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UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 05/01/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Karen Kersting

Employees:   Full-Time:  6  Part-Time:  2  Volunteers:  312

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. UpReach is a PATH Premier Accredited Center. In business since 1992, UpReach follows best practices in training, administration and management. All employees undergo a background check as part of their employment requirement. Instructors must achieve/maintain their PATH certifications as applicable. All volunteers, staff and board members have job descriptions that describe their roles and responsibilities. Annual evaluations are provided to all staff. UpReach has an employee handbook and the Path Standards Manual also includes copies of all standard policies and procedures. UpReach is in full compliance with all applicable PATH standards as well as state and federal laws.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  6

Number of Board Members:  13  Number of Voting Board Members:  13

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? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization. Our Veterinarian is on the Board of Directors but it should be noted that he also donates all of his services to UpReach.

Conflict of Interest:

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


II. PROGRAMS

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

2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
     Therapeutic Riding, Therapeutic Driving, Equine Assisted Learning, Hippotherapy, and Equine Facilitated Mental Health.

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

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

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. 
     A "horse lead sheet" is completed for each horse being considered for the program. Information from this sheet is then matched to current needs as well as requirements for horses to be accepted for the work we do. If the preliminary information meets our criteria, we then do a site visit to see the horse in its own environment. We then complete a number of checklist items and if appropriate (and safe) a riding demonstration is completed. If all requirements are met we then schedule a "vet check". Horses are required to be up to date on all shots/vaccinations prior to coming to the facility. Once a successful vet check is completed the horse is brought to the facility for a 6 week evaluation period where it is introduced to the herd, in hand work is done with exposure to specialty equipment, ramp, lift, toys etc, riding evaluations and assessments and finally mock lessons. Once accepted into the program, horses work for a maximum of 2 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each horse will be scheduled based on it's individual needs as well as an appropriate match to students needs. The Barn Management staff is responsible for ensuring that each horse has a specific exercise/training program in place which will include riding/ground work or time off as needed to make sure our horses are healthy and happy. It is also important to note that there is a two week break between scheduled riding sessions to allow for extra time for horses to be schooled or have time off as necessary. The barn management staff has weekly meetings and the instructor staff are updated regularly on the status of all horses. At least once a year we also do a full 'horse assessment" to determine if we need to begin thinking about retiring horses or acquiring new horses for the program to allow for appropriate planning and support. The retirement of a horse from the program is equally as important as the acquisition of one.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Horses are acquired through donation, purchase or free lease. See above for 'horse acceptance policy".

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. 
     An annual assessment is done so that we can be proactive about the retirement process whenever possible. However, if a situation should arise where a horses behavior or physical well being results in a decision to retire them from the program then we would follow our horse retirement protocols. If free leased, we would notify the owner and coordinate for them to take their horse back (or in some cases mutually coordinate to find a safe/appropriate home). If purchased/donated, then we assume the responsibility of finding a safe/appropriate home. Most of our retired horses end up finding placement with a long time volunteer (or former volunteer). We will keep a horse that is not working in the program as long as necessary in order to find a home that meets our standards.

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.). 
     See details in section one.

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 are very fortunate that our Veterinarian donates all his services. Routine vet checks are scheduled and all unusual horse behaviours are logged so that the barn management staff can take any precautions necessary to ensure the safety of our horses (and clients, volunteers, staff etc) It may mean time off, ground work, or a vet visit. A worming schedule is in place with a rotation of wormers to achieve the highest benefits. The horses are the mainstay of our work and their health and well-being is paramount. Paid trained staff is on site daily to assess the horses well being and provide appropriate care.

6. What is the euthanasia policy? Please include specifically under what circumstances your organization will euthanize a horse and whether your organization will euthanize a healthy but difficult horse for space: 
     We will never put a horse down just because of space. Sadly, we have had to make the decision to euthanize a horse due to severe colic or extreme old age and their bodies just can't physically function. We typically have provided every reasonable course of treatment and euthanasia is the last recourse. We are fortunate to have a very kind and understanding veterinarian who participates with us in making this appropriate but difficult decision. We also encourage staff/clients to engage in a grieving process and respect the wonderful work the horse helped us to achieve.

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: 
     N/A We are not a breeding barn.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Other considerations are provided below.

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: Not applicable



IV. FACILITIES

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

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

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Location 1 of 1
UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

153 Paige Hill Rd Goffstown NH 03045

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Karen Kersting

2. Contact's Phone: 603-497-2343

3. Contact's Email: karen@upreachtrc.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: 5.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 30

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. UpReach maintains a 96 acre farm. Our large barn and indoor arena can house up to 18 horses in large 12 x 12 stalls. Turnout is provided to all horses everyday (weather permitting). The number of paddocks available to us allows us to rotate horses and provide appropriate herd management. We have 12 large turnout paddocks providing ample room for our horses. We use 3 rail wooden fencing and all fences are checked prior to turnout. All paddocks are mowed and maintained for appropriate grazing.

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.
     Barn staff checks all fencing in paddocks prior to turnout. The large number of spacious paddocks ensures that we can rotate horses and provide appropriate herd management. Pasture management is the responsibility of the barn manager who uses the support of volunteers to take care of mowing and cleaning all paddocks.

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.
     The 90 x 170 indoor arena is well lit and with excellent ventilation. The footing is comprised of rubber and stonedust providing good footing for both horses and the volunteers working as leaders and sidewalkers in lessons. We treat the indoor arena footing with magnesium chloride as needed for dust control. The outdoor arena has a sand footing that is maintained for therapeutic riding and driving sessions. We have outdoor trails that are on a regular management schedule.

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.
     UpReach is a PATH, Int'l Premier Accredited Center and meets or exceeds all of PATH Int'l's core administrative, program and facility standards.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     UpReach owns a horse trailer and truck on property that can be utilized to transport.

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.
     A thorough assessment is made when each horse enters the program. Going forward tack fittings etc are done for all horses a minimum of two times a year. A saddle fitting/tack/blanket chart etc is completed for each horse so that all staff and volunteers can easily know what equipment should be used for each horse for each session.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Each horse halter is tagged with the horses name. In addition, a picture of each horse along with specific information is posted by each horse stall for easy reference. There is also a turnout chart in the barn that indicates which horses are turned out where on the property. Complete files of each horse are maintained in the barn manager's office.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Unless specifically designated to stall rest by the veterinarian all horses receive a minimum of 6 hrs of turn out each day.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     UpReach creates a specific feed chart that best meets the needs of each individual horse. This feed chart is posted in the feed room to ensure all personnel who may be required to feed the horses will have the information. Periodic discussions occur with farrier and veterinarian regarding supplements. All supplements are all included as part of the chart.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     While we are familiar with the Henneke Body Conditioning Score, we do not presently utilize this to adjust feeding/exercise practices for our herd. As noted above, we consult regularly with our vet regarding feed and weight issues.

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.
     UpReach has a regular worming schedule that rotates wormers for maximum effectiveness. Our worming schedule has been developed in conjunction with our veterinarian. All horses coming on the property are required to be up to date on all shots/vaccinations. Stalls are cleaned at least once per day. Manure is contained and hauled away every 4-6 weeks. UpReach also uses fly spray, tick control, and Spaulding Fly Predators to manage pest control. Any other disease control management issues are coordinated with our veterinarian as needed.

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.
     UpReach has a full risk management plan that is part of our PATH Intl Accreditation Manual. In our risk management plan we have identified the plan of action and the person(s) responsible for each of the following areas: Natural Disasters, Human and Equine Safety and Injuries and Conduct of Personnel and Participants. We maintain a close working relationship with the local fire department, police department and emergency preparedness coordinators.

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?
     UpReach has on-site tenants who oversees after hours. Our horses turnouts are in secure fencing that is checked regularly. Our main building (indoor arena/horse stalls/offices) has a fully monitored fire alarm 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.
     State of New Hampshire, Board of Veterinarian Medicine, 25 Capital St, PO Box 2042, Concord, NH 03302 vetboard@agr.nh.gov (603) 271-3706

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.
     N/A


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 02/22/2017

Veterinarian: Matthew Cobb, DMV

Clinic Name: Candray Pet Care    Street: 472 Raymond Road    City: Candia  State: NH    Zip: 03034

Phone: 603-483-0500    Email: info@candiaraymondveterinarian.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Allison McCully

     2. Instructor: Danielle Guindon

     3. Instructor: Elizabeth Devine

     4. Instructor: Kristen McGraw

     5. Instructor: Lauren Kochakian


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: 18.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 20

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 22

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:UpReach does not currently track expenses for manure removal, equine dental, and veterinary expenses as these are all donated to the organization. In addition, UpReach receives donated bedding, reduced costs for hay and other horse related supplies as well.

18 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

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

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

20 = 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

20 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            18 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

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


2016 Horse Care Costs

$26053     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$6129     Bedding.

$0     Veterinarian.

$10680     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$2664     Medications & Supplements.

$1979     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$40163     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$1656     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$89324     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

6781     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: $13
Question 3 ($89,324 ) divided by Question 4 (6781).

Average length of stay for an equine: 339 days
Question 4 (6781) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (20).


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-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? 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? Most of the time

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

II. Horse Care

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

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? 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? 125

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 40

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 52

4. What is the average wait list time? 6 Months(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 3

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

7. What percent of your programs and services at this facility are mounted (vs. ground-based)? 90%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. The time someone is on the wait list can be skewed based on their individual availability vs actual availability of openings in the therapeutic riding and driving schedules.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Allison McCully

         *Facility Participation:

         UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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

Certification 1:

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

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2017

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

Certification 2:

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

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2008

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.University of New Hampshire

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.Bachelors Degree in Animal and Equine Science with a tract in Therapeutic Riding.


     2. *Instructor: Danielle Guindon

         *Facility Participation:

         UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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

Certification 1:

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

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.University of New Hampshire

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.BS in Equine Studies: Therapeutic Riding Concentration.


     3. *Instructor: Elizabeth Devine

         *Facility Participation:

         UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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 Intl

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.University of NH

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.BS Equine Studies: Therapeutic Riding


     4. *Instructor: Kristen McGraw

         *Facility Participation:

         UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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 Intl

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2004

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Therapeutic Driving Level II Instructor

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2012

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Kristen is also trained to be a PATH Mentor, Driving Evaluator and was the Certified Professional of the Year for PATH Intl Region One in 2012. She is also currently the chair for the NH Council on Developmental Disabilities.


     5. *Instructor: Lauren Kochakian

         *Facility Participation:

         UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

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 Intl

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

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Therapeutic Driving Instructor Level I

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.CVA

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 Volunteer Administrator

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2006

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Certified Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Lauren is also an active member of NHAVA (NH Association of Volunteer Administrators and was recently the past president. She received the Governors Award for Volunteer Administration in 2014 and the Judith Longeran Award for Volunteer Administration in 2013.