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Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 06/07/2018

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Paula J. Del Giudice, Executive Director

Employees:   Full-Time:  17  Part-Time:  30  Volunteers:  1093

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. New employees receive training and orientation by their direct supervisor and are required to attend the volunteer orientation and training. Employees are given an employee handbook that outlines Little Bit policies and procedures. All staff positions have a written job description. All employees receive an annual evaluation from their supervisor.
Volunteers complete an application and are required to attend an orientation and training. Volunteers who will be working with the horses and participants must complete a program volunteer training, which includes horse handling training. If they want to assume greater responsibilities with the horses they must attend and pass the advanced trainings, including leader and barn team training. All volunteer positions have job descriptions.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  12

Number of Board Members:  9  Number of Voting Board Members:  9

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


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:
     Adaptive Riding:
Our Adaptive Riding program focuses on increasing individual riding skills while gaining a therapeutic benefit. The goals set for each rider vary as much as the riders do. Improved physical strength, muscle tone, balance, mobility and hand-eye coordination are some of the visibly enhanced skills. The more subtle improvements are fortified self-esteem, self-control and self-confidence. Peer interaction and social skills are also developed in this unique setting.

Working with the parents, guardian, and/or rider, instructors establish goals for each rider. They use a wide variety of games and exercises designed to meet the rider's needs. The highly individualized lesson plans take into account the rider's physical, emotional, and mental strengths and limitations. Classes include arena riding, trail rides, and group activities. All riders also work on improving their horsemanship skills. With the combination of a trusted horse, instructor and group of volunteers, riders become more willing to try new things and attain new goals.

Equine-assisted Therapy:
We provide occupational, speech and physical therapy. A typical therapy session takes place on the back of the horse, in our on-site treatment room and in the natural environment of the barn. Equine-assisted therapy is treatment that incorporates equine activities and/or the equine environment. The therapist uses the movement of the horse to address the patient's challenges, such as deficits in balance, strength, endurance, coordination, communication, and attention. This therapy does not teach riding skills; rather the goals are geared towards independence with activities of daily living and increased participation in family, school and community life.

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. All of our activities are horse related. We have two barn cats that are a big hit with the majority of our participants, but we focus on equine-assisted therapy and adaptive riding lessons.

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. 
     Little Bit currently has a herd of 24 horses including ponies, Quarter Horses, Fjords, Draft crosses, and Paints. All were selected for our program based on good physical health and equal measures of physical ability, patience, enjoyment of the job, and tolerance. Horses are donated to our program, care-leased or purchased. Horses older than 16 years are candidates for a care lease arrangement.

Little Bit is considered an industry leader in equine care. Our equine health program embraces best practices and is designed to keep our horses healthy, happy, and in shape so that they in turn can provide our riders and patients with the best possible therapy experience. Horses are fed hay three times a day (morning, lunch, and evening) and grain in the morning and evening. Every horse is turned out for approximately 8 hours per day in paddocks. Our daily schooling schedule improves overall health and training, and reduces injuries. We utilize trained horse handlers for long-lining and therapy sessions to provide best practices use, and exercise, of therapy horses.

Our veterinarian, Dr. Megan McCracken, DVM, typically visits Little Bit two to six times each month, depending on the need, but comes as often as necessary. The farriers come on a regular basis as our horses are on a 6-7 week rotation for shoeing and trimming. An acupuncturist and chiropractor visits monthly and treats approximately 4 horses each visit. Other equine care practices include tracking horse body weight and fat (working toward optimum measurement of 5), monitoring equine behavior and proactively addressing adverse or suspect behaviors through modified training and schooling of horses, and increasing ground training of horses to improve horse behavior while being groomed, transitioned from paddock/stall to tacking/arena, etc. We provide 12 weeks of respite breaks for horses scheduled throughout the year.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Our horses are acquired through purchase, donation or our care-lease program.

3. Describe under what circumstances horses leave your organization. Please describe in detail your horse adoption/fostering practices and procedures including any recruitment initiatives you have to attract potential adopters. Please include your policies and practices with respect to horses that are no longer useful or manageable and horses that need to be retired. 
     Horses leave Little Bit only when they are no longer able to serve as therapy horses. This may be due to age, soundness, an emergent medical issue that is not likely to be resolved, a preexisting health issue that worsens causing the horse pain, or a change in temperament or behavior inappropriate for therapy horses (biting, kicking, bucking, etc.) which tells us a horse is ready for another career.

Criteria considered when determining whether to retire a horse include: liability to our riders and volunteers; the level of the horse's discomfort; impact of the horse being retired to our rider list; what impact the retirement would have on the rest of the herd; and financial aspects of keeping a horse in retirement until a home is found. Little Bit then works to successfully move or retire horses to new homes. When a determination has to be made to retire a horse, our Equine Services Director and members of our Horse Council are involved in the decision-making process. Our Equine Services Director works carefully with all potential new owners to ensure that our horses will continue to receive excellent care in the future.

Horses under a care-lease agreement are returned to their owner when a retirement is necessary.

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 have a horse questionnaire form completed by owners on potential horses, we then watch the owner ride the horse, we will ride the horse and see how they are with leading and side walkers with a rider as well as props that they may see in the arena (balls, wands, rings, etc.). We then do a 30 to 45 day trial period followed by a veterinary examination for any horses coming into the program.

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 take the health care of our horses very seriously. Our worming program is every 6-8 weeks, regular farrier care, and we have programs in place to make sure our horses are thoroughly looked over on a regular basis, track vitals, weight and any health concerns. We have a great relationship with our veterinarian and schedule regular dental appointments, vaccinations and other vet appointments as needed. We have regular body work done for our horses which include chiropractic care, acupuncture, red light therapy, and energy work.

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: 
     In the event that the quality of life of a Little Bit-owned program horse has deteriorated to the point that the horse can no longer be kept comfortable due to health-related issues, Little Bit Horse Council will determine if humane euthanasia is warranted. Areas of consideration will include but not necessarily be limited to: lameness, problems that result in chronic pain, and/or severely limit mobility, and can no longer be managed with conventional treatment options; inability to maintain a horse's weight at an acceptable level even when provided with good dental care and appropriate nutrition; injury, illness or disease that is not treatable or the treatment available is not a viable option; or presence of an illness or disease that would cause the horse to be a danger to other animals or humans and treatment is not a viable option.

If a program horse should present with any of the above conditions, and the attending veterinarian agrees that all viable treatment options have been explored, the decision to humanely euthanize a horse may be made. If the injury or illness is of such an acute nature as to need immediate attention, it may necessitate a decision being made by the staff member present and attending veterinarian. It is understood that such decisions are never easy, and should be made in a caring, compassionate manner with the well-being of the horse as the primary consideration.

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: 
     Little Bit does not have a breeding policy as we do not plan to breed any of our horses. If a horse became pregnant while in our care, we would find a good home for both mother and foal.

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: $1,001 to $1,500

15. Adoption Fee Policies
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine level of training.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine age.
  Adoption fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness.

16. What is your position regarding varying adoption fees vs. one set fee:
  Our organization approves of this concept.
  Our organization feels that increasing/varying fees may discourage adoptions.

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



IV. FACILITIES

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

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

.

Location 1 of 1
Dunmire Stables

18675 NE 106th St Redmond WA 98052

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Wayne Miller, Facilities Director

2. Contact's Phone: 425-882-1554

3. Contact's Email: wmiller@littlebit.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: 16.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 9

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. The 17-acre property features a 41-stall barn; outdoor arena, enclosed arena and covered arena; tack barn; individual turnouts for each horse; round pen; quarter-mile sand racetrack with grass infield; adjacency to trails and parks; and natural wetlands that provide shelter for diverse wildlife. The stalls have soft footing and shavings for bedding. Paddocks have gravel and dirt footing. Stalls and paddocks are cleaned daily.

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.
     Each horse has a designated indoor stall and an outdoor paddock. Horses are inside overnight and in the paddock area for approximately 8 hours per day with the exception of a few horses who prefer to be outside 24 hours per day.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 8

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.
     - Our outdoor arena is 200 x 80 feet with vinyl fencing and sand and equiloft footing. - The covered arena is 182 x 72 feet with sand and sawdust surface. - The indoor, lighted arena is 140 x 60 feet and features equiloft and sand footing. - The round pen (70 feet) used for schooling horses is sand and equiloft surface. - The quarter-mile track has a sand surface. Grooming of each arena is scheduled for 6 times per week and watered as needed to keep down dust. All riding and training areas are inspected daily to ensure safe conditions for horses and riders.

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.
     Little Bit is a Premier Accredited Center by PATH International.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     We have a horse hauler (capacity six horses) and a bumper pull trailer (capacity two horses) and a truck on our facility. Additionally, we have 3 staff members within a few minutes of our facility who are "on call" for emergency evacuation.

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 stored in our tack barn. Each horse has assigned tack, and a picture of the horse and tack description is provided per horse. Volunteers are trained to find correct tack for each horse and instructors visually inspect all tack before the horse is mounted in the arena. Saddle fittings are conducted as needed and monitored each time a horse is schooled. Blankets are washed and waterproofed on a regular basis.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     All horses have their name on their stall door and on their assigned paddock, with a color photo. There are maps in the tack barn and in the barn to identify the assignments of each horse. There is a picture, description and special instructions for each horse with each horse's bridle and brush box in the tack barn. Each horse has a brass name tag on their halter.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Each horse has an individual stall for rest. Horses are moved from their stall to an individual paddock by staff each morning. Horses enjoy approximately eight hours in the paddock and are separated from one another by vinyl fencing. Horses are fed an individual ration, where other horses cannot get to it, and have clean water available at all times. Horses who are ill or stall-bound are attended to by the Equine Services Team and any instructions given by the veterinarian for medication or care are followed by the Equine Services Director.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Horses are fed four times daily. Their diet consists of alfalfa, timothy and orchard hay and performance grain. Supplements are added per horse according to health needs including age, body conditioning, and current program assignments.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     This helps guide us in the overall health of our horses.

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.
     Stalls and paddocks are cleaned on a daily basis. Manure is placed in a dumpster and removed from the property approximately every 7 days. Horses that need to be kept separate from the herd due to illness are placed in a quarantine area, and staff are trained in procedures to alleviate the chances of the spread of disease. In the rare event of a horse death on the property, the carcass is removed by a removal service. Our veterinarian has helped us establish best practices for bio-security and is available at any time for questions or emergency situations.

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 have an evacuation plan in place for staff should any emergency require the building to be evacuated. We are vigilant about precautions around fire. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas on the property. We have a fire suppression system, smoke detectors/alarms and fire extinguishers located throughout the buildings on the property. The local fire department visits and does an annual inspection. We have Emergency Training for staff and volunteers during their orientation. We also have an Emergency Procedures Manual that lays out all policies and procedures around emergency preparedness and intervention. A fire drill in conducted on site at least one time per year. Our Safety Committee meets on a monthly basis to review safety concerns and address any outstanding safety issues.

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?
     Little Bit employs an on-site caretaker who is present at all hours when program staff are not on site. During business hours, visitors are required to sign in at our Welcome Center. The entrance gate is locked at 9:00pm each night.

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.
     Regional Animal Services of King County 21615 64th Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032 206-296-7387 General email: pets@kingcounty.gov

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.
     Humane Society of Seattle & King County 13212 SE Eastgate Way Bellevue, WA 360-757-0445 seattlehumane.org


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/30/2018

Veterinarian: Robert V. Fleck, DVM

Clinic Name: Rainland Farms    Street: 5418 168th Ave. NE    City: Woodinville  State: WA    Zip: 98072

Phone: 425-483-2255    Email: rainland@rainlandfarm.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Chloe Wilkins

     2. Instructor: Dana Richardson

     3. Instructor: Devon Stone

     4. Instructor: Diana Janetzki

     5. Instructor: Heather Nesse

     6. Instructor: Jane Chapin

     7. Instructor: Jessica McKenzie

     8. Instructor: Joan Myers

     9. Instructor: Kathy Sanders

     10. Instructor: Kelly Chaplin

     11. Instructor: Kimberly Mitchell

     12. Instructor: Lori Shepp

     13. Instructor: Natalia Shabanova

     14. Instructor: Natalie Steiling

     15. Instructor: Sally Alwart

     16. Instructor: Sara Vowels


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: 21.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 23

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 37

2017 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2017? Please select Yes or No. Yes

23 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2017.

           + 5 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

           +  2-c. Total number of horses returned.

28 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 3 2-d. Total number of horses adopted during the year.

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

           - 1 2-f. Total number of horses deceased during the year.

4 = Total of 2d-2f

24 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2017.

            24 2-h. Total number of horses not retired including horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.

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


2017 Horse Care Costs

$     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$     Bedding.

$     Veterinarian.

$     Farrier.

$     Dentist.

$     Manure Removal.

$     Medications & Supplements.

$     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$     Horse Care Staff.

$     Horse Training.

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

$237253     2017 Total Horse Care Costs

$50019     2017 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

8395     Grand total of the total number of days each equine was in the care of this facility during 2017.

Average cost per day per horse: $28
Question 3 ($237,253 ) divided by Question 4 (8395).

Average length of stay for an equine: 300 days
Question 4 (8395) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (28).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

Missing


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

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 301

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 72

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 40

4. What is the average wait list time? 16 Months(Weeks/Months/Years)

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

    Mounted: 3.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 4

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

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.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Chloe Wilkins

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

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.Registered

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED


     2. *Instructor: Dana Richardson

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

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.Registered

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED


     3. *Instructor: Devon Stone

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

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.REgistered

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED


     4. *Instructor: Diana Janetzki

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 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.Registered level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.CPR/First Aid

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.Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, First Aid, AED


     5. *Instructor: Heather Nesse

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

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.Registered & Instructor Mentor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. BS Equine Studies, Emphasis in Therapeutic Horseback Riding


     6. *Instructor: Jane Chapin

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. BS Psychology and Political Science


     7. *Instructor: Jessica McKenzie

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

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.Advanced & Interactive Vaulting

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. BA Neuropsychology


     8. *Instructor: Joan Myers

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1995

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Advanced

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1995

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.First Aid/CPR/AED

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. BS Recreation and Leisure Studies with Therapeutic emphasis


     9. *Instructor: Kathy Sanders

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 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.Registered level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.CPR/First Aid

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.Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, First Aid, AED


     10. *Instructor: Kelly Chaplin

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2005

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Advanced

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2005

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.First Aid/CPR/AED

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. BS Equine Horse Management and Therapeutic Horsemanship


     11. *Instructor: Kimberly Mitchell

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

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.Advanced

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. MA Teaching


     12. *Instructor: Lori Shepp

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

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.Registered

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Equine Science Diploma


     13. *Instructor: Natalia Shabanova

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 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.Registered Level Therapeutic Riding Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.CPR/First Aid

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.Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, First Aid, AED training


     14. *Instructor: Natalie Steiling

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED


     15. *Instructor: Sally Alwart

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

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.Registered

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

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.First Aid/CPR/AED


     16. *Instructor: Sara Vowels

         *Facility Participation:

         Dunmire 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 International

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2005

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Registered

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.First Aid/CPR/AED

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2005

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.First Aid/CPR/AED