SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS

Harnessing the Healing Power of Horses

aka S.E.   |   Warrington, PA   |  www.specialequestrians.org

Mission

The mission of Special Equestrians is to improve the physical, mental, and emotional well being of individuals with disabilities through the equine experience.

Ruling year info

1982

Executive Director

Janice Witt

Main address

P.O. Box 1001

Warrington, PA 18976 USA

Show more contact info

EIN

23-2196098

NTEE code info

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

This profile needs more info.

If it is your nonprofit, add a problem overview.

Login and update

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?

Therapeutic Riding Programs

Special Equestrians' programs provide specific equine therapeutic services to varied populations. Our PATH International-certified riding instructors teach horsemanship skills including structured stretching, independent riding, and exercises tailored to each student’s specific needs in our Therapeutic Riding program.

Our Hippotherapy program is conducted by occupational and physical therapists who use the horse’s movement in an integrated strategy for developing functional daily life skills.

We partner with local youth shelters and alternative schools to bring our Equine-Assisted Learning program to at-risk youth.

Silver Saddles is geared to people aged 55 and over with age-related disabilities.

Summer Camp for children with disabilities is open to our riders as well as community members under age 18.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Programs for at-risk youth. Run in collaboration with alternative schools and community agencies

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

Where we work

Accreditations

PATH Intl. Premier Center 2022

Affiliations & memberships

PATH International 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of children served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

2020 number reflects Special Equestrians' closure for 5 1/2 months due to the pandemic as well as a tiered re-entry plan. 2021 we built up to 68% capacity and hope to be at 100% by the summer of 2022.

Financials

SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

SPECIAL EQUESTRIANS

Board of directors
as of 04/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Allen Tate

Retired, Merck & Co.

Term: 2020 - 2024

Wade Farrior, Ph.D.

Gwynedd-Mercy College

Kathleen Meyer

Retired Financial Advisor

Susan Tew

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Brian Zamrin

UnitedHealth Group

Kevin Crook

Raymond James & Associates, Inc.

Diane Ellis-Marseglia

Bucks County Commissioner

Susan Eckert

PARX Casino

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/22/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability