Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center Inc

"With Horses, Making Forward Strides"

aka Shepard Meadows Equestrian Center   |   BRISTOL, CT   |  http://www.shepardmeadows.org

Mission

To support the growth and well-being of all individuals, including those with special needs, by providing Equine AssistedServices (EAS) in a safe, caring and professional environment.

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Dr. Shelly Whitlock-Pope

Main address

733 HILL ST

BRISTOL, CT 06010 USA

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EIN

32-0155596

NTEE code info

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

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

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization is committed to providing caring and professional Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to all individuals. Our programs take place at our beautiful and tranquil 200 year old farm. This unique environment on a hilltop overlooking the city provides the setting for individuals to work with our therapeutic horses. Individuals with physical, developmental and/or emotional special needs find a supportive outlet for growth.

Our programs

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

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Provide weekly horseback riding lessons.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International Premier Accredited Center 2022

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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To provide a high quality, safe, compassionate and professional alternative to traditional therapeutic settings.

Our strategies include a professional staff, well-trained and happy horses, a safe environment and community education.

We have the facility, staff and horses to carry out our mission. We have a board of directors who are enthusiastic and supportive, and a business plan to bring us forward.

We have a newly formed Board of Directors and restructuring of staff to move us forward. We will begin a new capital campaign to complete work on our covered arena as well as a new barn with stalls, aisles and a classroom.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/09/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

David Desmarais

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2022

Lawrence Gonzalez

Vice President of the Board

Daniel Zakin

Board Secretary

Brett Kroh

Treasurer

Elizabeth Lefrancois

Member

Jon Rondeau

Member

Pearl O'Rourke

Member

Kim Lebron

Member

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? 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

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