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Hidden Creek Equestrian IEA Team
Kunkletown, PA

Seeking small horse for beginner dressage lessons and IEA Dressage Team



We are seeking a Horse that meets the following criteria:
Age Range:
Aged 10-14  Aged 15-20  

Gender:
Geldings  Mares  

Size Preference:
Small Horse (14.3 to 15.3h)

Temperament:
We are looking for a very calm, confident horse - the type who can give confidence to a nervous rider. We would like a horse that enjoys being fussed over by their riders. Definitely looking for more whoa than go!

Activities that the equine will be expected to perform:
    English Walk/Trot/Canter
    Being lunged with a rider
    Other (Please describe)

Other Activities:
If the horse we find is able to jump, then some light jumping will also be included; however, if the horse we find is unable to jump, that is perfectly fine and the horse will just do dressage.

Current/former experience/training which could make the equine suitable for your program:
    Dressage
    English Pleasure
    Eventing
    Hunter
    Hunter Seat Equitation
    Jumping
    Parade Horse
    Trail Riding
    Western Dressage
    Western Pleasure
    Western Seat Equitation

Other Experience/Training:
Any previous experience going to shows or to other barns would help the horse be more confident for our riders.

The organization has the following policies about horses who are sound and healthy but have the following chronic conditions that require medication:
Lyme Disease: Accept subject to severity of condition
Cushing's Disease: Accept subject to severity of condition
Thyroid Disease: Accept subject to severity of condition
Navicular Disease: Not Accept
Inflammation: Accept subject to severity of condition


Location: The equine will be located at Hidden Creek Equestrian Center, 315 Mountain View Drive, Kunkletown, PA 18058


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More about where will the equine be located?


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Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 20
The organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 1
Pastures: 10  Paddocks/Pens: 0
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0
Indoor Rings: 1

Horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s).
Horses are stalled for 17+ hours per day, on average.
Horse Turn Out Practices:
    Equines are out 4 to 8 hours per day

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility does not have turnout areas


Horses have access to clean drinking water at all times

Hoof care is provided for each horse: Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental care is provided for each horse: Annually and when an issue arises

Each horse is visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility: Every day or 6 days a week




Acquisition, Breeding, Intake & Training Policies


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The organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the equine prior to acceptance and arrival at the organization:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
    A health certificate signed by a veterinarian and dated no more than seven days prior to arrival attesting to the health status of the equine is provided to our organization either prior to or upon arrival of the equine

The organization has the following policies in place prior to an equine being accepted and/or arriving at the facility:
    The owner of a potential equine is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the equine
    The equine is evaluated at its place of residence
    Equines are on trial for up to 30 days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the equine's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason

The organization assesses equines for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time

Following arrival at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    De-worming
    The equine is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
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Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   As needed; no set schedule

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines that are ridden in our care:
    Our organization evaluates at least annually and maintains a written record of the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden


The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Temperature and/or weather conditions


Additional information about intake, assessment & training policies and practices:
We require all horses to have a current negative coggins and to be up to date on all vaccines prior to arriving at our facility. We will de-worm them upon arrival unless we are supplied with records of a recent de-worming, in which case they would be de-wormed with the rest of the barn at the next scheduled date. Horses that come into our barn do have a stall in the same barn as the rest of the horses; however, they are turned out alone but in view of other horses for the first 2 weeks. Training frequency of the horses in our care is based upon each horse's needs.

The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed equines.


Re-homing Policies


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Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    Our organization does NOT re-home an equine to first time equine owners
    The organization does not re-home equines under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our equines and ensures care of the equines for their lifetimes.


The organization requires references from the following:
    Not applicable or no references required.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Not applicable

The organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Equines may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    In the case an equine is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the equine may be euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian
    In the case an equine is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the equine may be euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian


Additional information about rehoming policies and practices:
We have not uploaded a re-homing agreement since all of our horses have a home for life with us at our farm.

Re-homing Agreement not applicable.

Equine Retirement and Euthanasia Policies


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The organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Equines may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    In the case an equine is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the equine may be euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian
    In the case an equine is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the equine may be euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian

The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have an equine euthanized for space
    Our organization may have a healthy equine euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other equines, or people and euthanasia is recommended by a veterinarian
    Our organization may have an equine euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for the organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian



More About Hidden Creek Equestrian IEA Team


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Hidden Creek Equestrian IEA Team
315 Mountain View Drive
Kunkletown PA 18058
570-977-1406
Last Updated 2022-04-12

Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The IEA was organized to promote and improve the quality of equestrian competition and instruction available to middle and secondary school students. Its purpose is to set standards for competition, provide information concerning the creation and development of school-associated equestrian sport programs, and to generally promote the common interest of safe riding instruction, competition, and education on matters related to equestrian competition at the middle and secondary school levels.


Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Sport & Recreation
The organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in the organization's programs.

The organization does not provide community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.



EIN: 20-5381112
Founded: 2002


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