R.A.C.E Fund, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE



R.A.C.E Fund, Inc.
15117 Mud College Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Mailing Address:
543 Eagle Next Road
Cosby, TN 37722


Phone: 717-856-7863

EIN: 92-0198499
Founded: 2004
Profile Last Updated May 29, 2021

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Equine Welfare Network Guardian
AWARDED ANNUALLY
Effective Date
May 2021

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MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
To preserve the lives of thoroughbred racehorses and racetrack pony horses who can no longer race or work by facilitating and providing for their care and well being during their transition to retirement, sanctuary care and or adoption. Uphold the integrity of racing by encouraging horsemen and the racing industry to give back to these gallant creatures who have given so much to them. Work to put an end to horse slaughter in the United States.

Our organization provides programs involved with equine rescue, adoption & retirement
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities
Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED FOR or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2020: 1
     1. Breezy Hill Stables (Main)  * Operational in 2020

Summary of organization's goals, strategies to achieve the goals, accomplishments, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
Our organization's goal is to help thoroughbred horses retire from racing and also save thoroughbreds from going to slaughter. We work closely and well with other organizations to help network horses that we cannot physically take as we try to keep the maximum number of horses under our care at 15 or less. We have invested a small amount of our funds. We have created the Equi Sanctuary Partner program to encourage folks to consider sponsoring a long term sanctuary horse to help us offset the costs. We adopt some horses out that are suitable for adoption. We do fundraisers and an online auction each year. We currently have 5 Equi Sanctuary Partner sponsors for five of our sanctuary horses.

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     We help thoroughbreds retire from racing but also rescue many thoroughbreds from going to slaughter. Horses that are able to go in to a second career are retrained and adopted out. We provided sanctuary and long term care for long term retirees that are not suitable for riding, etc.

Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     We provide education materials at racetracks and expos about racehorse retirement and rescue and educate about horse slaughter.

GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Marlene Murray
Employees/Independent Contractors:   Full-Time:  0  Part-Time:  0  Volunteers:  7
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes including employees and independent contractors:
    Not applicable; We do not have paid staff or utilize contractors to perform staff functions.

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application/agreement
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer has a written job description
Not Checked:
    Prospective volunteers must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Prospective volunteers are required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, equine handling, equine identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  4
Number of Board Members:  4  Number of Voting Board Members:  4

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff 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.
President, manages the organization on a daily basis. No compensation. All volunteer organization. An outside accountant handles our Quickbook financials and monthly reports.
     Secretary-Treasurer, does the minutes for our board meetings. No compensation. All volunteer.
     Board Member, attends board meetings. No compensation. All volunteer.

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


Compliance:
Below is a list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, and/or accreditations or compliances with the published standards of an accrediting organization, if applicable:  TAA

Organization documents available on our website:
    None

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Adoption/Foster Agreement
    Bylaws

Budget:  $100K to $500K
Equine Budget:   $100K to $150K
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Compilation
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2020? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES: ACQUISITION


Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Auction  
    Kill pen/Feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
We may possibly consider accepting a stallion in an absolute emergency situation and providing we have the accomodations at the time. The horse would need to be gelded within 30 days of arrival weather permitting.


POLICIES: INTAKE, ASSESSMENT & TRAININING

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization has the following policies in place:
    The owner of a potential equine is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the equine
    The equine is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the equine to and from the organization
    Equines are not taken on trial
Not Checked:

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken of each equine upon arrival at the facility and kept with the equine's health records
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score or other body conditioning score is assigned
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Blood work other than Coggins
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
    The equine is scanned to check for a microchip
    The equine is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip
Not Checked:

Upon intake, the organization has the following quarantine policy in place:
    The equine is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The equine is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
    The equine is not quarantined

The typical length of quarantine is:   More than 30 days

Horses are assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Jumping
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
Not Checked:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care::
    The Henneke Body Condition score or other body conditioning score is updated at least annually
    Photographs are taken of each equine annually and kept with the equine's health records
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score or other body conditioning score is updated at least monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated or other body conditioning score with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each equine monthly and kept with the equine's health records

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines that are ridden in our care:
    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden at least annually
Not Checked:
    Our organization maintains a written record for each equine that documents the results of each evaluation of weight-carrying and workload limitations
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
Not Checked:
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable


Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Weekly


POLICIES: BREEDING

The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed equines.
Not Checked:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds equines
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions

Additional information about our breeding policies and practices:
Our organization does not allow breeding of any mares that come into or adopted from our organization. Any stallions must be gelded before arrival and or prior to any potential adoption.


POLICIES: EUTHANASIA

The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have an equine euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy equine euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other equines, or people
    Our organization may have an equine euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization will never have a healthy equine euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. Our organization prohibits euthanasia under any circumstances


POLICIES: RE-HOMING

Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    Our organization does NOT re-home an equine to first time equine owners
    Our organization will only re-home an equine to a location where another equine resides
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing an equine
Not Checked:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a written contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the equine on site
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the equine to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the equine
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    Our organization does not re-home equines under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our equines and ensures care of the equines for their lifetimes.

The uploaded Re-homing agreement includes the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) statements:
    Our agreement states that re-homed equines CANNOT be sold, adopted, transferred, auctioned, released, given away, or otherwise placed into possession of another person or organization under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed equines cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the equine must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization free of charge
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
Not Checked:
    Our agreement states that re-homed equines CANNOT be sold, adopted, transferred, auctioned, released, given away, or otherwise placed into possession of another person or organization without prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    Our agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    None of the statements are included.
    Our organization does not re-home equines under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our equines and ensures care of the equines for their lifetimes.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Not applicable or no references required.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Our organization retains ownership of the equine for its lifetime

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
Not applicable; None received

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Equines may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Equines may be found suitable homes by our organization
    In the case an equine is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the equine may be euthanized
    In the case an equine is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the equine may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Equines may be returned to their owners
    Equines may be sent to auction
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the equine may be euthanized
    If a suitable home cannot be located, and space is not available for the equine to remain at the organization, the organization will secure a suitable home for the equine and accept financial responsibility for the lifetime of the equine

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
We normally do not ask for an adoption fee but rather that the adopter make a donation to our organization. Depending on the amount of retraining and age of a horse we may apply a set adoption fee.
View Re-homing Agreement

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities

Breezy Hill Stables: Main
MANAGEMENT: Breezy Hill Stables: Main

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Use

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.
     Frederick County Animal Control 832 Rosemont Ave, Frederick, MD 21702 Phone: (301) 600-1546

VETERINARIAN: Breezy Hill Stables: Main
Veterinarian Assessment conducted on 05/27/2021

Veterinarian: Noel Henderson
Clinic Name: Trillium Vet Supply, Inc.
309 Pellinor Lane
Charles Town   WV   25414
Phone: 304-886-5700

GROUNDS: Breezy Hill Stables: Main
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 16
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 150
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 150
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 270
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 7
Pastures: 5  Paddocks/Pens: 0
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 1










Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    Yes    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 inches above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/enclosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to ensure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 4-8
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Equines are out 4 to 8 hours per day
    Equines are out 24/7

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where equines can graze on pasture grass
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and equines
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    Equines are checked overnight
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    Visitors are always accompanied by staff (or volunteers)
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced


EQUINE CARE: Breezy Hill Stables: Main
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Equines are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Equines are fed in individual stalls
    Equines are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
Not Checked:
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing
Not Checked:
    The protocol for each equine is determined in consultation with a veterinarian

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy equines
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines do not have contact with other equines or other animals
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined equines
Not Checked:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where equines are sheltered
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Equines are not quarantined on arrival.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure is piled in an area where equines are not located
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
Not Checked:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure piles are covered
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property:
    Equines are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Equines wear halters with nametags
    Equine photos and profiles are available on the website
Not Checked:
    Photos are located on the stall
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each equine is easily accessible
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each equine with equine names and photos
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with equine profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on conformation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Equines are assigned the same stall/location each day

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each equine appropriate to the equine's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
    Tack is cleaned after each use
Not Checked:
     All equines have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when an equine's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when an equine's disposition changes
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Breezy Hill Stables: Main
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
Not Checked:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)


The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where equines are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where equines are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
Not Checked:
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Weekly
Smoke detectors are checked: Annually
Electrical Systems are checked: Annually
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Not at all/NA
Fire drills are conducted: Semi-annually
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Annually
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Quarterly

Equine Transportation
Access onsite but not owned: 1 2-horse van/trailer with truck
Access onsite but not owned: 1 4-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 4-horse van/trailer with truck


EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Breezy Hill Stables: 2020 - Yes

18 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2020
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2020
0 Donated
0 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
2 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from Rescue
2 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2020
0 Horses adopted/sold:
3 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
4 Total departures
16 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2020
1 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
15 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 18 on 1/1/2020+ 2 Intakes - 4 Departures = 16 on 12/31/2020

Total days that equines were in the care of R.A.C.E Fund, Inc. during 2020: 5996

Breezy Hill Stables was operational during 2020.

2020 Breezy Hill Stables Equine Census
18 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2020
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2020
0 Donated
0 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
2 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from rescue
2 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2020
0 Horses adopted/sold:
3 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
4 Total departures
16 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2020
1 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
15 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 18 on 1/1/2020+ 2 Intakes - 4 Departures = 16 on 12/31/2020


2 Horse Intake Detail during 2020 0
0 Donated 0
0 Leased 0
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Auction 0
2 Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
2Thoroughbred1 Aged 15-20  1 Mares1 Aged Over 20  1 Mares
0 Surrendered 0
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
0 Born at facility 0
0 Adoption from rescue 0



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