Maryland Horse Council Foundation

METS' Mission: To provide Maryland horse owners with resources and assistance to make responsible decisions for their horses in need of transition.

aka Maryland Equine Transition Service   |   Hanover, MD   |  https://ste0521.mhcf.asapsites.net

Mission

METS' Mission: To provide Maryland horse owners with resources and assistance to make responsible decisions for their horses in need of transition.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Erica Lancaster

Main address

2657 Annapolis Rd #114

Hanover, MD 21076 USA

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EIN

84-2625305

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Our programs

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Maryland Equine Transition Service

The Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS) is a statewide equine safety net initiative of the Maryland Horse Council Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, that provides safe alternatives for horses in need of transition by helping owners identify and select the best transition options for their horses.

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Our results

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

Number of clients for whom the transition plan is fully implemented (including receipt of all services as planned)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Maryland Equine Transition Service

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

METS total transitions

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

The Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS) is a statewide equine safety net initiative of the Maryland Horse Council Foundation (MHCF) that provides safe alternatives for horses needing homes by helping owners identify and select the best transition options for their horses. METS is a mobile service that provides individualized services for horses in need of transition. Services include, but are not limited to, equine assessment, marketing assistance, end-of-life support, and facilitation of horses to new homes. METS is truly the first of its kind, developed and supported by the equine industry to ensure that safe alternatives for horses needing transition are available and accessible to all owners.

METS achieves its goals by performing onsite assessments of equines in need of transition, providing a comprehensive behavioral, health, and soundness assessment, as well as obtaining high-quality photographs and video. If a horse’s owner decides to rehome the horse, the horse is listed on the METS website, social media, and myrighthorse.org. Upon receiving inquiries, interested transition homes undergo a robust application process that is performed by METS staff; then, the inquirer’s information is passed along to the horse’s original owner.
In certain situations, humane euthanasia may be the best and most reasonable option. METS staff are prepared to assist owners with making and carrying out the decision to euthanize their horse. This is often an extremely difficult and emotional decision for owners, and METS is always prepared to offer emotional support to help the owner find peace of mind.
To continue METS’s upstream momentum, our goal is to continue developing educational programs that will communicate the METS message to the Maryland horse community. Communicating that message and programs through private equine industries, aftercare programs, and the rescue community will build out the network of potential new owners and expand the donor base for financial support. By communicating the resources METS offers to others in the equine community, METS will be exposed to more private owners who may find themselves in need of assistance. Private owners make up the majority of those seeking METS assistance, and we plan to invest in more targeted marketing on social media and other more traditional news outlets to reach that demographic.
METS hopes to further collaborate with partners within and outside the state’s boundaries. By working together with partners across the region, and perhaps nation, a safe, humane, and honest outcome can be realized for equines in transition.

How we listen

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Maryland Horse Council Foundation

Board of directors
as of 10/04/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Erica Lancaster

Erica Lancaster

Neil Agate

Dr. Peter Radue

Elizabeth Tate

Jane Siegler

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 ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/1/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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Female

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 06/01/2021

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Data
  • 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 have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.