VICTORIA ACRES EQUINE FACILITY INC

"Changing lives one individual at a time"

Altamont, NY   |  www.VictoriaAcresEquineFacility.org

Mission

The mission of Victoria Acres Equine Facility, Inc. is to empower children and adults with or without physical, developmental and mental health challenges through the use of Equine Assisted Activities. VAEF provides programs that offer a complex and exciting means of therapy, which produces tangible physical, psychological, cognitive, social and educational benefits to our clients.

Ruling year info

2014

Founder/Executive Director

Erin K Pashley

Main address

3771A Western Turnpike

Altamont, NY 12009 USA

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EIN

46-4905871

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation (E86)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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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?

Horse Sense Program

Equestrian therapy requires the participants to address issues such as communication, trust, honesty, accountability, responsibility, patients, relationships, self-respect, respect for others, self-confidence, anger and social skills. Our unique Horse Sense Program offers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities a program that teaches them: general horse care, horse safety, respect and responsibility of working with and around horses; natural horsemanship, western or English riding, and barn and stable maintenance. Horses are large and can be very intimidating. Interacting with a horse challenges issues of fear and aids in increasing self-confidence. Horses are non-judgmental and teach empathy and patience. Each program is designed to meet the needs of each participant.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Horses4Heroes’ - Back in the Saddle is a Life Skills workshop. The main goal of equine facilitated work is to teach life skills through guided horse interaction. These skills include: Connection, Trust, Self Confidence, Communication, Energy, Respect, Motivation, and Problem Solving.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Adults

Therapeutic riding uses equine-assisted activities for the purpose of contributing positively to cognitive, physical, emotional and social wellbeing of people with disabilities. A disability does not have to limit a person from riding horses. Experiencing the motion of a horse can be very therapeutic because horseback riding rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

Victoria Acres offers a variety of English and Western riding lessons. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

Where we work

Accreditations

Great Nonprofits 2019

EQUUS Guardian Award 2019

Affiliations & memberships

PATH Intl. Member Center 2014

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 shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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VICTORIA ACRES EQUINE FACILITY INC

Board of directors
as of 4/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Martha Mallon

Martha Mallon

Lisa Brainard

Amy Lochner

Dan Petrivelli

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? Not applicable
  • 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 04/28/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Disability

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