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Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/27/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Lynnette R. Stuart

Employees:   Full-Time:  15  Part-Time:  24  Volunteers:  250

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. We have an extensive training and orientation process for all of our instructors and volunteers to ensure the safety of our students, horses and other personnel. These include horse handling procedures, tack procedures, student interactions and other operational processes. We require that all of our instructors are certified by the industry governing organization, PATH International.
We also provide job descriptions for every position at Fieldstone Farm and evaluate our employees annually. The evaluation consists of a self-evaluation, supervisor evaluation and discussion between both parties.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  8

Number of Board Members:  18  Number of Voting Board Members:  18

Board Compensation:

Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No

Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  Yes

If yes, provide the name, title and responsiblility of each VOTING Board member who is compensated: The Chief Executive Officer, Lynnette R. Stuart, is a trustee ex-officio and is entitled to a vote.

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. Board member has a vendor company.
Chief Development Officer has a vendor company.

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:
     Fieldstone Farm is recognized as one of the largest therapeutic riding centers in the country. Founded in 1978 with the goal of helping improve the lives of those with special needs, the organization continues to break new ground in the field of equine therapy. Fieldstone Farm offers a number of different programs including:

Riding Lessons - Horseback riding allows clients the opportunity to achieve physical, social, emotional, educational and cognitive goals. We also offer specialized programming for veterans, people with autism and people touched by cancer as well as support for those who are grieving and experiencing bereavement.

Barn, Farm and Classroom Lessons - Some lessons are conducted solely on the ground in the barn, classrooms or on the farm. We offer specialized programming for academic enrichment, for seniors with memory deficits and for veterans coping with re-entry into society and the lasting impact of military service. Students groom and work with our horses in our arenas and round pen watching behavior and various on-the-ground activities.

Carriage Driving - This program gives our students the opportunity to learn to communicate with the horse through their voice and hands from the carriage. Our carriages are wheelchair accessible.

Competition Opportunities - Fieldstone Farm clients are invited to participate in annual horse show events.

Gaitway High School - Fieldstone Farm hosts a high school administered by the Geauga Educational Service Center (GESC) for students who thrive in an alternative school setting. Fieldstone Farm was the first therapeutic riding center in the country to have a high school on site.

Hippotherapy - Equine-facilitated therapy is available for clients with specific and prescribed therapy goals and is conducted by our licensed physical therapists.

Instructor Training Program - Fieldstone Farm professionals offer a unique curriculum that prepares instructors for certification to teach individuals with disabilities through hands-on workshops followed by a supervised, practicum teaching opportunity.

Summer Camp - This seasonal experience is fun-filled, enriching, horse-oriented, and focused on improving horsemanship skills.

Field Trips - Groups interested in Fieldstone Farm and therapeutic riding are invited to tour the barns, meet the therapy horses and observe lessons.

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. NA

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. 
     Our goal is to keep our horses healthy and happy while working at Fieldstone Farm. One way to accomplish this involves finding the right horses for our program. Our initial phone assessment is very thorough to make sure we have a horse that will thrive at Fieldstone. Next we screen the horse at their home site. If we think the horse is a potential therapy horse, it will undergo an eight-week trial period at Fieldstone Farm to acclimate to the program and to evaluate its temperament.

Once they are accepted into our program our horses are schooled by one of the instructors once per week or more if needed to help keep physically and mentally fit. Every horse is also assigned a volunteer horse buddy who provides special attention on an ongoing basis, i.e. walking, grazing, grooming and treats.

Horses work in the program approximately five to seven times per week. This includes riding lessons, ground programs for clients with mental health disorders, hippotherapy (physical therapy on horseback), and carriage driving. Our maximum ride time per horse is three times per day and each horse must have a break after the second lesson. This is half of the recommended usage in the PATH International standards.

Ultimately we believe in taking the best possible care of our horses so they can enjoy working with our students for many years.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Most of our horses are donated to Fieldstone Farm when the owner is not interested or able to own their horse any longer, or when the horse is retired from its previous career. Occasionally we do purchase a horse when a particular skill is needed for our 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. 
     If for any reason, a horse is no longer happy working in our program or physically unable to continue, we consider retirement. At that time, all donated horses are offered back to their original owners first. If the owner chooses not to take the horse, Fieldstone Farm works with a number of qualified and screened farms that are interested in adopting retired horses. Our Equine Director evaluates the long-term needs for the horse and works to ensure an appropriate forever home. Once the horse is adopted by those farms and individuals, we maintain annual contact to ensure the horse is being cared for properly long after they leave.

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.). 
     Before accepting a horse into the trial program, our equine management staff visits its current home to assess the horse's temperament, physical condition and whether it would be a good fit for our program. This also involves confirming the health records are complete, up-to-date and acceptable. The horse will then come to Fieldstone Farm for an eight-week training, testing and acclimation period. Each one of our 21 instructors work with the horse to assess temperament, ability and overall behavior. Additionally, we test them to make sure they are comfortable with loud noises, unpredictable behaviors and various types of equipment such as wheelchairs and the mounting lift. We also introduce them to our sensory course and trails to make sure they are comfortable in those environments. All horses in the program must be sound at a walk and trot and we do not accept horses less than five years of age or greater than 20.

5. Describe your overall horse health care plan and how you assess and monitor the health of your horses on an ongoing basis. Include a description of your vaccination and worming schedule. Include a description of your health/veterinary care plan for at-risk animals, geriatric horses and horses with serious issues. 
     Our Equine Director and her barn staff handle the horses daily and assess them completely. Additionally, instructors report any uncommon behaviors. We also have a volunteer equine management team that works with the horses to observe behavior and train them as needed. Vaccines and worming are done regularly as are examinations by our veterinary team. Each horse has their own special set of needs especially when they get older. Bloodwork is checked regularly. Each horse is also seen by a dentist at a minimum of annually. Our vet assists with all dietary needs of our horses and quarterly gives body scores on each horse. Our Equine Director also weighs each horse on a digital scale bi-annually. In addition, we also work with an equine nutritionist to ensure the health of our horses. Horses are seen by a farrier every four to six weeks. Futhermore, we have three massage therapists who work with the horses to help relieve any soreness.

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 only euthanize a horse if its health is severely compromised, it cannot live in a pasture comfortably and it is in the best interest of the animal. Our vet works with our management team on these decisions.

7. What is the breeding policy? Please include specifically if horses become pregnant while in your care, and if there is a no-breeding clause in the documentation your organization uses to adopt, donate, sell, etc. a horse: 
     We do not breed horses at Fieldstone Farm and do not accept any stallions or pregnant mares into our program.

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? 
     Yes

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: 
     Fieldstone Farm utilizes foster homes when a horse needs a vacation and mental and/or physical rest from work at the farm. It could also be that the horse is recovering from an injury and needs time to heal. Foster homes are screened carefully. Most often, the foster homes are personal referrals. We screen them by phone and also travel for on-site visits to make sure the foster home is a good environment for our horses. Additionally, our Equine Director makes frequent visits to these farms while our horses are under their care. There is a written contract between Fieldstone Farm and the foster home.

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: NA



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
Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

16497 Snyder Road Chagrin Falls OH 44023

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Jinene Studzinski

2. Contact's Phone: 440-708-0013

3. Contact's Email: jstudzinski@fieldstonefarmtrc.com

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: 20.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 43

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. Fieldstone Farm has seven fenced pastures and three run-in sheds and two partial limestone turn-out lots as well as 37 stalls in the main barn and two isolation stalls. We also have two small turnout lots.

3. Describe how you manage the use of your pastures/paddocks given the size and number of your pastures/paddocks and the number of horses you have at this facility.
     We have enough turnout space so that all horses can be turned out at the same time in appropriate groups.

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.
     We have two indoor arenas with a sand mixture footing and one outdoor arena and a round pen with a limestone mixture footing. All are treated annually with Arena Rx to keep the dust down. We also have a mile-long limestone carriage driving trail, as well as dirt trails in the woods. Additionally, we have a sensory course on the grass with interactive obstacles for classes.

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.
     PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International), the national organization that governs the therapeutic riding industry, has granted Fieldstone Farm Premier Accredited status for our compliance with more than 70 stringent quality and safety standards. Only one in five therapeutic riding facilities in the nation achieves and maintains this status.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Adjacent to the barn we have two horse trailers and a farm truck able to pull both.

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.
     Our Equine Director and her Equine Management Team review and assess horse tack on a regular basis. Each horse has their own saddle chart, correction pad, bridle and bitless bridle.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     Every horse's stall is labeled. Every horse has a halter that is labeled with their name. Additionally, we have a stall map posted outside our tack room with every horse and every corresponding stall labeled. During our volunteer and barn staff training, we review the locations of all of the horses.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     We do not keep horses that are stall bound. If they are laid up for an injury, we hand walk them.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Our Equine Director works with our vet, independent nutritionists, and feed representative on a proper diet and nutritional plan for each horse. The equine staff keeps a close eye on our horses' feed and weight with a digital scale and adjusts their program when needed.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     We work with our vet to assess every horse and their abilities and exercise program on a quarterly basis. The horses are body scored and weighed throughout the year. Saddles are refitted as well whenever warranted.

16. Please describe your activities to limit or control the advent and spread of disease within your facility (Biosecurity plan). This should include but is not limited to your manure management and disposal procedures, your carcass disposal plan and your parasite control plan. Please indicate the role of your veterinarian in the development and implementation of your overall plan.
     We work closely with our vet to develop plans to keep our animals safe and our facility clean. Our stalls are cleaned daily. Our horses are treated for illness as needed to avoid the spread of any disease. And we also have a manure pit that is emptied quarterly. In the summer months, we use fly predators to diminish our fly population. All new horses to Fieldstone Farm are required to be current on vaccinations prior to arriving at the farm. We also have shoe/boot dipping stations and ask that volunteers who are coming from or going to another barn dip their shoes/boots in the solution upon arrival and departure. When a horse is put down, we coordinate immediate removal of the body. The body is then buried offsite.

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 review our emergency preparedness plans with our staff and volunteer team on a bi-annual basis. Written maps and plans are posted throughout the facility and practiced.

18. Please describe the security in place at the facility or facilities to restrict public access and to keep horses safe. Do you have a security system and/or on-premises caretaker?
     We have two onsite residents at the farm who monitor all activity after business hours. We have a driveway alarm on both of our entrances.

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.
     Geauga County Humane Officer: Christian Courtwright 12450 Merritt Road Chardon, OH 44024 440-286-8135

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.
     No, we don't consult with other authorities as described.


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/25/2017

Veterinarian: Larry Agle, DVM

Clinic Name: Buckeye Veterinary Services    Street: 16285 Chardon -- Troy Road    City: Burton  State: OH    Zip: 44021

Phone: 440-834-8821    Email: buckeyevetservice@gmail.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Alison Sunny Jones

     2. Instructor: Arlene Taylor

     3. Instructor: Bernadette Moauro

     4. Instructor: Carey Smith

     5. Instructor: Debbie Gadus

     6. Instructor: Deborah Sords

     7. Instructor: Don Dalton

     8. Instructor: Ellen Davidson

     9. Instructor: Jinene Studzinski

     10. Instructor: Lauren Simak

     11. Instructor: Leslie Mapes

     12. Instructor: Lisa Sintic

     13. Instructor: Lynnette Stuart

     14. Instructor: Marian Heyink

     15. Instructor: Melissa Hauserman

     16. Instructor: Sandy Kutash

     17. Instructor: Stacey Snyder

     18. Instructor: Toni Christiansen

     19. Instructor: Tonya Zimmer

     20. Instructor: Winni Spisak


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: 38.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 38

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 38

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

34 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

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

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

37 = Total of 2a-2c

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

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

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

3 = Total of 2d-2f

34 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            34 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

$104315     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$18860     Bedding.

$57026     Veterinarian.

$18180     Farrier.

$2470     Dentist.

$5410     Manure Removal.

$11445     Medications & Supplements.

$13768     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$154760     Horse Care Staff.

$17195     Horse Training.

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

$403429     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

13505     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: $30
Question 3 ($403,429 ) divided by Question 4 (13505).

Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Question 4 (13505) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (37).


4. Self Assessment

I. Facility & Grounds
A.Operational

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

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

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

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

B. Structural

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

C. Paddocks/Yard/Pastures/Turnout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

II. Horse Care

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

1. How many clients participate in the programs at this facility? 999

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 53

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 47

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

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

    Mounted: 1.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 2

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)? 80%

8. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed. Addendum to Number 1. Fieldstone Farm serves 1,300 students annually. The field above would only allow three digits, so we put the highest three digit number 999. Addendum to horse-related information. Horses are on overnight turn out during the spring, summer and fall. During the winter, horses are turned out outside, weather permitting, or in the indoor arena for a minimum of a couple of hours per day. Addendum to how many hours a horse works per day. This depends on the horse and the needs of our students. But we carefully watch usage numbers to ensure that certain horses are not overworked. We cover our usage policies in the policy section of this document.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Alison Sunny Jones

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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 Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1997

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Driving Instructor, Level 1


     2. *Instructor: Arlene Taylor

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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 Instructor


     3. *Instructor: Bernadette Moauro

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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 Instructor


     4. *Instructor: Carey Smith

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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

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

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


     5. *Instructor: Debbie Gadus

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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.Driving Instructor Level II

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

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.Advanced Instructor


     6. *Instructor: Deborah Sords

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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.State Medical Board of Ohio, Physical Therapy Section

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1989

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

Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification.Physical Therapist

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

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 Instructor


     7. *Instructor: Don Dalton

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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 Driving Instructor


     8. *Instructor: Ellen Davidson

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1994

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

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


     9. *Instructor: Jinene Studzinski

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1997

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

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


     10. *Instructor: Lauren Simak

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2002

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

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

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

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


     11. *Instructor: Leslie Mapes

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2000

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

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


     12. *Instructor: Lisa Sintic

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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 Instructor


     13. *Instructor: Lynnette Stuart

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)1992

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

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


     14. *Instructor: Marian Heyink

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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 Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.State of Ohio

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.LISW-S, Licensed Social Worker

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.EAGALA

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.Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Pychotherapy

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Marian also has a certification in ESMHL, Equine Specialist in Mental Health Learning from PATH International.


     15. *Instructor: Melissa Hauserman

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.EAGALA Level 1

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.Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

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.ESMHL, equine specialist in mental health learning


     16. *Instructor: Sandy Kutash

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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 Instructor


     17. *Instructor: Stacey Snyder

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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 Instructor

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

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.ESMHL, Equine Specialist in Mental Health Learning


     18. *Instructor: Toni Christiansen

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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)2008

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH

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.Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.EAGALA

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.Equine Specialist for Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning


     19. *Instructor: Tonya Zimmer

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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 Instructor


     20. *Instructor: Winni Spisak

         *Facility Participation:

         Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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

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 Instructor