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RE-RIDE Quarter Horse Adoption Program

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 06/29/2018



Chief Staff Officer:  Kerri J . Burke

Employees:   Full-Time:  1  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  10

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. Employees and volunteers are trained in the areas of safe horse handling and emergency care. There is a two week manditory training period for each employee where senior staff directly supervises the work to be done.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  2

Number of Board Members:  8  Number of Voting Board Members:  8

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? Yes

If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member. Kerri Burke, Executive Director, Vice President
Ernest Hatfield, President

They co-own Hatfield Performance Horses which oversees the training and care of the adoption horses.

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. Kerri Burke, Executive Director, Vice President, co owns facility where programs are conducted.

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:
We have one full time staff member. They do not receive a salary for compensation for their time.


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

2. Describe your specific horse-related programs services or activities:
     RE-RIDE Quarter Horse Adoption Program provides bright new futures for unwanted registered Quarter Horses that become displaced for a variety of reasons. Through rehabilitation, retraining and adoption theses horses are once again given a purpose and therefore a future.

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. RE-RIDE offers a Junior Adoption program which provides youth the opportunity to help with all aspects of care necessary to rehabilitate unwanted horses. The participants experience first hand the skills necessary to care for and rehabilitated injured horses while developing jobs skills and empathy for others.

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


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. 
     RE-RIDE accepts horses into the program that have the ability to continue onto useful careers. The program will accept horses that require surgical treatment to regain usefulness. The program will accept a horse determined not to be riding sound for breeding purposes providing that the animal will be able to sustain a life free from pain and discomfort. Once the horses are evaluated by the veterinarian or have surgery they then begin the rehabilitation portion of the program. Once completed the each horse is evaluated under saddle to determine rider suitability, personality and discipline. Horses enter the training portion of the program which assures which helps to assure long term placement in forever homes. The number of horses accepted into the program is directly determined by the amount of funding available for the care of the horses.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Owner Donation.

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 that are no longer sound enough to enjoy a peaceful retirement free from pain are humanely euthanized. The programs ultimate goal is to place horses in forever homes and most adopters plan on having the horses live out the rest of their lives with them. The program participates in the full circle program through AQHA, so horses that have been in the program can return to the program if they become unwanted at any point in their lives. Horses leave the program when they are adopted and/or are placed in foster care. Adopters are informed that if at any time during the adopted horses lives that they should become unwanted, they are to be returned to the program.

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.). 
     The program requires a negative coggins and current vaccinations for all horses being donated to the program. Horses that enter the program are accessed for unsoundness issues and receive a complete lameness evaluation. . Once the horses have undergone the veterinary examination they are then assessed under saddle for disposition, training level and riding level. They are also assessed in turnout by themselves as well as with other horses. Adopters are encouraged to try the adoption horses out prior to taking them home. This allows the program to make certain that horse and rider are a perfect match which increases the chances for finding a forever home.

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. 
     Each horse is assessed daily for food consumption, alertness, physical health and manure production. Horses are wormed every 6 weeks with product rotation and vaccinated every spring and fall. Horses that are at risk, geriatric, or have serious issues are monitored around the clock by staff trained as a veterinary technician and work directly with veterinarians to assure that each horse is receiving the specialized care that it needs.

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: 
     Horses are euthanized when they can no longer lead a health life free from pain and all efforts to afford such care have been exhausted, or if injuries are catastrophic. Horses are not euthanized to make space for additional horses.

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: 
     RE-RIDE permits breeding of horses in the program. The majority of the horses donated to the program are former show horses with excellent breeding. The breeding of well bred mare with performance records gives a purpose to mares that may have unsoundness issues that are capable of carrying a foal pain free. Stallions that enter the program are gelded. Mares and foals are kept together until the foal reaches 6-8 months of age.

8. Does your organization provide horses to any facility to use in research or medical training? 

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? 

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? 

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: 
     Foster homes must meet the same standards as adoptive homes. Selection is based upon skill level of those wishing to foster.Horses requiring long term layup,post surgical care, stall rest or a significant layup time are often placed in foster care to allow the additional space for another horse to enter the program. The person(s)fostering the animal are trained or have training to allow for safe placement of the horses in this environment.

14. What is the average equine adoption fee/donation received by your organization: Over $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.

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


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
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Hatfield Performance Horses

12401 US Hwy 36 Marysville OH 43040

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Ernest Hatfield

2. Contact's Phone: 937-441-1842

3. Contact's Email: ehatfie@columbus.rr.com

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

5. If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility: Dr. John Graver 1190 Kenbrook Hills Dr Columbus, OH 43220 614-499-3390

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? 
     10 yr lease. 1/1/13-1/1/23 to renew lease.

8. If your organization leases or uses a part of this facility, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated.. 
     The owner is compensated $500.00 for a portion of the monthly rent and the remaining $1000 is donated for use by the program .

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: 1.

2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 80

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Three barns with 12x12 stalls, Three all weather small turnout areas with board and no climb wire horse fencing. Three 20 acres fenced pastures with run in sheds. Fencing is wire horse fencing and or board.

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.
     Horses are turned out in the large pastures weather permitting. Three all weather lots are available for turnout on a rotational basis. Mares are turned out on the east side of our property and geldings on the west side. We have a hot walker which provides for daily exercise during in climate weather.

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.
     Indoor arena 60X100 with sand/ clay footing. 200X100 outdoor sand arena and 1/2 mile grass track. Arenas are maintained on a daily basis to assure proper 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.
     This facility has a six horse trailer and dully pickup available at all times.

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.
     Saddle pads and girths are assigned per horse. Tack is top of the line saddles and each saddle is properly fitted to each horse's body type. Blankets (winter and sheets in the summer are provided for each horse)

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Horses have name tags on halters and stalls

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     Stall rest horses start on the hot walker gradually , progress to a small round pen and then small turnout area or indoor arena turnout depending on injury .

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     We feed a 14% high fat low starch high protein feed that is customized for our program. High quality grass mix or alfalfa hay is provided.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     Horses are evaluated weekly to assure that they are maintaining the proper body weight. Diets are adjusted accordingly .

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.
     Horses are wormed every 6 weeks on a rotational basis. Manure is composted, limed and spread on fields once all matter is broken down completely.New horses are kept in quarantine barn for 2 weeks upon arrival. Aaron Stingle and Woodland Run Equine maintain all of our program horses.

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.
     RE-RIDE has agreements with two other facilities for stalls in the event of an emergency. Fire Extinguishers are in all barns, smoking is not allowed on property . Alcohol is not allowed on the property. Property is fenced with perimeter fencing with a gated drive.

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?
     Gated drive with perimeter fencing. Caretaker on premises at all times.

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.
     Mary Beth Hall -union county 740-815-3351 Union county Humane Society

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.
     Ohio Quarter Horse Association 101 Tawa Rd Richwood OH 43344 740-943-2346

Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 05/04/2018

Veterinarian: Aaron M Stingle

Clinic Name: Woodland Run Equine    Street: 1474 Borror Rd    City: Grove City  State: OH    Zip: 43040

Phone: 674-871-4919    Email: woodlandrun@yahoo.com

Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Ernest Hatfield

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: 15.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 35

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 40

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

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

           + 20 2-b. Total number of intakes other than returns including donated, purchased, surrendered or rescued.

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

25 = Total of 2a-2c

           - 24 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.

25 = Total of 2d-2f

2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs 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

$29760     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$3300     Bedding.

$3665     Veterinarian.

$2500     Farrier.

$5174     Dentist.

$1200     Manure Removal.

$1575     Medications & Supplements.

$1978     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$9600     Horse Care Staff.

$7800     Horse Training.

$750     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$67302     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

2915     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: $23
Question 3 ($67,302 ) divided by Question 4 (2915).

Average length of stay for an equine: 117 days
Question 4 (2915) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (25).

4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds

     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? 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

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

V. Instructors/Trainers

     1. *Instructor: Ernest Hatfield

         *Facility Participation:

         Hatfield Performance Horses

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.Certified Horsemanship Assoc

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2003

Is the instructor's certification considered 'active' by the certifying organization? No

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Master Certified in all disciplines

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.AQHA Professional Horseman

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.Listed as professional trainer with organization

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Ernest Hatfield specializes in training horses in a manner that is not abusive and makes since to the horse. His training is based in the fundamental principals of Dressage and he focuses on making the right things easy for the horse while keeping the horse focused and engaged in a positive friendly manner.