Seeking horse for IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team
Long Island University IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team, Greenvale, NY


Could this be the next chapter for your horse?


We are seeking a Horse that meets the following criteria:
Age Range:
Aged 3-9  Aged 10-14  Aged 15-20  

Gender:
Geldings  Mares  

Size Preference:
Small Horse (14.3 to 15.3h), Large Horse (16.0 to 16.3h), Tall/Draft Horse (over 17.0h)

Breed Preference: The following breeds will NOT be considered:
American Saddlebred
Arabian
Mustang
Friesian
Hackney
National Show Horse
Paint
Standardbred
Tennessee Walking Horse
Andalusian/Lusitano
Icelandic Horse
Haflinger
Paso Fino

Our organization has the following policies about horses who are sound and healthy but have the following chronic conditions that require medication:
Lyme Disease: Not Accept
Cushing's Disease: Accept
Thyroid Disease: Not Accept
Navicular Disease: Not Accept
Inflammation: Accept

Experience & Suitability

Activities that the equine will be expected to perform:
    English Walk/Trot/Canter
    Jumping

Current/former experience/training which could make the equine suitable for your program:
    Dressage
    English Pleasure
    Hunter
    Hunter Seat Equitation
    Jumping

Location

The equine will be located at North Shore Equestrian Center, 720 Northern Blvd., Greenvale, NY 11548.

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More about where will the equine be located?


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Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 40
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 3  Run-in sheds: 0
Pastures: 60  Paddocks/Pens: 20
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 4  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 1

Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 13-16 hours per day, on average.
Horse Turn Out Practices:
    Horses are out 4 to 8 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)

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

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
    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 at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    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 is provided for each horse: Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental care is provided for each horse: Annually and when an issue arises

Each horse is given a physical exam by a veterinarian: Only when an issue arises

Each horse is visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility: Every day or 6 days a week

Our organization has the following worming protocols in place to control parasites:
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.
    A de-wormer is used without fecal testing

Fly/Insect Control - Remedies used to control flies and insects:
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans



Our Acquisition, Intake & Training Policies


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Long Island University IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team will accept equines from the following sources:
    Donation  ✔ Yes      No    
    Free Lease    Yes    ✔ No    
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  ✔ Yes      No    

Long Island University IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team requires the following with respect to the health status of the equine 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, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations

Long Island University IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team has the following policies in place prior to an equine 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
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 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

Long Island University IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team assesses equines 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
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time

Following arrival at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily


Our Equine Retirement Policy


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Long Island University IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team 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 remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    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


More About Us


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Long Island University IHSA/NCAA Varsity Team
720 Northern Blvd.
Greenvale NY 11548
516-626-9714
Last Updated 2018-07-05

**Subordinate of Intercollegiate Horse Show Association

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The IHSA promotes competition for riders of all skill levels, who compete individually and as teams at regional, zone, and national levels. The association was founded on the principle that any college student should be able to participate in horse shows regardless of his or her financial status or riding level. Emphasis is on learning, sportsmanship, and fun. Competition plays a role but the students's enthusiasm and team spirit are the major factors. The objective of IHSA competition is to offer the opportunity to riders in their first years of riding as well as to students with show experience. Eliminating the expense of shipping or even owning horses puts IHSA competitions within reach of many who would otherwise miss the equestrian experience.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Sport & Recreation

Our organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.



EIN: 11-3476338
Founded: 1967

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