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RED ARENA

Empowerment through horses!

aka RED Arena, Inc   |   Dripping Spgs, TX   |  www.REDarena.org

Mission

To empower individuals with disabilities through horses.

Notes from the nonprofit

We are so grateful for the support of our community that allows us to spend our days out on horse trails with these awesome kids and adults who teach us something new every day. We invite you to learn more about us and help us with our mission of empowerment through horses.

Ruling year info

2010

Physical Therapist, Founder, CEO

Mrs. Jennifer Young, PT

Main address

1601 Bell Springs Rd

Dripping Spgs, TX 78620 USA

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EIN

26-4026721

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly) (J30)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

There is a tremendous need for high quality equine therapeutic services for people with disabilities across the United States.

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?

Equine Assisted Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy

Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy sessions provided by licensed Therapists with advanced training in incorporating equine movement as a treatment strategy for individuals with disabilities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Individual horseback riding lessons for individuals with disabilities with Certified PATH Instructors.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

RED Arena Round-Up is an inclusive horse show in which riders of all ability levels compete in fun playday events on horseback. It is a free community event with games and prized, petting zoo and mini horses. Donations for the BBQ, raffles and silent auction benefit the programs and scholarships for RED Arena participants.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

An inclusive, meaning children with or without disabilities participate together in horse camp to ride horses, learn about horses and horse care, and enjoy arts and crafts together. The focus is on social skills and acceptance of all ability levels.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program offers individualised training in horse care and barn management. With a focus on developing social skill sets that can translate to any employment opportunity.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

Reading program to build confidence by reading to horses.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

The Dripping Springs location has expand the Job Training program for adults with disabilities to offer more intensive functional opportunities for creation, social skills, self care, fitness and retail shop experience. The program runs 4 hours daily with options for one to four days per week.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

AHA, Inc - American Hippotherapy Association

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International

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 clients served

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

Children and youth, Adults, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 decline due to 2 month closure while we secured cleaning supplies. 2021 decline due to capacity limits with covid restrictions.

Number of health outcomes improved

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

Adults, Children and youth, People with disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All participants have 2-5 individualized goals to track progress in the specific programs. The number of individuals who met 90% of their individualized goals over the course of the fiscal year.

Number of participants who gain employment

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

Adults, People with intellectual disabilities, People with physical disabilities

Related Program

Job Training

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

This is the number of young adults with disabilities who transition to paid employment after completing our program. 2020-21 decline due to covid limitations.

Number of clients reporting increased knowledge after educational programs

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

Children and youth, People with learning disabilities

Related Program

REDy to Read

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Did not resumed reading program in 2022 due to staffing limitations. Number of reading participants who improved at least one reading level. Reading Program on hold during shutdown.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We provide the highest quality therapies and services to individuals with disabilities through the use of horses. We are currently expanding our facilities at both our locations to meet the demand in our area. Once our expansion is complete we plan to take our successful business model and infrastructure to struggling therapeutic riding programs across the country. Our goal is to make more high quality equine therapy and therapeutic riding programs viable and sustainable to serve a greater number of individuals with disabilities nationally.

Our strategic plan outlines the details of our vision. The global overview identifies the four areas of expertise that are the key to a successful program: equine, medical, business and nonprofit.

We have shown consistent annual growth in revenue and individuals served since being founded in 2008. We have a strong and active board of directors, a passionate CEO, highly qualified and dedicated staff and the support of over 300 volunteer annually. We are poised for successful expansion that will create even more opportunities for new programs. These will generate new revenue streams and expand our job training and adult day programs. Our strong support base, passion and commitment to serving all those in need is the strongest asset to meeting our goals.

Our greatest accomplishment is annually growing the individuals we serve with fiscally responsible practices and without sacrifice to quality. In 2018 we opened our second location. In 2020 we continued to serve our participants and started the expansion of our first location. By 2024 we will implement our vision of helping other centers.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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RED ARENA

Board of directors
as of 03/28/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Caroline Juszczak

Caroline Juszczak

President

Marie Lowman

Vice-President

Brain Strickland

Treasurer

Pamela Fricke

Secretary

Jolynn Joyce, DVM

Joe Allison

Catherine Schnurr

Michelle McCool-Calaway

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? 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 3/28/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/28/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.