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Asheville Equine Therapy, Inc.

Mission

Asheville Equine Therapy, Inc. 501 (c)(3) is a nonprofit organization and PATH INTL. Member Center that provides equine-assisted services, adaptive riding and horsemanship. We are driven by a single goal: to do our part in enhancing the lives of all in the community, including those with disabilities, special needs, PTSD and trauma through equine-assisted services, adaptive riding and horsemanship. We strive to help build gratifying genuine relationships and make a positive impact with all our pursuits through equines

Ruling year info

2022

Principal Officer

Carrie Melear

Main address

4 Wildwood Acres Rd

Asheville, NC 28806 USA

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EIN

84-2358846

NTEE code info

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

IRS filing requirement

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

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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?

Spring, Summer and Fall Equine-Assisted Services, Adaptive Riding and Horsemanship

Eight week sessions are held each spring, summer and fall for individuals, families and group sessions. Equine-assisted services, adaptive riding and horsemanship are conducted by PATH INTL., EAGALA and/or ARCH Certified Professionals, a licensed mental health professional and/or occupational therapist. Equine-Assisted Services help children and adults overcome mental and physical challenges through the human-equine bond.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy sessions are available all year round and are conducted by a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Equine Specialist (PATH INTL. and/or EAGALA Certified Professionals). In these sessions the natural movement of the equine is used to improve neurological function and sensory processing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Families
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Equine-Assisted Services, Adaptive Riding and Horsemanship for seniors are available all year round and are conducted by PATH INTL. and/or EAGALA Certified Professionals.

Population(s) Served
Older adults
Seniors
Families
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses

Equine-Assisted Services, Adaptive Riding and Horsemanship 8-12 week programs for veterans/first responders and their families are available throughout the year. We aim to combat high suicide rates, substance abuse, PTSD and trauma amongst our local veteran/first responder population through equine-assisted services. This program is conducted by a licensed mental health professional, occupational therapist, an equine specialist and wrangler, all of whom are PATH INTL., EAGALA and/or ARCH certified professionals.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses
Substance abusers

Where we work

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    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

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Asheville Equine Therapy, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/01/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carrie Melear

James Keenan Jr.

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Carrie Melear

Eliada Homes

Carisa Hooks

Cornerstone Horse Therapy

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 2/1/2023

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

Leadership

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/01/2023

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

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  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • 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.