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Seeking small sturdy horse or large pony for adaptive riding program



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Offered by Access Equestrian, Inc.
Thornbrook Farm, 556 Croton Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

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Access Equestrian is seeking to add a horse to our program. The horse would be part of our adaptive riding program for lessons and hippotherapy sessions.

Suitability and Training

Temperament for :
On a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being Calm and 5 being Spirited,


More about temperament:
Horse will take part in adaptive riding lessons an hippotherapy sessions, so should be tolerant of unbalanced riders, and non-spooky.

Best career/placement option for repurposing :

Where is located?


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is located at Thornbrook Farm, 556 Croton Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549.

Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 20
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 5
Pastures: 6  Paddocks/Pens: 4
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 0
Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 13-16 hours per day, on average.
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
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    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 horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

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
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day
    Horses are out 9 to 15 hours per day

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses 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
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    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

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    A weight limit of no more than 20% of the horse’s weight is established for each horse and is kept with the horse’s records and updated when needed
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist

Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times
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:
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

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


Our Rehoming Policies


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Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Personal/Other

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:  Over $1,500

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
As a therapeutic/adaptive riding center, we are not in the business of rehoming horses, so this section does not apply to us. Currently all of the horses in our program are on free lease from their owners, and will either be returned to them upon retirement or another suitable situation will be found. We had one horse that was owned by the program that was sold in 2017. The sale was approved by the Board of Directors to a person who had a personal connection to the horse, and contact is maintained with the current owner. As we do not rehome horses from our program, we do not have a rehoming application and/or agreement to upload.

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More About Us


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EIN: 46-3867261
Founded: 2013
Access Equestrian, Inc.
556 Croton Lake Road
Mt. Kisco NY 10549
914-234-9000
Last Updated

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We are proud to be a *2019 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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MISSION & PROGRAMS

Our organization provides equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT) for individuals with special needs using instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, independent contractors, and/or service providers) who have certified training applicable for people with special needs and specific to the program offerings - either on staff or accompanying clients when participating in our programs.
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED for:
     1. Thornbrook Farm

Our organization does not use foster facilities

Mission:
The mission of Access Equestrian is to provide the therapeutic benefits of adaptive riding, horsemanship programs and other equine assisted activities to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and other life challenges.
     
     We believe in making a difference, with empathy and humor, to empower our community.

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 goal of Access Equestrian is to provide all individuals with disabilities and other life challenges and their families a high quality, safe and empowering community in which to participate in a variety of equine and farm activities to provide therapeutic benefits and help them reach their life goals. A quality program is of utmost important to us and our organization values are what we live by in both program planning and in our everyday delivery of services.
     
     Our success of our participants is the measure of our success. Even 9 years after our founding, many of our very first clients are still with the program, and our retention rate is well over 75%. We currently have a staff of approximately 10, and staff are carefully vetted and mentored to ensure they are a good fit for the program. Each year we have been able to increase the variety of programs we offer, and have increased the number of participants we serve. Our horses receive top notch care, we are able to live by our program philosophy that all services are individualized and client centered.
     
     Our volunteer Board of Directors and recently formed Parent Committee have recently been tasked with developing a strategic plan to address the following areas:
     Programming: Evaluate and advise on current programming which includes adaptive riding lessons, unmounted programs including both horsemanship, social skills groups and vocational programming, enrichment programs for schools and other groups and outreach into the community.
     Staffing: Develop both full-time and part-time staff that best utilizes their talents while providing high quality programmatic and administrative services.
     Facility: Identify and acquire a long term lease or property purchase to ensure long term sustainability.
     Fundraising and Public Relations: Develop a fundraising and public relations/media plan to drive consistent fundraising efforts, develop a broad base of individual and institutional donors and create greater engagement in the local community.
     Board Development: Develop a plan to broaden and deepen our volunteer board to maximize on fundraising and operational support for the organization.
     Outcomes: Evaluate the impact of our services to measure efficacy and ensure quality.

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT):
Our organization provides the following equine-assisted activities and/or therapies (EAAT):
    Equine Experiential Learning
    Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology
    Therapeutic Riding (Adaptive Riding)
Not Checked:
    Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Interactive Vaulting
    Therapeutic Driving

Our organization provides services for the following specific populations:
Children (10 & Under)
Tweens (11-12)
Teens (13-18)
Young Adults (19-21)
Adults (Over 21)
Seniors (65-79)
Socioeconomically Disadvantaged

Our organization provides services to individuals with:
Arthritis, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism, Behavioral disorders, Cerebral palsy, Chronic illness, Cognitive disabilities, Development delay or disability, Down Syndrome, Economic disadvantages, Emotional disabilities, Epilepsy, Genetic conditions/disorders, Grief, Head Trauma/Brain Injury, Hearing impairment, Intellectual disability, Joint abnormalities, Language impairment, Learning disabilities, Mental health disabilities, Multiple sclerosis, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Orthopedic issues, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Physical disabilities, Speech impairment, Stroke

Overview of our programs involved with providing EAAT to individuals with special needs:
     Access Equestrian provides private and group adaptive riding lessons, hippotherapy, horsemanship programs, and other equine-assisted programs for children and adults with disabilities and other life challenges. We are a United States Pony Club licensed Riding Center, have a vocational training program, and also serve siblings and other family members. A detailed list of programs offered is on our website on our program page at this link - https://www.accessequestrian.org/vocational-program.html.

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:
     Our herd of seven therapy horses have been with our program for a period of 1 week (newly acquired horse), to 5 1/2 years. We have not had a horse in our program that needed to be removed because of burn-out from doing their job. They continue to grow and get better and better at providing lessons and other sessions with our clients.
     
     Two Socks is a 28 year appendix QH who was rescued by his owner from a kill pen at the age of six. He came out of retirement to join our program approximately 5 years ago. When he came to us he was not very sound, didn't want to enter the ring to do lessons, and was quite spooky under saddle. He has become our go to horse for many lessons, as he loves to have attention bestowed upon him, and will stand quietly for grooming, or other unmounted activities. In lessons, he is calm and extremely safe, and sounder and fitter now than he has been in 10+ years. He happily teaches many children to trot independently for the first time, but also loves to snuggle and hang out with kids in his stall.
     
     Ivan is also 28 years young, a Norwegian Fjord, who came to Access Equestrian from a family, where he taught their two daughters to ride. He has been in our program for close to 5 years, and is fitter and happier than when he arrived. He has very little interest in regular lessons, and thinks its his job to dump teenagers in the dirt, rather than actually do any work. But for therapy lessons, the tinier the kid, the happier he is, and will march along for multiple lessons in a row. When his therapy tack comes out, he readily opens his mouth for the bit. He has an innate sense of when he needs to stop for a kid on his back, or to walk along and give them movement and input.
     
     Our horses get as much turn out in small groups, on grass pasture, as the weather and schedules provide. They are fed top quality feed and supplements, and receive farrier, veterinary, dental and other professional care as needed. We have regular staff, rather than volunteers, who care for them, and believe this is one of the main reasons we do not have burn-out in the herd. They also receive training and exercise from professionals as needed.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     We are a licensed United States Pony Club Riding center, and provide education and services to youth and adult members. Additionally, we participate in local resource and education fairs/forums within our local area.

DEFINITIONS:
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT): Any activity that incorporates equine interactions and/or the equine environment, mounted or ground-based, including horsemanship instruction aimed at contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs, psychotherapy and/or mental health counseling aimed at achieving goals set forth by the mental health professional and the client, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology treatment strategies that utilize equine movement, and experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills for educational, professional and personal goals.

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or learning disability or impairment) that require or benefit from assistance and support from certified specialists, therapists, counselors, instructors, trainers and/or facilitators. The difficulty may not be limited to a health issue but may result from the interaction between the individual and the society in which he or she lives arising from an abusive or unhealthy environment and a lack of resources, including economic resources, which can impact an individual's ability to successfully transition into adulthood and being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes.

At-Risk: Refers to being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes. Youth are considered at-risk for a number of reasons, such as if they are homeless or transient, involved in drugs or alcohol, abused sexually, physically or emotionally, mentally ill, neglected at home or live in stressful family environments, lacking social or emotional supports, and involved with delinquent peers. At-Risk youth are likely to be involved in a number of risky behaviors, such as running away, skipping school, drinking under age, engaging in sexual behavior, displaying disruptive behavior, bullying/harassment, fighting, and committing acts of vandalism.


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Denise Avolio
Employees:   Full-Time:  4  Part-Time:  11  Volunteers:  40

Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective staff complete a written application
    Prospective staff 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 member of the staff is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every member of the staff is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every member of the staff is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening
    Every member of the staff provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance
    Every member of the staff has a written job description
    Every member of the staff is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every member of the staff is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every member of the staff receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every member of the staff has a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides an Employee Handbook to every member of the staff
    The Employee Handbook includes employee-related information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Employee Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
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Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    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 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
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    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 a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse 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
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    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check and Random Drug Screening

Please provide any additional explanation regarding your governance, staffing and volunteer practices or further explanation of your answers above.
Denise Avolio, Executive Director, is included in the employee count, however, she does not collect a salary from the organization and works on a volunteer basis.

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  4
Number of Board Members:  7  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/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.
Three board members are parents of participants in program.

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

Organization documents available on our website:
    Volunteer Handbook

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

Additional Comments:
Denise Avolio, Executive Director, is included in the employee count, however, she does not collect a salary from the organization and works on a volunteer basis.
Financial Reporting:
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 08
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 2018? No
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990

POLICIES

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

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Purchase from auction, kill pen or feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

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

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Stallions
Definitions:
Donated: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the horse is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the horse is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Purchased: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Surrendered: The ownership and custody of the horse is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent without the use of a donation document.
Seized: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandoned: The ownership and custody of the horse is transferred to the organization as a result of the horse being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Returned: The horse was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the horse has been transferred back to the organization.

Feral/Wild Horse: Free-roaming horses that are descendants of the domesticated horse and have no or limited human contact.

Foal: An equine up to one year old; a colt is a male foal and a filly is a female foal.
Mare: A female equine.
Stallion: A male equine that has not been castrated.
Gelding: A castrated male equine.


Our organization will accept the following breeds:
    American Saddlebred
    Appaloosa
    Arabian
    Donkey/Mule/Burro
    Draft
    Friesian
    Hackney
    Miniature Horse
    Morgan
    National Show Horse
    Paint
    Quarter Horse
    Standardbred
    Tennessee Walking Horse
    Thoroughbred
    Warm Blood
    Mixed Breed
    Other
    Andalusian/Lusitano
    Icelandic Horse
    Haflinger
    Norwegian Fjord
    Gypsy Vanner
    Pinto
    Appendix Quarter Horse
    Rocky Mountain Horse
    Missouri Fox Trotter

Not Checked
    Mustang
    Feral/Wild
    Paso Fino

Intake, Assessment & Training
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
    A Henneke 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 horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time

The organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse prior to acceptance and arrival at the organization:
    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.
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
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The organization has the following policies in place prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility:
    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    Horses are on trial up to 60 days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
Not Checked:
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
    Horses are on trial for 60 or more days
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care

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
    Jumping
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
Not Checked:
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time

The typical length of quarantine is:   Up to 10 days

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   As needed; no set schedule

Additional information about our intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
Prior to taking a new horse on trial for assessment for our program, a visit is made to the horse's current home, and a full history is taken through conversations with the horse's owner/trainer/rider. Based on that visit and discussions, the length and details of the trial period are determined. Upon arrival at our farm, horses are quarantined for 3-10 days and TPR checked on all horses daily. Formal training is provided by qualified staff which includes groundwork and riding, and horses are tested and acclimated to the specifics for program (i.e., mounting block, use of toys, etc.) Typically horses will participate in mock sessions with staff prior to being used directly in program. Training is ongoing for all horses, as required.


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


Additional information about our breeding policies and practices:
Our organization does not breed horses, however, Denise Avolio, Executive Director, owns a horse that is being bred during the 2019 season. The mare will be at our program site during pregnancy, but will leave to a breeding facility to have her foal. The mare and foal will return to our program location after a period of time. The mare is an registered Oldenburg with a successful career and bred to a highly successful sire. Denise plans to keep the foal as a personal and or program horse.

Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Our organization may have a horse 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 does not euthanize horses under any circumstances.
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

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. The organization does not euthanize horses

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates
    Intravenous administration of a solution of concentrated potassium chloride (KCl) with the horse in a surgical plane of general anesthesia

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
It is not our practice to euthanize horses based on temperament or soundness. However, as caregivers of a typically older herd we have had to euthanize based on illness/end of life issues after attempts to rehabilitate, on recommendation and treatment from our veterinarian.

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization does NOT re-home a horse to first time horse owners
    Our organization will only re-home a horse to a location where another horse resides
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing a horse
Not Checked:
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the horse on site
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the horse to the adopter/purchaser's facility
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the horse
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization free of charge
    Adopters/purchasers can return a horse to our organization for a fee
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CANNOT be sold, auctioned, or given away under any circumstances
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses CAN be sold or given away with prior written approval of our organization
    Our agreement states that re-homed horses cannot be bred
    Our agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the horse must be returned to our organization
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits to see the horse within the first year of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits to see the horse within the first two years of adoption
    Our agreement states that our organization reserves the right to visit the horse at any time.
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    Adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Veterinarian
    Farrier
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase)

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
Over $1,500

Our organization has the following rehoming fee policies:
    Fees may vary depending on the equine level of training
    Fees may vary depending on the equine breed
    Fees may vary depending on the equine age
    Fees may vary depending on the equine type
    Fees may vary depending on the equine health and soundness
Not Checked:
    Not applicable
    All equines have one set fee
    Fees may vary depending on species

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:
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
Not Checked:
    Horses may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be sent to auction
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized

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

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

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
As a therapeutic/adaptive riding center, we are not in the business of rehoming horses, so this section does not apply to us. Currently all of the horses in our program are on free lease from their owners, and will either be returned to them upon retirement or another suitable situation will be found. We had one horse that was owned by the program that was sold in 2017. The sale was approved by the Board of Directors to a person who had a personal connection to the horse, and contact is maintained with the current owner. As we do not rehome horses from our program, we do not have a rehoming application and/or agreement to upload.
View Rehoming Application/Agreement

FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Thornbrook Farm
Thornbrook Farm
556 Croton Lake Road Mt. Kisco NY 10549
Contact: Denise Avolio
Contact's Phone: 914-234-9000
Contact's Email: denise.avolio@accessequestrian.org

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

If not owned, provide the name, address, phone, email and contact person of the organization(s) and/or individual(s) who owns the facility:
iEnterprises, LLC
Elizabeth Tarbell
35 Fairfield Road
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 570-1995

If not owned, does your organization have a written agreement with the owner? Enter Yes or No.   Yes

If not owned, 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? 
     Start Date: April 1, 2016 End Date: month-to-month with 60 days notice The property is currently for sale with a contract in place. Transfer of ownership shall take place sometime during July/August 2019. Buyer has given Access Equestrian a verbal agreement for a 10 year lease of the property.

If not owned, please provide the details as to what services are provided by the owner and if and how the owner is compensated. 
     Owner is paid monthly rent, plus 1/2 the utilities on a monthly basis. Owner provides stable/stalls, tackroom, lounge, feedroom, office, storage, pasture and arena space. Owner maintains facility including landscaping and arena maintenance. Organization assists with maintaining space through staff and volunteer labor, as well as providing manure dumpster. New owner is offering a net lease of the property, with assistance with doing renovations and acquiring appropriate tenants and boarders.

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
If no, please explain and specifically describe the areas in which the facility is not compliant. Not Applicable

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.
     Access Equestrian abides by the standards of PATH Int'l.

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.
     SPCA of Westchester 590 North State Road Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510 info@spca914.org 914-941-2896

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.
     NA

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

Enter the total number of instructors/trainers (full-time and part-time) involved with your organization's horse-related programs at this facility: 8

Instructors Assigned to this Facility: (see Instructor Section below for details)
     1. Instructor: Allison Mallozzi
     2. Instructor: Amy Curran Baker
     3. Instructor: Denise Avolio
     4. Instructor: Emily Salem
     5. Instructor: Janet Maurantonio
     6. Instructor: Jennifer Peterson
     7. Instructor: Kate Hickcox
     8. Instructor: Kristin Courtney

Thornbrook Farm

Grounds
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 20
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 5
Pastures: 6  Paddocks/Pens: 4
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 0






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 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/encosures?    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 insure 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? 13-16
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 hours per day
    Horses are out 9 to 15 hours per day

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
✔    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
✔    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 horses (i.e., trees)
✔    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses 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

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
✔    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
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)

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 horses
✔    Horses are checked overnight
✔    Hold Harmless signs are posted
✔    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
✔    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
✔    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced
Not Checked:
    A security guard is present at night
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    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)

Thornbrook Farm

Veterinarian Information
Vet Assessment  conducted on 06/27/2019
Veterinarian: Erica Rosen, DVM
Clinic Name: Miller & Associates    Street: 120 Nichols Road    City: Brewster  State: NY    Zip: 10509
Phone: 914-276-1260  
Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
✔    Horses 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
✔    Horses are fed in individual stalls
✔    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:
    Horses are fed in groups

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
✔    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
✔    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
✔    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
✔    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
✔    A weight limit of no more than 20% of the horse’s weight is established for each horse and is kept with the horse’s records and updated when needed
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
✔    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records

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
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

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 and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
✔    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
✔    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
✔    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
✔    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses 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
✔    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
✔    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
✔    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
✔    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
✔    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses
Not Checked:
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
✔    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
✔    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
Not Checked:
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    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::
✔    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
✔    Name plates are located on the stall
✔    Photos are located on the stall
✔    Horses wear halters with nametags
✔    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
✔    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website
✔    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
✔    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse 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, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse'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 a horse's body condition changes
✔    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
✔    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
✔    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
✔    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 horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location


Emergency Preparedness
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 horses
✔    Evacuation plans
✔    Power outages
✔    Fire
✔    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
✔    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
✔    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:
    Terrorist attacks

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 horses are stalled
✔    Permanent or temporary structures where horses 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: Monthly
Smoke detectors are checked: Monthly
Electrical Systems are checked: Monthly
Fencelines 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: Semi-annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Semi-annually
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Horse Transportion
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite  1 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;


Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies (EAAT)
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually: 100
Total number of individual clients participating in unmounted activities per week: 30
Total number of individual clients participating in mounted activities per week: 50
Total number of horses participating in EAAT programs at this facility: 7
Number of horses aged 3-8: 1
Number of horses aged 9-14: 1
Number of horses aged 15-20: 2
Number of horses aged over 20: 3
Average number of mounted hours per day each horse works: 2
Average number of unmounted hours per day each horse works: 1
Total number: 3
Total number of mounted horse hours per week: 10
Total number of unmounted horse hours per week: 5
Number of days per week that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 6
Number of weeks per year that mounted programs are conducted at this facility: 48
Number of days per week that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 6
Number of weeks per year that unmounted programs are conducted at this facility: 48
Additional explanation: At Thornbrook Farm, we operate year round, weather permitting. Weekday sessions tend to run from 3pm-6pm, with Saturday and Sunday lessons going from 9am-5pm. We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays are typically a schooling day for horses. No horse works more than 2 hours per day, and consideration is made for type of lesson, rider's weight and ability, etc.

Thornbrook Farm

Equine Costs and Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs
Actual Horse Care Costs
$10870     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$11840     Bedding
$5834     Veterinarian
$3360     Farrier
$2000     Dentist
$1000     Other Therapies
$6670     Manure Removal
$1926     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$1012     Horse/Barn Supplies
$44000     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$88512     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$500     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$1000     Veterinarian
$600     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$450     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$750     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$3300     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $35
Average length of stay for an equine: 365 days
Based on a total of 2555 days equines were in the care of this facility during 2018

Thornbrook Farm

Equine Inventory

2018 Operations: This facility was operational during 2018.

2018 Horse Care Costs

2018 Thornbrook Farm Horse Inventory
6 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
1 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
1 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Total departures
7 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
7 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 6 on 1/1/2018+ 1 Intakes - 0 Departures = 7 on 12/31/2018

11 Total number of all horses at this facility on December 31, 2018
33 Maximum capacity of horses at this facility on December 31, 2018

Additional Explanation:
Upon sale of the property, three of the owners horse's will become the possession of the new owner, and will be given on free lease to Access Equestrian. One of the owner's will be sold prior to the sale of the property.



1 Detail Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
1 Free Leased
1Draft
1 Aged 10-14
1 Mares

0 Purchased from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned








FACILITY INVENTORY SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Thornbrook Farm

6 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2018
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2018
0 Donated
1 Free Lease
0 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction/Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
1 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2018
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Total departures
7 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2018
7 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 6 on 1/1/2018+ 1 Intakes - 0 Departures = 7 on 12/31/2018

11 Total number of all horses on December 31, 2018
33 Maximum capacity of horses on December 31, 2018




FACILITY COST SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Thornbrook Farm

Actual Horse Care Costs
$10870     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$11840     Bedding
$5834     Veterinarian
$3360     Farrier
$2000     Dentist
$1000     Other Therapies
$6670     Manure Removal
$1926     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$1012     Horse/Barn Supplies
$44000     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$88512     2018 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$500     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$1000     Veterinarian
$600     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$450     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$750     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$3300     2018 Total Donated Costs

Average cost per day per horse: $35




INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION

V. INSTRUCTORS

     1. Allison Mallozzi

         Facility Participation:

         Thornbrook Farm

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 Int'l
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2015
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Int'l Registered Instructor
Additional information about this instructor: Allison is a part-time instructor with our program.

     2. Amy Curran Baker

         Facility Participation:

         Thornbrook Farm

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 Int'l
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2015
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Int'l Registered Instructor
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH Int'l
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
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

     3. Denise Avolio

         Facility Participation:

         Thornbrook Farm

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 Int'l
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 1999
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Int'l Advanced Level Certified Instructor
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: PATH Int'l
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 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
Additional information about this instructor: Denise has been a horse professional, owner and instructor for 30+ years. She serves as Executive Director and Program Manager and is ultimately responsible for the overall care of the horses in the program.

     4. Emily Salem

         Facility Participation:

         Thornbrook Farm

Is the instructor certified by an organization that provides training in the programs, activities and/or services conducted by the organization? Yes
Certification 1:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Path International
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2015
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH International Registered Instructor

     5. Janet Maurantonio

         Facility Participation:

         Thornbrook Farm

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: American Hippotherapy Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2019
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Level 2 Hippotherapy Certification
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: NYS
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2010
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: licensed Physical Therapist
Additional information about this instructor: Janet is a part-time physical therapist who provides hippotherapy services at our program.

     6. Jennifer Peterson

         Facility Participation:

         Thornbrook Farm

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 Int'l
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2019
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: Koelle Institute
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2018
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Equus Life and Business Coach
Additional information about this instructor: Jennifer is a part-time provider at our program, offering equine learning and Equus coaching.

     7. Kate Hickcox

         Facility Participation:

         Thornbrook Farm

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 Int'l
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2014
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: PATH Int'l Registered Instructor
Additional information about this instructor: Kate is a full-time instructor and the Equine Program Coordinator. She is responsible for the management of the care and training and maintains the records for our horses.

     8. Kristin Courtney

         Facility Participation:

         Thornbrook Farm

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: American Hippotherapy Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2017
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: Level 1 Hippotherapy certification
Certification 2:
Provide the name of the certifying organization: NYS
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2012
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: NYS licensed Speech and Language Pathologist
Certification 3:
Provide the name of the certifying organization.American Speech Language Association
Enter the year that the certification was awarded: 2012
Is the instructor's certification considered 'Active' by the certifying organization? Yes
Briefly describe the nature/level of the certification: certified speech and language pathologist
Additional information about this instructor: Kristin provides speech and language services to clients through hippotherapy, part time for our program. In addition to her AHA and SLP certifications, she is certified as a PROMPT practitioner through the PROMPT Institute.





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