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Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH)



Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH)
4185 Walt Robertson Rd/ KY Horse Park
Lexington, KY 40511

Mailing Address:
P O Box 13155
Lexington, KY 40583


Phone: 859-231-7066  MAKE AN INQUIRY

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EIN: 31-1024505
Founded: 1981
Profile Last Updated April 14, 2022

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MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH) is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and health of individuals with special physical, cognitive, emotional or social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse.

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) and the Optimal Terminology Summit For Services That Incorporate Horses To Benefit People Report. For additional information on the Optimal Terminology Summit, click here.
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 satellite, overflow, foster, and/or outreach facilities
Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED FOR or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2021: 1
     1. Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (*Main) Status: 2022 and 2021

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:
The goals laid out in our strategic plan are as follows:
     
     1) Maintain quality services; 2) Cultivate a diverse and engaged Board of Directors; 3) Create a sustainable financial model; 4) Maintain and improve infrastructure investments that meet the high standards of PATH; 5) Maintain an Equine Herd with the ability to provide diverse participant services.
     
     Our work in 2021 continued expansion of the Equine Mental Health program called "Minis on The Move" which provides mobile mental health services to site-bound individuals or groups. Destinations included schools, church camps, day care centers and senior residential facilities. CKRH also completed an extensive fencing repair project for all 11 paddocks & repainted our facility's exterior as we prepared to welcome the general public to a 40th anniversary celebration on August 21, 2021.
     
     Our biggest challenge, like most nonprofits, remains the issue of revenue. We practice year-round fundraising through grant applications, direct mail campaigns, special events and planned giving solicitations to ensure that we can provide the best and most efficient equine assisted services possible.

Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation, Retraining & Re-homing:
Overview of our programs involved with rescue, rehabilitation, retraining, re-homing and/or retirement:
     We currently have six retired registered Thoroughbreds who have been retrained to provide unmounted therapeutic activities. They are mostly used for programming with veterans and at-risk youth. Our staff has made a great effort to select and train horses that will fit our high quality of programs and abide by the standards set by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH.)

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development


Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH)'s mission is to enrich the community by improving the quality of life and health of individuals with special physical, cognitive or behavioral needs through equine assisted activities & therapies. A Premier Accredited Center of PATH since 1998, CKRH provides direct services to more than 300 individuals each year (in non-COVID environment) with the support of 30 (avg. herd #) equine partners, 125 weekly volunteers and a dedicated staff of certified instructors, licensed therapists, equine facility managers and administrative personnel.
     
     All core CKRH programming is developed and facilitated by a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with input from participants, their families, referring medical practitioners, educators and CKRH’s Program Manager. A customized lesson plan is developed for each participant or community group based on the following needs:
     
     Physical/Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities - for mild to severe medical conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis or stroke. Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship, CKRH’s flagship service, are year-round mounted & unmounted activities designed to improve motor skills, strength, balance and cognitive processing. Specialty programs include HorseAbililty, a summer camp collaboration with Easter Seals Cardinal Hill for their youngest clients, and Horse Tales, a memory recall program for seniors with cognitive challenges.
     
     Mental Health - for emotional, social or behavioral conditions. Mounted & unmounted activities are designed to improve emotional awareness & regulation as well as help reduce stress or anxiety. Specialty programs include Adjust Fire (for active-duty and veteran soldiers with combat injuries or resiliency issues such as PTSD); I RIDE (for adolescent girls living in at-risk households), and EASTT (for adult survivors of sexual trauma), a partnership with Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center.
     
     Learning Disabilities – for academic or vocational challenges. Unmounted activities are designed to improve core educational subjects (i.e. reading, spelling, math) and tangential skills such as organizing, sequencing and memory retention. Specialty programs include STABLES (a year-round curriculum of Fayette County Public Schools for 50+ students in grades 8-12); and Vocational Training (for individuals developing employment skills in horsemanship or facilities/farm maintenance.)


At a time when equestrian sports are under pressure to protect horses while making those sports more accessible, so too must all equine organizations ensure that horses are treated humanely when interacting with people with and without special needs. Our organization takes the following steps to ensure that horses are benefiting from their interactions with people:
     CKRH strictly adheres to PATH standards for equine usage and care.
     
     In addition, CKRH maintains a vigorous self-monitoring schedule for equine care which includes twice daily checks during feed times, monthly weight checks by our feed company's nutritionist, bi-monthly farrier trims and semi-annual evaluations by our veterinarian and equine dentist.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Even though COVID-19 discouraged personal interaction for the past two years, CKRH and its partners found creative ways to exchange knowledge and services through socially-distant gatherings or virtual discussions. Community outreach during 2021 included:
     
     * Minis on the Move: Remote visits with 2 miniature horses to 9 community locations including 4 senior living communities, 4 schools and 1 day care center to provide mobile mental health services.
     
     * Camp Brown Bear: Two-day workshop for military veterans.
     
     * Practicums or special programming: EKU Occupational Science & Therapy Dept. graduate students, KY Occupational Therapy Association, Asbury University EAAT Studies and UK Dept. of Agriculture/Equine Studies.
     
     * Presentations: Mental Health America Day in Kentucky, Fieldstone Farms Education Day and KY Horse Park's Lunchtime Lecture Series.
     
     * Mentoring: In addition to multiple internship opportunities in Equine Care & Equine Studies for undergraduate college students, CKRH staff provided shadowing opportunities to personnel from EmPower (ADHD service organization.)

Research/Medical Use of Equines:
Our organization has never made, and would not ever consider making, equines available for research studies or medical training that involves invasive procedures and/or that which may cause pain or suffering to the equine. 

Religious Affiliation:
Our organization does not promote religious education or religious purposes or use donations for religious education or religious purposes; require participants to be of a certain faith; require participation in religious, instruction, activities or services; or require participation in prayer, worship, religious instruction or other religious activities as a condition of receiving social or secular services offered. 

Auction Donation:
Our organization has never allowed, or would not consider allowing, an equine to be sold, transferred, released, or otherwise placed into possession of any person or organization that would cause or allow the equine to be sold at auction for slaughter. 

Our Programs/Activities that are not equine-related and/or involving animals other than equines:
 N/A

EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.
Current EAS Providers: 6
         
2021 EAS Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 2 2 4
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 1 2 3
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 3 11 14
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 4 4 8
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 0 10 19 29
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 2 2  
Number of days per week each horse works 4 4  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually 0 0 186 186
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week 0 0 90 90
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 4 5  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 35 35  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 3 Months 1 Months  
         

Additional explanation: For the majority of the year, we operated with 29 horses; however, we ended the year with 25 horses - 3 were euthanized and 1 was returned.


EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICE PROVIDERS


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning

6: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

     1. Charlotte Easley, MSW, LCSW, EAGALA and PATH

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Independent Contractor

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Charlotte is a licensed practicing social worker who facilitates Equine Interactive Mental Health Therapies, such as our EAST program for survivors of sexual trauma.


     2. Fayette County Public Schools

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Independent Contractor

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS - Students approved by the school system attend The STABLES, an Alternate Education Program defined by Kentucky state regulations 704 KAR 19:002 as an community partnership providing a unique learning opportunity for students in grades 8-12 who thrive in a nontraditional school setting.


     3. Jenny Jackson, CTRI

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Independent Contractor

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Jenny is a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     4. Jessica Mullins, CTRI

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Jessica is CKRH's Lead Instructor and a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.


     5. Samantha Kline, CTRI

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Holds Professional Certification for Teaching Agriculture in Grades 5-12 from the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Education Professional Standards Board. Samantha holds PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor status & is the Equine Instructor for The STABLES program.


     6. Toby Cross, MOT, OTR/L, CTRI, CPAM

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Occupational Therapist license MOT, OTR/L, CPAM
PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Ms. Pat Kline, Executive Director
Employees/Independent Contractors:   Full-Time:  8  Part-Time:  10  Volunteers:  125
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes including employees and independent contractors:
    Prospective staff/independent contractors complete a written application/agreement
    Our organization has a practice in place to ensure that the organization has sufficient knowledge of the background of prospective staff and independent contractors that may impact the safety of your clients and your horses, such as whether prospective staff/independent contractors serving in the capacity as staff have been convicted of a sexual offense or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect. Such practices must comply with local, state, and federal mandates.
    Staff and/or contractors are required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Staff and/or contractors are required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Staff and/or contractors are required to sign a Photo Release
    Prospective staff/independent contractors are required to undergo a Background Check
    Staff and/or contractors provide parent/guardian information if applicable
    Staff and/or contractors carry current health insurance
    Staff and/or contractors have a written job description
    Staff and/or contractors are evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Staff and/or contractors are updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Staff and/or contractors receive training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, equine handling, equine identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Staff and/or contractors have a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides a handbook to every member of the staff, including employees and/or independent contractors serving in staff positions;
    The handbook includes information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Staff and/or contractors are subject to Random Drug Screening

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application/agreement
    Our organization has a practice in place to ensure that the organization has sufficient knowledge of the background of prospective volunteers that may impact the safety of your clients and your horses, such as whether prospective volunteers have been convicted of a sexual offense or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect. Such practices must comply with local, state, and federal mandates.
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    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 provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written 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
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  6
Number of Board Members:  20  Number of Voting Board Members:  20

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, Staff or Program Participants related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board, Staff member and/or Program Participant.
Two (2) Board members Martha Jane Mulholland & John Henry Mulholland are mother & son and partners in their business venture Mulholland Springs Farm.

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 that ensures that any compensated board member is a NON-VOTING (Independent) board member or that any compensated board member or any board member related to a compensated staff member, independent contractor, or any related board members, or any individual or organization that might benefit from a board decision, abstains from voting on issues impacting such compensation and requires officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose at least annually in writing 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:  CKRH is a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Int'l (PATH) and has maintained this status since 1998.

Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook
    Staff Handbook
    Bylaws

Additional explanation regarding governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of the answers above.
CKRH does not foster or adopt horses.

Budget:  $500K to $1M
Equine Budget:   $35K to $50K
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 2021? No
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES: ACQUISITION


Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Auction  
    Kill pen/Feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
CKRH herd intake steps:
     1) Phone/email inquiry to CKRH's Equine Mgr.
     2) Trial Horse Application completed by owner
     3) Equine Mgr. reviews & does telephone interview
     4) Equine Mgr. site visit to assess condition
     5) 90 on-site trial at CKRH in quarantine paddock (60 days) then herd integration trial (30 days)
     6) If accepted, a Lend Lease agreement is signed which outlines return-to-owner policies when horse is no longer able to engage in CKRH programs.


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, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations

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 on trial for 60 or more days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the equine's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
Not Checked:
    Equines are not taken on trial
    Equines are on trial for up to 30 days
    Equines are on trial up to 60 days
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian upon arrival and/or prior to quarantine departure
    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
    Coggins test
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
Not Checked:
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Blood work other than Coggins
    The equine is scanned to check for a microchip
    The equine is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip

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

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 monthly
    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
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
    Physical examination by a veterinarian at least annually
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score or other body conditioning score is updated at least annually
    Photographs are taken of each equine monthly and kept with the equine's health records
    Photographs are taken of each equine annually 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 at least annually and maintains a written record of the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
    No equines are 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
    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
    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
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    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
Not Checked:
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    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
    No equines are ridden; not applicable


Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily


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


POLICIES: EUTHANASIA

The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have an equine euthanized for space
    Our organization will never have a healthy equine euthanized under any circumstances
    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 may have a healthy equine euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other equines, or people and euthanasia is recommended by a veterinarian
    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

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
CKRH follows euthanasia policies as established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP.)


POLICIES: RE-HOMING

Re-homing Agreement not applicable.
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    The 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 has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    The 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.


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 satellite, overflow, foster, and/or outreach facilities



MANAGEMENT: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.: *Main

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

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.
     Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control 1600 Old Frankfort Pike Lexington, KY 40504 Phone: (859) 255-9033 Website: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/animal-care-and-control

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? Yes

Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers AT THIS FACILITY, including instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or providers accompanying clients) that conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) AT THIS FACILITY:  6

Equine Assisted Service Providers Assigned to this Facility: (see Equine Assisted Service Provider Section below for details)

     1. Charlotte Easley, MSW, LCSW, EAGALA and PATH
     2. Fayette County Public Schools
     3. Jenny Jackson, CTRI
     4. Jessica Mullins, CTRI
     5. Samantha Kline, CTRI
     6. Toby Cross, MOT, OTR/L, CTRI, CPAM

VETERINARIAN INFORMATION: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.: *Main
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.: Vet Assessment conducted on 2022-03-23

Veterinarian: Dr. Sydney Hughes, DVM
Clinic Name: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
4250 Iron Works Pike
Lexington   KY   40511
Phone: 859-255-8741


GROUNDS: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.: *Main
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 29
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 29
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 35
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 40
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 9
Pastures: 0  Paddocks/Pens: 11
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)?    No    
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? 0-3;
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Equines are out 24/7 except they are brought in to feed
    Equines are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Equines are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Equines are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    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
    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 are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)
    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
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    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
    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:
    A security guard is present at night
    Equines are checked overnight
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
Not Checked:
    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
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are always accompanied by staff (or volunteers)
    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


Additional information about our grounds:
We only use electric fencing for grazing control when needed. 95% of our fencing is 4-plank.


EQUINE CARE: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.: *Main
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Notebook or equivalent (technology not utilized)
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    Our organization utilizes a software application to maintain records
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

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
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    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 feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    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
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Equines are fed in individual stalls

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

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
    The protocol for each equine is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.
Not Checked:
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines, the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines, and/or the biosecurity guidelines of our veterinarian
    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
    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
    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
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    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
    Equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    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:
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy equines
    Equines are not quarantined on arrival.

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

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property:
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Equines wear halters with nametags
    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
    Equine photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on conformation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the equines
Not Checked:
    Equines are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Photos are located on the stall
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with equine profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets 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 weekly
    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.
Not Checked:
     All equines have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    No equines are ridden; not applicable.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.: *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 procedures are posted prominently
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    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
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:

The written EPP addresses the following areas:
    Local fire department and/or the state's emergency planning department procedures
    Medical emergencies for clients, staff, and volunteers
    Medical emergencies for equines
    Evacuation plans
    Power outages
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Terrorist attacks
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:


The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    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
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Quarterly
Smoke detectors are checked: Quarterly
Electrical Systems are checked: Quarterly
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Quarterly
Fire drills are conducted: Quarterly
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Semi-annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Annually
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Equine Transportation
Owned onsite: 1 2-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 2-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 3-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 4-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 6-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 8-horse van/trailer with truck
Access offsite: 1 10-horse van/trailer with truck


EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.: 2021 - Yes

25 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2021
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2021
2 Donated
2 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from Rescue
4 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2021
0 Horses adopted/sold:
1 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
3 Horses euthanized
4 Total departures
25 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2021
25 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 25 on 1/1/2021+ 4 Intakes - 4 Departures = 25 on 12/31/2021

Total days that equines were in the care of Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH) during 2021: 9976

2021 Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. Equine Census
25 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2021
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2021
2 Donated
2 Lease
0 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from rescue
4 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2021
0 Horses adopted/sold:
1 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
3 Horses euthanized
4 Total departures
25 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2021
25 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 25 on 1/1/2021+ 4 Intakes - 4 Departures = 25 on 12/31/2021


4 Horse Intake Detail during 2021 0
2 Donated 0
2Thoroughbred1 Aged 6-9  1 Geldings1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
2 Leased 0
1Quarter Horse 1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
1Warm Blood 1 Aged 15-20  1 Geldings
0 Purchased from Owner 0
0 Auction 0
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
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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