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Special Equestrians

GUARDIAN PROFILE - Last Updated: 04/26/2017

I. GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff:

Chief Staff Officer:  Denise Quirk

Employees:   Full-Time:  3  Part-Time:  10  Volunteers:  175

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 required to attend orientation sessions; all must submit PA and FBI criminal checks and PA State Child Abuse clearances before working on premises. All are required to file applications, read and adhere to employee/volunteer manuals, and submit medical emergency information, which is updated annually. Employees and volunteers all have job descriptions; employees receive a performance review annually; volunteers are trained by mentors for their first session of service, and their performance is overseen by the program director and volunteer coordinator with periodic reviews of competency.

Governing Body:

Board meetings per year:  4

Number of Board Members:  9  Number of Voting Board Members:  7

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:
     Therapeutic riding for children and adults; Hippotherapy; Youth Connections and GaitWays for School Success for at-risk youth (therapeutic riding and equine-assisted learning); Silver Saddles (therapeutic riding for people aged 55 and over with age-related disabilities); REINS (Riders Excelling in New Skills) for children with autism (therapeutic riding and equine-facilitated learning); Horse Adventures (therapeutic riding and equine-facilitated learning) for young adults with autism and intellectual disabilities; EAL programs for cancer-support groups and the like; a visiting nursing-home equine squad; and summer camp for children with disabilities and their siblings.

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 equine management policy is built on the foundational belief that horses must be fit, healthy, and well-handled to be happy in their jobs. Therapy horses have their own special needs--dealing with physically unbalanced, cognitively challenged, and occasionally emotionally traumatized individuals is a challenging job. With special-needs riders, we have safety concerns above and beyond those for able-bodied riders. We only accept horses who are serviceably sound with no history of ongoing vices or misbehaviors; who are tolerant of being handled by a number of people with varying levels of equine knowledge; and who are comfortable dealing with the sights, sounds, and activities associated with therapeutic riding and equine-assisted learning. Horses are eased into the routine of our program over a two to three-month trial period that gives us a chance to analyze their strengths and weaknesses and prepare them for our riders--or determine that they are not suited to be therapy horses. Our facility is closed to the public one day a week so horses can rest from the week's activities. They are ridden by experienced riders to maintain their mental and physical fitness a few days a week, often under the tutelage of professional dressage and jumper trainers who offer their expertise to plan the ongoing exercise program. They are taken on trail rides and off the property to keep them fresh. Horses are assigned to instructors and riders deemed compatible, and changed if/as problems present themselves. Horses' own abilities (particularly relevant for our herd, whose ages range from 10 to 33) are matched to riders' weight, height, skill level, and personality; as the riders or horses change over time, partnerships are changed as appropriate. If a horse demonstrates soreness or unease, we immediately investigate need for medical attention, rest, rehab, and/or change in routine or training. We keep a large enough active herd so that if a horse needs to be pulled from lessons for recovery time, the other horses bear no unreasonable extra burden. We are expanding our herd as we expand our programs, looking for horses suitable to the various types of programs we offer--conditional on funding to maintain quality care, as well as number and quality of program staff.

2. Describe how your horses are acquired (adoption, seizure, surrender, donation, purchase, auction sale, retirement). 
     Most of our horses have been acquired through donations. On one occasion, an experienced therapy horse was purchased when there was an immediate need for an additional horse.

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. 
     Some horses who retire from our mounted programs stay in our unmounted programs. Some of our horses have been donated under a free-lease contract through which a horse who becomes unsound or unhappy in his/her therapy work is returned to the owner. We are as respectful of a horse's mental soundness as of his/her physical soundness. Horses not under a free-lease arrangement who are completely retired because of unsoundness or unsuitability are placed in homes where their lifetime care is agreed by contract. Retirement placement is secured through personal recommendations by known and well-respected horsepeople.

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.). 
     Prospective horses are assessed on the ground and under saddle by the program director, barn manager, and executive director at their home; if sound and of good temperament, horses are brought in for a 60-90 day trial. All must have a current negative Coggins and be up-to-date on vaccinations recommended by our vet and pass a veterinary check. New horses are initially stabled and turned out where they can see but not go nose-to-nose with other horses. They are gradually introduced to the barn routine, distractions, and expectations of a therapy horse first by staff then by senior volunteers. If deemed suitable, they are introduced into lessons.

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. 
     Horses are examined by our vet at least twice a year when they receive recommended vaccinations. Horses are examined by the barn manager and barn staff at least twice daily for illness or injury. Horses with any history of colic, Cushing's, Lyme, or other identified conditions receive appropriate medication/supplements/special feed/special handling, etc., with written special instructions posted by their stalls and in the feed room. Our geriatric horses are monitored extra carefully for changes in behavior, weight, etc.; workload and turn out schedules are modified as needed in regard to behavior, weather changes, etc.

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 at Special Equestrians are euthanized only in cases of medical emergencies at the recommendation of a veterinarian well acquainted with our herd. We will not euthanize a healthy horse and/or difficult horse because of space constraints.

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. We do not accept stallions into our herd.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17. Provide any additional explanation to your answers if needed: Not applicable; horses are not offered for adoption.



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
Special Equestrians

2800 Street Road Warrington PA 18976

1. Facility General Questions

1. Name of Contact: Denise Quirk

2. Contact's Phone: 215-918-1001

3. Contact's Email: dquirk@specialequestrians.org

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: Township of Warrington
852 Easton Road
Warrington, PA 18976

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? 
     30 years with built-in renewal; start date 9/1999

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.. 
     Basic maintenance of plumbing, electrical system, and storm damage to trees or buildings as part of lease arrangement.

9. Does your organization operate programs involving horses AT THIS FACILITY that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies? Yes

10. Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 6.


2. Facility Horse-Related Questions

1. Enter the total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 40

2. Describe the number and type of pastures and paddocks, fencing, enclosures, stabling including barns and run-in sheds. 7 paddocks (1+ acres each); run-in sheds; 1 small (1/2 acre paddock); secure movable, metal round pen for turnout; new (2016) 5-strand polycoated think wire fencing; new (2015) round pen for longeing/groundwork/riding; 26 stall double-aisle barn with wash stalls, tack room, feed room, offices, riders' lounges.

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 grouped for compatibility or turned out singly alongside others; fields rotated to manage grass upkeep. All are turned out daily depending on weather and horses' special needs.

4. How many hours of daily turnout do the horses get? (Estimate or Average) 9

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.
     100 x 200 outdoor arena, 60 x 80 indoor arena; both with sand and rubber footing on packed screening base, maintained daily--chosen for optimal conditions for horses' soundness. Sensory trail with sections of grass, screenings, sand, and mulch footing chosen to maximize riders' sensory input and horses' comfort and safety. A new (2015) round pen for longeing/groundwork/riding.

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.
     Member Center PATH Intl.

9. Describe the availability/accessibility of emergency horse transportation at this facility.
     Special Equestrians owns a truck and two-horse trailer housed on property. Two staff members with trucks and trailers live within 15-minutes of facility.

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.
     Program director, barn manager, and executive director determine appropriate tack and blanket fittings for each horse, with input from vet and chiropractor. Tack requirements for different students requested by instructors are accommodated with tack that fits horse and rider. All equipment is labeled clearly; any changes are clearly marked for staff and volunteers. Instructors verify correct tack before each lesson. Barn staff verify blanket fit and repair daily.

12. Describe the system used by your organization to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property.
     All horses wear halters with nameplates; stalls are all clearly marked with horses' names, descriptions, and general attributes. Feed room and tack room charts are clearly labeled. Volunteers who will be handling horses are introduced to each horse by name, personality, stall, paddock assignment, and dedicated tack room storage locker.

13. Describe your housing plan and the turnout process/plan for horses normally stall bound.
     All horses have a box stall. If a horse is restricted from turnout because of illness, injury, or other condition, he/she is handgrazed and/or handwalked as recommended by the vet-designated recovery program. To ease boredom, all are groomed daily in addition to any special attention/bandaging/etc. they require. As appropriate, he/she may be moved to a stall to be kept quiet or be able to receive extra attention. If the weather precludes turnout, horses are handwalked or given supervised free-longeing in the indoor ring.

14. Describe your feed, feed management plan and your guidelines for the use of supplements.
     Feed plans are customized per horse: most are fed twice a day; a few three times. All are fed high-quality forage pellet or high-quality hay and Nutrena feeds. Supplements for any gastrointestinal, joint, hoof, weight-maintenance, or similar issue are discussed with our vet and adjusted as recommended.

15. How do you use the Henneke Body Conditioning Score to guide you in your hennekeing/exercising/use practices for each horse?
     As a general guideline by the experienced equine leadership team and for educational purposes for less-experienced barn helpers learning about horse care and nutrition.

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.
     Our vets prescribe vaccinations and deworming practices according to our region. Stalls are cleaned daily, and manure is spread in a nearby field off property under a manure management plan devised in 2012 by the US Department of Agriculture. Wheelbarrows are designated for hay only or manure only. Each horse has his/her own grooming box. We use fly sprayers to minimize fly problems. Volunteers are taught about communicable diseases; any horse with a fever is isolated and handled by designated barn staff only. All instructors, volunteers, and visitors from other barns where there is any sign of illness are asked to change clothes and wash hands before coming to our facility.

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.
     Weather conditions are monitored closely and horses kept in or turned out accordingly. With extreme temperatures of heat or cold, lessons are cancelled. We have written emergency procedures for dealing with severe storms and written evacuation plans for the building and for the property; many senior staff have horse trailers and live with 15 minutes of the facility should the horses need to be evacuated. We have security and fire systems that call senior staff and local police and fire departments immediately.

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 clear signage of hours, restricted areas, and barn rules. There are separate fire and security alarm systems. The security system is set whenever staff is not on premises. The fire alarm system is always on. Both systems contact police and fire departments directly.

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.
     Bucks County SPCA 1665 Street Road PO Box 277 Lahaska, PA 18931 info@bcspca.org 215 794-7425

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.
     Pennsylvania Equine Council Post Office Box 303 Windsor, PA 17366-0303 Phone: 1-888-304-0281 Email: info@pennsylvaniaequinecouncil.org


Veterinarian Information

View The Vet Checklist conducted on 04/20/2017

Veterinarian: Dr. Jennifer C. Buchholz

Clinic Name: Blauner Vecchione and Associates    Street: P.O. 1970    City: Worcester  State: PA    Zip: 19490

Phone: 610-584-6000    Email: blaunervmd@aol.com


Instructors assigned to this Facility
(see Instructor Section)

     1. Instructor: Angelica Biehl

     2. Instructor: Claire Oestreich

     3. Instructor: Diane Sampson

     4. Instructor: Karen Basmagy

     5. Instructor: Marika Jones

     6. Instructor: Pam Galante


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: 14.

1-b. Enter the total number of horses housed at this facility: 14

1-c. Enter the maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 19

2016 Horse Inventory

1-d. Did your organization operate programs involving horses HOUSED AT THIS FACILITY during January 1-December 31, 2016? Please select Yes or No. Yes

Additional explanation:Dentistry (once/twice annual as needed) in veterinary costs Medications/supplements in Horse/Barn supplies Training is carried out by Barn Staff, Executive Director, and volunteer exercise team

16 2-a. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on January 1, 2016.

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

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

18 = 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.

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

4 = Total of 2d-2f

14 2-g. Total number of horses housed at this facility involved with your programs on December 31, 2016.

            14 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

$16048     Feed (Grain/Hay).

$4480     Bedding.

$12197     Veterinarian.

$8235     Farrier.

$0     Dentist.

$0     Manure Removal.

$0     Medications & Supplements.

$6211     Horse/Barn Supplies.

$36564     Horse Care Staff.

$0     Horse Training.

$500     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.

$84235     2016 Total Horse Care Costs

$     2016 Total Donated Horse Care Costs

5110     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: $16
Question 3 ($84,235 ) divided by Question 4 (5110).

Average length of stay for an equine: 284 days
Question 4 (5110) divided by total of Questions 2a-c (18).


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? Most of the time

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

II. Horse Care

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

      2. Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? 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? 372

2. How many hours per week do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 39

3. How many weeks per year do you operate the horse-related programs at this facility? 48

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

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

    Mounted: 2.00  Un-Mounted: 1.00  Total: 3

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

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.


V. Instructors/Trainers


     1. *Instructor: Angelica Biehl

         *Facility Participation:

         Special Equestrians

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl.

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

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Lifelong equestrian--English and Western riding and teaching experience. Currently our Senior Instructor.


     2. *Instructor: Claire Oestreich

         *Facility Participation:

         Special Equestrians

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl.

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

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl.

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 in Mental Health and Learning

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Graduated from college in 2012 with a degree in equine entrepreneurship and equine facilities management, including a concentration in therapeutic horsemanship. Years of experience volunteering at therapeutic riding centers and teaching riding lessons at 4-H. Currently our Program Director.


     3. *Instructor: Diane Sampson

         *Facility Participation:

         Special Equestrians

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl.

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2009

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Started as a volunteer in 2006; also serves as volunteer coordinator.


     4. *Instructor: Karen Basmagy

         *Facility Participation:

         Special Equestrians

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl.

Enter the year that the certification was awarded. (yyyy)2009

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

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

Certification 2:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.EAGALA

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.Equine Specialist

Certification 3:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl

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

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Oversees our Special Group Programs. Lifelong equestrian and horse owner/rider. 13 yrs experience at therapeutic riding centers; certified life coach; holds equine studies degree.


     5. *Instructor: Marika Jones

         *Facility Participation:

         Special Equestrians

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? No

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Serves as the equine advisor, holds a degree in equine studies and has years of experience as an eventer and hunter rider; teaches able-bodied lessons; manages her own lesson barn off premises.


     6. *Instructor: Pam Galante

         *Facility Participation:

         Special Equestrians

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

Certification 1:

Provide the name of the certifying organization.PATH Intl.

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

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

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

Please use the space below to share any additional information about this instructor. Lifelong equestrian; horse owner and rider