PAL-O-MINE EQUESTRIAN INC

See What A Horse Can Do For You

Islandia, NY   |  www.pal-o-mine.org

Mission

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian is a 501c3 organization dedicated to improving the lives of children & adults with special needs. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing.  Our population includes children and adults with disabilities, those who have been abused or neglected, the military and the economically compromised.

Ruling year info

1996

Founder & CEO

Lisa A. Gatti

Main address

829 Old Nichols Road

Islandia, NY 11749 USA

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EIN

11-3302338

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Pal-O-Mine Equestrian began in 1995 as a therapeutic horseback riding program for individuals with disabilities and other vulnerable populations. Our mission has been, and continues to be, to provide a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing. Our populations include children and adults with disabilities, those who have been abused or neglected, the military and the impoverished. Our programs aim to meet the wide needs of these individuals by providing growth, healing and learning through experiential and hands-on equine services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adaptive Riding and Unmounted Horsemanship

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian provides quality adaptive horseback riding to individuals with disabilities. Adaptive horseback riding provides unique benefits to our students. The goals for each lesson are tailored to make improvements in the most needed areas of the rider’s life. Adaptive riding sessions are exceptional for improving fine and gross motor skills, balance, coordination, sensorimotor skills, language, and social skills. In addition, each one of our riding instructors excels in their field and continues with training and certification throughout their careers.Pal-O-Mine’s Adaptive Riding and Unmounted programs currently work with various students with cognitive, physical, emotional, and multiple disabilities. The students at Pal-O-Mine are all ages, starting at 5 years old and continuing well into their 60’s. Our riding instructors have experience with the following diagnoses:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
At risk youth
Sensory Processing Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Neurological Disorders
Cerebral Palsy
Traumatic Brain Injury
Multiple Sclerosis
Down Syndrome
Spina Bifida
Genetic Disorders
Emotional Disturbances

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
At-risk youth

Our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program follows the prescribed model designed by EAGALA, Inc., the leading international EAP training and certifying organization.
All Pal-O-Mine staff/personnel participate in ongoing training and experiential workshops to further their education and skills to better serve our clients.
Pal-O-Mine offers individual, family and group therapy. Groups focus on the following issues: grief, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, substance abuse, addiction and codependency. At-risk youth, women’s empowerment and the military are among these groups, as well. EAP affords clients the opportunity to gain knowledge about their behaviors while providing them with an emotionally safe environment for them to develop positive alternatives. The benefits to the client include increased self-esteem, improved communication skills, assertiveness, creative thinking, problem solving, development of coping skills and taking responsibilities for themselves.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Adults

In Motion Therapy, located at Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, provides Occupational and Speech and Language Therapy incorporating hippotherapy as well as many new treatment tools and strategies into treatment.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
People with intellectual disabilities

This grant driven program provides a practical work place experience for individuals with disabilities and at-risk youth.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
At-risk youth

Pal-O-Mine’s Equine Assisted Learning programs incorporate horses experientially for educational, emotional, growth and learning. EAL uses unique approaches to create positive and constructive learning experiences for children and adolescents who are at risk of failing in the traditional academic setting. EAL sessions incorporate guided and safe horse interactions, positive interaction between students, animals and adults, as well as the incorporation of grade-level appropriate reading, writing, art and math skills. These approaches, combined with a varied and very specialized teaching staff helps to reengage the typically disengaged or defiant student and recreate a positive learning experience that carries over into the students’ traditional classroom experiences.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Volunteers are the backbone of Pal-O-Mine. Our mission would not be fulfilled if not for the dedication of our volunteer force. Our work would not be possible without the efforts of our dynamic and unique team where there is one goal…to facilitate growth, learning and healing through the use of our equine partners in an emotionally and physically safe environment.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Students

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member 2011

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Pal-O-Mine sets the standard of profession excellence in operating a multi-faceted equine therapy center to improve the life and mental health of individuals with disabilities.

From our strategic plan, Pal-O-Mine has the following organizational goals and strategies to achieve the goals:
Impact - Fostering independence in the lives of individuals with disabilities and those with challenges.
Ethics - Maintain the highest ethical standards and professionalism.
Innovation - Support innovation while remaining committed to safety and confidentiality.
Integrity - Ensure financial and professional integrity.
Culture - Promote a culture of collaboration through partnerships and alignment of missions with other educational institutions and not for profits.

In order to achieve our goals Pal-O-Mine is continuous in our effort to develop financial stability, fully develop and staff our organization, develop full intern programs in all areas, solicit additional school districts to support 2 EAL curriculums daily, and to recruit and retain volunteers in order to improve our volunteer program.

Pal-O-Mine will continue to reach these goals through the following accomplishments and capabilities, including: the professionalism and expertise of our staff and volunteers; the agricultural designation, and ownership of our property, affords us flexibility with adapting to the needs of our students and clients; we are recognized for our outstanding reputation for program breadth and innovation locally and nationally; the multiple programs we facilitate reaches the needs of a variety of client populations; our mission focused work and passion for excellence is met with our values to uphold our own high standards for training, safety and program delivery.

For 25 years, Pal-O-Mine has remained close and true to its mission therefore allowing long term collaboration with other community based organizations in order to provide comprehensive equine services to as many children and adults in need as possible. One of our greatest leadership strengths is the network of partnerships we have forged with other agencies. Pal-O-Mine has relationships with the following organizations: Education Assistance Corporation; Pedersen Krag; Sunshine prevention Center; Office of Children and Family services; Nassau BOCES; Cleary School for the Deaf; Suffolk County Coalition for domestic violence; Developmental Disabilities institute; Association of the Help of Retarded Children.
Our greatest overall strength is our diversity in our delivery team. Our delivery team, comprised of licensed social workers and mental health professionals, behaviorists, autism specialists, social work interns, and direct support staff who are well trained in crisis intervention, are a crucial component in our ability to achieve out goals. All team members are also SCIP-R certified, CPI and TCI certified as well and have their certifications in CPR and first aid. Some of our team members are also bi-lingual and can provide services to Spanish speaking individuals and their support systems whenever needed. In addition, we also have our team of well trained equine partners and farm animals to assist in providing relief to individuals in crisis by providing sensory integration services, coping skills, and self-soothing skills. The aspect of our team is certainly like no other.

Pal-O-Mine offers a comprehensive and safe multifaceted program with a stellar community reputation. Over the years, Pal-O-Mine has accomplished ownership of it's 13-acres of New York State Agriculturally Designated land. Pal-O-Mine’s long-term plan to sustain our programs involves the embarkment on a $3 million dollar Capital Campaign which will allow us to continue our mission and adapt our properties with state of the art facilities to meet the needs of our students for years to come. In addition to this, the programs we provide are able to form, shift and expand to meet the needs of our students, clients and the community without diverging from our mission.

Financials

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PAL-O-MINE EQUESTRIAN INC

Board of directors
as of 5/3/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Blair Griesmeyer

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian

Term: 2019 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Howard Rachlin

Private Practice Attorney

Term: 2019 - 2022

Nancy Engelhardt

Consultant

Blair Griesmeyer

Larsen Home Improvement

Steven Issacs

Issacs & Koehler Law Firm

Charles Massimo

CJM Fiscal Management

Patti Posillico

Posillico Inc.

Howard Rachlin

Private Practice Attorney

Bob Bigler

Retired, CFO Estee Lauder

Ellen Lear

Philanthropist

William Gatti

Retired Sr. VP, Bookspan

Nancy Mazzola

Philanthropist

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/29/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

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Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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