HOOFBEATS THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER INC

"Horses Helping People"

Lexington, VA   |  www.hoof-beats.com

Mission

Horses Helping People.  Our therapy herd helps people physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Ruling year info

1994

Director

Carol Branscome

Main address

PO Box 979

Lexington, VA 24450 USA

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EIN

54-1699898

NTEE code info

Special Olympics (N72)

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

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

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Special Olympics

Hoofbeats has been active with Special Olympics of Virginia since 1998.  This event is held annually in the fall.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Hoofbeats is known for its unique contribution to the field of therapeutic riding with its use of the drill team.  This form of riding is often called the "ballet of the horse."  It is based on the movements of dressage and first appeared as entertainment for royal courts.  Hoofbeats presented this approach nationally at the 2002 NARHA conference, and has since seen the use of drill team riding expand nationwide.  Drill Team riding promotes teamwork and camaraderie while it develops correct use of aids, accuracy of movements, spacing, sequencing, and planning ahead.

Hoofbeats has three levels of drill:  The younger crowd is called the "Drill Bits," the older crew is known as "The Cronies on Ponies," and the most serious invitational team that does demonstrations and competitions is called the "Little Hoofer Drill Team."  There is something for everyone at every level in Drill Team.

Our teams also are invited to perform as flag bearers for other equestrian events.  It is an entertaining way to connect with the community whether or not they have knowledge about horses. It is also a great way to showcase what disabled riders are capable of doing!

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Hoofbeats offers three eight-week riding sessions in spring, summer, and fall. Lessons are dressage-based recreational instruction that is goal oriented toward a capstone "dinner theater" event at the conclusion of each session. At dinner theater, riders demonstrate their new skills to family and friends in a positive yet challenging atmosphere. During the sessions, riders also may join Hoofbeats drill teams in demonstrations, flag drills, or horse shows. In addition, riders compete in Special Olympics of Virginia competitions each fall.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

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Accreditations

PATH (formerly, North American Riding for the Handicapped Assn.) - Accreditation 2000

Affiliations & memberships

PATH (formerly, North American Riding for the Handicapped Assn.) 1994

Financials

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HOOFBEATS THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 3/8/2021
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Board chair

Katie McNeil

Tenney Mudge

Ellen Pennine

Nancy Schuster

Megan Hess

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 ? 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? 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? No