently operating at this facility but did so in Fall 2016 and are leaving open the possibility of working there again.

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? No

10. Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 0.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 2

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 2 barns and 3 sheds, 4 paddocks Wood or poly fencing.

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 stable manager handles turnout rotation.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 2

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.
     Wood fenced arena, open air, with sandy footing. Used for lesson program when not in use by TR. There is an ADA compliant ramp. In inclement weather we have use of large indoor area with high end footing.

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.
     

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     From what we have observed, emergency transportation is available.

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.
     Stable manager makes the assessment. When we use our own tack, we consult with the manager.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Following NYC law, horses are tagged and have hoof tattoos. Stalls are labeled.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     We rely on the barn owner and veterinarian for housing and turn out plans.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We rely on the barn owner and veterinarian for guidance on our horse's feed.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We have shared this information with our instructors, including printed posters, and use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score as a guide. We follow PATH Intl. guidelines for horse work hours and comply with NYC regulations.

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.
     This is the responsibility of the stable, but we have observed proper care. Note that all stables we use are regulated by NYC, which regulates carcass disposal and other matters.

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.
     Observing NYC law, GallopNYC does not offer lessons in cold or hot weather. We have an emergency policy for Thunderstorms. We close when road travel is unsafe.

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?
     The facility owners are responsible for all security concerns. Gate, security system and on premises staff.

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.
     ASPCA 520 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450 Website: http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc.aspx

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.
     American Association of Equine Practitioners 4033 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 Phone: (859) 233-0147 Email: aaepoffice@aaep.org PATH Intl’ P.O. Box 33150 Denver, CO 80233 Phone: (800) 369-7433 Email: PathIntl@PathIntl.org Equus Foundation New York State Horse Council 1467 Blakeley Road East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- 518-526-0718 Email: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- Jeannette.Dietrich@NYSHC.org NYC Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit Arsenal West 24 West 61st Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10023 Phone: (212) 408-0100


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/01/2017

Veterinarian: Sheila Darling

Clinic Name: New England Equine Practice    Street: 2933 Route 22    City: Patterson  State: NY    Zip: 12563

Phone: 8458787500    Email: SDarling@neequine.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)


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: 6.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 70

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 75

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

Additional explanation:We do not currently operate at Riverdale Stables. In 2016 we rented space and horses at this facility for use for our programs. Since we did not own any of the horses at this facility in 2016, we did not have horse costs associated with our operations there.

70 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

70 = Total of 2a-2c

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

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

70 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            70 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

$NA     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$NA     Bedding.

$NA     Veterinarian.

$NA     Farrier.

$NA     Dentist.

$NA     Manure Removal.

$NA     Medications & Supplements.

$100     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$NA     Horse Care Staff.

$NA     Horse Training.

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

$100     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

23800     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: $0
Question 3 ($100 ) divided by Question 4 (23800).

Average length of stay for an equine: 340 days
Question 4 (23800) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (70).


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? All 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? All 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-Most of the time

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

      8-b. If yes, Stall/enclosure cleanliness: How often are stalls/enclosures cleaned? 4-5 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? Most 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. All or NA

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

      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? Most of the time

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? 4-5 Days a Week

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? 4-5 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? All of the time


Program Use of Horses for Special Needs at this Facility Not Applicable.



Location 3 of 6
Bronx Equestrian Center

9 Shore Rd. Bronx NY 10464

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: James Wilson

2. Contact's Phone: 646-450-1618

3. Contact's Email: James@GallopNYC.org

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

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: 9 Shore Road
Bronx, NY 10464

Marcy Brennan
718-885-0551
bxstable@aol.com

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? 
     We rent horses by the hour at times and rates are negotiated with the owner.

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.. 
     We rent horses by the hour and use the outdoor arena for lessons two days a week.

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: 2.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

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

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 1 barn, 3 paddocks, wood and poly fencing.

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.
     A rotation is observed, also this facility has an upstate facility (not used by GallopNYC) used for horse R and R.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 2

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.
     Outdoor arena with poly and wood fencing and sandy footing.

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.
     

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     We have observed trailers usable for this purpose on site.

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.
     Tack is assigned by the facility owner. If needed, GallopNYC will supplement with specialized tack.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Each horse stall is labeled and following NYC regulations, all horses have hoof tattoos.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     We rely on the barn owner and veterinarian for horse management.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We rely on the barn owner and veterinarian for the horse's feed management.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We have shared this information with our instructors, including printed posters, and use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score as a guide. We follow PATH Intl. guidelines for horse work hours and comply with NYC regulations.

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.
     This is the responsibility of the stable, but we have observed proper care. Note that all stables we use are regulated by NYC, which regulates carcass disposal and other matters.

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.
     We leave this to the facility, where all rules are posted. NYC regulates horse use in extreme hot or cold weather. GallopNYC has emergency procedures in place for extreme weather.

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?
     The facility owners are responsible for all security concerns. There is a locked entry gate restricting public access.

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.
     ASPCA 520 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450 Website: http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc.aspx

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.
     American Association of Equine Practitioners 4033 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 Phone: (859) 233-0147 Email: aaepoffice@aaep.org PATH Intl’ P.O. Box 33150 Denver, CO 80233 Phone: (800) 369-7433 Email: PathIntl@PathIntl.org Equus Foundation New York State Horse Council 1467 Blakeley Road East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- 518-526-0718 Email: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- Jeannette.Dietrich@NYSHC.org NYC Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit Arsenal West 24 West 61st Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10023 Phone: (212) 408-0100


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/20/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Dennis Farrell

    Street: 69 Wading River Hollow Rd.    City: Ridge,  State: NY    Zip: 11961

Phone: 516-984-7302    Email: Horsedoc730@Yahoo.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: James Wilson

     2. Instructor: Suzy Marquard


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: 6.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 24

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 30

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

Additional explanation:We did not own any of the horses at Bronx Equestrian Center. We rented horses at this site for use in our program, thus, we did not pay directly for their care.

30 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

30 = Total of 2a-2c

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

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

30 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            30 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

$NA     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$NA     Bedding.

$NA     Veterinarian.

$NA     Farrier.

$NA     Dentist.

$NA     Manure Removal.

$NA     Medications & Supplements.

$100     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$NA     Horse Care Staff.

$NA     Horse Training.

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

$100     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

10,200     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: $10
Question 3 ($100 ) divided by Question 4 (10,200).

Average length of stay for an equine: 0 days
Question 4 (10,200) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (30).


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? All 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? All 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-Most 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? 4-5 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? Most 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? Most

      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. All or NA

      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? 4-5 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 3 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually

      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? 4-5 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? All 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? 43

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 10

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 22

4. What is the average wait list time? 1 Years(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 5.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 6

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 2

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 100%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. All lessons include a ground work component



Location 4 of 6
Prospect Park's Bowling Green

397A Coney Island Ave. Brooklyn NY 11218

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: James Wilson

2. Contact's Phone: 646-450-1618

3. Contact's Email: James@GallopNYC.org

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

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: 397A Coney Island Ave.
Brooklyn NY 11218

Barbara Christ
646 393 9031
bchrist@prospectpark.org

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

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? 
     We have a permit agreement with the NYC Parks Department for use of Bowling Green. There are no facilities at the Green, it is an open (fenced) area. We have installed a round pen on the grounds. There are NO stables at this facility, horses are trailered in. The agreement is updated quarterly with our new schedule and fees and is terminable at the end of any quarter.

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.. 
     We pay a fee to the Parks Department for use of the Bowling Green area.

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: 5.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

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

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 1 Large fenced in area for riding and one small round pen.

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.
     N/A. Horses are only here when used for therapeutic lessons. They have breaks at liberty in the round pen.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 0

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.
     Grassed field. We don't have lessons if ground is too wet or frozen.

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)? No

7. If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant.
     We don't keep horses here, the horses are kept at our two stables, GallopNYC-Forest Hills and Sunrise Stables.

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.
     Bowling Green is located in Prospect Park, on NYC Parks land and complies with all NYC Parks Department standards.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     We have a trailer on site when we run our program at Bowling Green. In the event of an emergency, horses can be transported back to our stables quickly, as they are both in relatively close proximity to Bowling Green.

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 provide suitable tack for our horses, which our Horse Manager oversees. Prior to lessons, GallopNYC Instructors evaluate this tack and provide supplemental tack as necessary for use in our therapeutic riding program.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     We keep notes on each horse we use, and have a digital record of all the members of our herd. All horses are licensed with NYS and bear hoof brands.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     N/A- see GallopNYC-Forest Hills and Sunrise Stables.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     N/A- see GallopNYC-Forest Hills and Sunrise Stables.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We have shared this information with our instructors, including printed posters at the stables we own, and use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score as a guide. We follow PATH Intl. guidelines for horse work hours and comply with NYC regulations.

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.
     NA- no horses are kept on the premises at this site. They are transported via trailer from our stables. For our Biosecurity plan, see Sunrise Stables and GallopNYC Forest Hills.

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.
     NYC regulates horse use in extreme hot or cold weather. GallopNYC has emergency procedures in place for extreme weather, such as thunderstorms or hail.

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?
     NYC Regulates horse use in extreme hot or cold weather. Our emergency preparedness plans regarding fire safety and other hazardous scenarios are posted on site and in our employee manuals. All of our sites have a sufficient number of fire extinguishers and are regularly inspected by the FDNY.

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.
     ASPCA 520 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450 Website: http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc.aspx

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.
     American Association of Equine Practitioners 4033 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 Phone: (859) 233-0147 Email: aaepoffice@aaep.org PATH Intl’ P.O. Box 33150 Denver, CO 80233 Phone: (800) 369-7433 Email: PathIntl@PathIntl.org Equus Foundation New York State Horse Council 1467 Blakeley Road East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- 518-526-0718 Email: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- Jeannette.Dietrich@NYSHC.org NYC Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit Arsenal West 24 West 61st Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10023 Phone: (212) 408-0100


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/20/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Dennis Farrell

    Street: 69 Wading River Hollow Rd.    City: Ridge  State: NY    Zip: 11961

Phone: 5169847302    Email: Horsedoc730@Yahoo.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Abigail Wellhouse

     2. Instructor: Alicia Kershaw

     3. Instructor: James Wilson

     4. Instructor: Katie Murrell

     5. Instructor: Sarah Jane Casey


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: *Missing.

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

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

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

Additional explanation:We did not house any horses at Bowling Green. Bowling Green is strictly a program site. In 2016, we trailered in horses from Jamaica Bay Riding Academy, the facility where we housed our horses at that time. For 2016 Horse Inventory questions, see Sunrise Stables

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

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

6 = Total of 2a-2c

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

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

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

            6 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

$NA     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$NA     Bedding.

$NA     Veterinarian.

$NA     Farrier.

$NA     Dentist.

$NA     Manure Removal.

$NA     Medications & Supplements.

$100     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$NA     Horse Care Staff.

$NA     Horse Training.

$5200     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$5300     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

132     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: $40
Question 3 ($5,300 ) divided by Question 4 (132).

Average length of stay for an equine: 22 days
Question 4 (132) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (6).


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? All of the time

      2. Flooring - drainage & traction: Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction? Not at all

      3. Ventilation for enclosed shelters: Is there adequate ventilation and circulation to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases? Not at all

      4. Electrical wiring condition: Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety? Not at all

      5. Fire Prevention & protective measures: Are fire prevention and protection measures including fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems, maintained and in good working order? Not at all

      6. Quarantine/Isolation: Is there a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine? No

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

      8. Are the horses housed in stalls/enclosures? No

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. All or NA

      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? Not at all

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? 4-5 Days a Week

II. Horse Care

      1. Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 3 months

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually

      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? All 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? 89

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 24

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 22

4. What is the average wait list time? 2 Years(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 5.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 6

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)? 95%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. Horses are trailered to this site 4 days per week. We transport our horses from our two nearby stables- GallopNYC-Forest Hills and Sunrise Stables. All lessons include a ground work component.



Location 5 of 6
GallopNYC Sunrise Stables

80-98 Linden Blvd. Howard Beach NY 11414

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: James Wilson

2. Contact's Phone: 646-450-1618

3. Contact's Email: james@gallopnyc.org

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

5-8. Not Applicable.

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: 5

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 6 total enclosures 1 stable with 27 stalls 3 pastures 1 round pen 1 TR ring

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.
     We have 14 horses at this facility. With three large pastures and about 5 acres of space at this sight, horses have ample space for turnout given our relatively small herd.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 6

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.
     Large "rodeo" arena, outdoors, with sand and earth footing and disability suitable mounting ramp

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.
     

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Trailer on site

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 provide suitable tack for each of our horses. GallopNYC instructors evaluate this tack and provide supplemental tack as necessary for use in our therapeutic riding program.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     We maintain a horse database that describes each horse. Each stall at Sunrise is labelled. All NYC rental horses are licensed and bear hoof brands.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     We have turnout at this stable, and all horses are given turnout daily. As well, we have an exerise program using the round pen and the arena.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We consult with our veterinarian to ensure that each horse’s specific nutritional and dietary needs are met. We encourage our instructors to familiarize themselves with equine dietary needs, and one of our instructors, Abigail Welhouse, is currently enrolled in an Equine Nutrition course at Rutgers University. Following the AAEP guidelines, we feed our horses twice daily, and for the members of our herd that have limited turnout, we provide the necessary supplements and supplemental feed to ensure their health and well-being. Our horses have separate feeding areas to eliminate competition for feed, so each horse is provided an appropriate portion. Our feeding buckets are cleaned routinely. Our horses mostly move at a relaxing pace, and generally only canter when our instructors and trainers are exercising them. Therefore, we usually provide them with a Maintenance level of feed, depending on their age and individual workload. Each horses has its own dietary plan which varies according to its age, workload, and individual dietary needs. The dietary plan for most of our horses includes a combination of the following: herd pellet feed; senior feed; alfalfa; Smart Digest; Vitamin E; Gastro Teck; Himalayan salt or iodized salt. We also provide them with free choice hay. Each horse’s feed management plan is established and posted at each location in consultation with our veterinarian.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We have shared this information with our instructors, including printed posters, and use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score as a guide. We follow PATH Intl. guidelines for horse work hours and comply with NYC regulations.

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.
     We have a quarantine plan in place in the event one of our horses contracts a communicable disease and we follow AAEP’s Biosecurity guidelines. We have a composting system to which we use to handle horse waste. We share our compost with neighborhood membersif they need it. Carcass disposal is governed by NYC regulations which require cremation. All of our horses, as well as horses that visit our arenas, have Coggins tests. We also have quarantine areas available for a horse in the event it contracts a communicable disease.

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.
     NYC Regulates horse use in extreme hot or cold weather. Our emergency preparedness plans regarding fire safety and other hazardous scenarios are posted on site and in our employee manuals. All of our sites have a sufficient number of fire extinguishers and are regularly inspected by the FDNY.

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?
     There is a locked entry gate restricting public access and security cameras that can be accessed online remotely.

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.
     ASPCA 520 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450 Website: http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc.aspx

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.
     American Association of Equine Practitioners 4033 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 Phone: (859) 233-0147 Email:  aaepoffice@aaep.org PATH Intl’ P.O. Box 33150 Denver, CO 80233 Phone: (800) 369-7433 Email: PathIntl@PathIntl.org Equus Foundation New York State Horse Council 1467 Blakeley Road East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- 518-526-0718 Email: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- Jeannette.Dietrich@NYSHC.org NYC Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit Arsenal West 24 West 61st Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10023 Phone: (212) 408-0100


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/20/2017

Veterinarian: Dennis Farrell, DVM

    Street: 69 Wading River Hollow Road    City: Ridge  State: NY    Zip: 11961

Phone: 516-984-7302    Email: Horsedoc730@yahoo.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Alex Michaels

     2. Instructor: James Wilson

     3. Instructor: Marie Varvaro

     4. Instructor: Suzy Marquard


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: 0.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 0

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 0

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. No

Additional explanation:We did not have any horse costs at Sunrise Stables in 2016 since we did not move our horses into the stable until the end of December. We began offering therapeutic riding lessons at Sunrise Stables this April.

NA> 2-a. Total number of horses on January 1, 2016.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

0 = Total of 2a-2c

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

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

2-g. Total number of horses on December 31, 2016.

            0 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

$N/A     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$N/A     Bedding.

$N/A     Veterinarian.

$N/A     Farrier.

$N/A     Dentist.

$N/A     Manure Removal.

$N/A     Medications & Supplements.

$100     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$N/A     Horse Care Staff.

$N/A     Horse Training.

$N/A     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$100     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

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

Additional explanation:We did not have any horse costs at Sunrise Stables in 2016 since we did not move our horses into the stable until the end of December. We began offering therapeutic riding lessons at Sunrise Stables this April.


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? Most 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? All 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? All 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. All or NA

      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? Daily or 6 Days a Week

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? Annually

      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? All 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? 50

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 24

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 28

4. What is the average wait list time? 9 Months(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 5.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 6

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)? 100%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. All lessons include a ground work component.



Location 6 of 6
GallopNYC- Forest Hills

88-03 70th Road Forest Hills NY 11375

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: James Wilson

2. Contact's Phone: 646-450-1618

3. Contact's Email: james@gallopnyc.org

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

5-8. Not Applicable.

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: 6.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

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

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. GallopNYC (Forest Hills) is located in Queens, NY, and does not have substantial acreage. However, horses can be ridden in Forest Park along a four-mile trail. Beginners and therapeutic riders use a large indoor arena. Equines are housed in box stalls in a large indoor stable.

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.
     Not applicable, GallopNYC-Forest Hills is an urban stable and does not have pastures or paddocks.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 0

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.
     GallopNYC's activities take place in a large indoor riding arena.. There is natural footing in the arena, which is regularly maintained by GallopNYC's staff and volunteers as needed.

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.
     

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Emergency horse transportation is available at this facility by use of our trailer stored at Sunrise Stables- about a 10 minute drive away.

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 provide suitable tack for each of our horses. GallopNYC instructors evaluate this tack and provide supplemental tack as necessary for use in our therapeutic riding program.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     We maintain a horse database that describes each horse. Each stall at GallopNYC (Forest Hills) is also labelled.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     While we don’t have turnout at this stable, all horses are exercised on a 3.5 mile bridle path in nearby Forest Park so they are not confined to their stables.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We consult with our veterinarian to ensure that each horse’s specific nutritional and dietary needs are met. We encourage our instructors to familiarize themselves with equine dietary needs, and one of our instructors, Abigail Welhouse, is currently enrolled in an Equine Nutrition course at Rutgers University. Following the AAEP guidelines, we feed our horses twice daily, and for the members of our herd that have limited turnout, we provide the necessary supplements and supplemental feed to ensure their health and well-being. Our horses have separate feeding areas to eliminate competition for feed, so each horse is provided an appropriate portion. Our feeding buckets are cleaned routinely. Our horses mostly move at a relaxing pace, and generally only canter when our instructors and trainers are exercising them. Therefore, we usually provide them with a Maintenance level of feed, depending on their age and individual workload. Each horse has its own dietary plan which varies according to its age, workload, and individual dietary needs. The dietary plan for most of our horses includes a combination of the following: herd pellet feed; senior feed; alfalfa; Smart Digest; Vitamin E; Gastro Teck; Himalayan salt or iodized salt. We also provide them with free choice hay. Each horse’s feed management plan is established and posted at each location in consultation with our veterinarian.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We have shared this information with our instructors, including printed posters, and use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score as a guide. We follow PATH Intl. guidelines for horse work hours and comply with NYC regulations.

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.
     We have a quarantine plan in place in the event one of our horses contracts a communicable disease and we follow AAEP’s Biosecurity guidelines. Horse waste is stored suitably, and is trucked from GallopNYC- Forest Hills by a third party waste removal company on a regular basis. Carcass disposal is governed by NYC regulations which require cremation. All of our horses, as well as horses that visit our arenas, have Coggins tests. We also have quarantine areas available for a horse in the event it contracts a communicable disease.

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.
     NYC Regulates horse use in extreme hot or cold weather. Our emergency preparedness plans regarding fire safety and other hazardous scenarios are posted on site and in our employee manuals. All of our sites have a sufficient number of fire extinguishers and are regularly inspected by the FDNY.

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?
     There is a locked entry gate restricting public access and security cameras that can be accessed online remotely.

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.
     ASPCA 520 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10018 Phone: (212) 876-7700, ext. 4450 Website: http://www.aspca.org/aspca-nyc.aspx

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.
     American Association of Equine Practitioners 4033 Iron Works Parkway Lexington, KY 40511 Phone: (859) 233-0147 Email:  aaepoffice@aaep.org PATH Intl’ P.O. Box 33150 Denver, CO 80233 Phone: (800) 369-7433 Email: PathIntl@PathIntl.org Equus Foundation New York State Horse Council 1467 Blakeley Road East Aurora, NY 14052 Phone: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- 518-526-0718 Email: Jeannette Dietrich, VP- Jeannette.Dietrich@NYSHC.org NYC Parks Mounted Auxiliary Unit Arsenal West 24 West 61st Street, 5th Floor New York, NY 10023 Phone: (212) 408-0100


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/20/2017

Veterinarian: Dennis Farrell, DVM

    Street: 69 Wading River Hollow Road    City: Ridge  State: NY    Zip: 11961

Phone: 516-984-7302    Email: Horsedoc730@yahoo.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Amanda Gallo

     2. Instructor: Carrie Nydick

     3. Instructor: Dana Fairburn

     4. Instructor: Eren Gibson

     5. Instructor: James Wilson

     6. Instructor: Sarah Jane Casey


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: 10.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 15

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 30

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

Additional explanation:While we operated our programs at GallopNYC Forest Hills in 2016, (then known as Lynne's Riding Center), we did not own the horses on site or the site itself at that time. We rented horses for use in our programs from the former owner of the stables, Lynne Holzhauser. Thus, even though there were 15 horses on site in 2016, we did not have any direct horse costs at that facility.

10 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

           + 0 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

10 = Total of 2a-2c

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

           - 0 2-e. Total number of horses transferred to another facility during the year.

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

0 = Total of 2d-2f

10 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            10 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

$0     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$0     Bedding.

$0     Veterinarian.

$0     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$0     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$0     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$71700     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$71700     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

1680     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: $43
Question 3 ($71,700 ) divided by Question 4 (1680).

Average length of stay for an equine: 168 days
Question 4 (1680) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (10).


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? All 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? All 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?

      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? None

      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. None

      4. Condition of fences & gates: Are fences and gates functioning properly by being maintained and repaired when needed? None

      5. Condition of paddock/yard: Are these spaces free from equipment and debris? None

      6. Availability of shelter: Are natural or man-made shelters available to horses for protections from elements? Not at all

      7. Cleanliness: How often are these spaces cleaned? Daily or 6 Days a Week

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? Annually

      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? All 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? 66

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 24

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 44

4. What is the average wait list time? 1 Years(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 5.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 6

6. How many days per week does each horse work? (Estimate or Average) 5

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 100%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. This facility is located in New York City and does not have turnout or extensive acreage. However, riders have access to bridle paths through adjacent parkland. Most GallopNYC riders do not use the park. All lessons include an unmounted component.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Abigail Wellhouse

         *Facility Participation:

         Prospect Park's Bowling Green

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.PATH INt'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2015

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Instructor


     2. *Instructor: Alex Michaels

         *Facility Participation:

         GallopNYC Sunrise Stables

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.PATH Int'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2016

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Instructor


     3. *Instructor: Alicia Kershaw

         *Facility Participation:

         Prospect Park's Bowling Green

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.PATH INt'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2011

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Instructor


     4. *Instructor: Amanda Gallo

         *Facility Participation:

         GallopNYC- Forest Hills

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.PATH Int'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2016

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Instructor


     5. *Instructor: Carrie Nydick

         *Facility Participation:

         GallopNYC- Forest Hills

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.PATH INt'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2015

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Instructor


     6. *Instructor: Dana Fairburn

         *Facility Participation:

         GallopNYC- Forest Hills

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.PATH Int'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2016

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Instructor


     7. *Instructor: Eren Gibson

         *Facility Participation:

         GallopNYC- Forest Hills

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.PATH Int'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2015

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Instructor


     8. *Instructor: James Wilson

         *Facility Participation:

         Bronx Equestrian Center

         Prospect Park's Bowling Green

         GallopNYC Sunrise Stables

         GallopNYC- Forest Hills

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.PATH INt'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2014

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Instructor in Training

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. takes exams this summer


     9. *Instructor: Katie Murrell

         *Facility Participation:

         Prospect Park's Bowling Green

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.PATH INt'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2104

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Instructor


     10. *Instructor: Marie Varvaro

         *Facility Participation:

         GallopNYC Sunrise Stables

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.PATH INt'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2007

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Instructor


     11. *Instructor: Sarah Jane Casey

         *Facility Participation:

         Prospect Park's Bowling Green

         GallopNYC- Forest Hills

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.PATH INt'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2007

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Instructor


     12. *Instructor: Suzy Marquard

         *Facility Participation:

         Bronx Equestrian Center

         GallopNYC Sunrise Stables

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.PATH INt'l

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2010

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.PATH Intl. Certified Instructor

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Extensive training in Veterans program Volunteer Board Chair