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Camp Volunteer Training
May
11
9:30 AM09:30

Camp Volunteer Training

REQUIRED IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING AT CAMP!

Mane Stream Volunteers who have previously attended a general orientation and training will need to also register and attend a camp training which will cover agency policies, child & adolescent development, cultural competency, CPR & First Aid, recognition & reporting of child abuse and neglect, infectious disease control, interpersonal communication and effective listening, limit-setting and boundaries, conflict resolution, impulse control and anger management, to ensure a positive and safe experience for volunteers and campers alike.

Tell us you want to become a camp volunteer:  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org as soon as possible. You will be added to the camp training session schedule if there are spots remaining. Your spot will be confirmed via email, or you will be notified if the training session you chose has been filled.

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Orientation & Training
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Orientation & Training

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.    Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page. Then bring the quiz and the Central Registry Consent Form (mandatory for 18 yrs and older) with you to the Volunteer Orientation.

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Camp Volunteer Training
May
30
6:30 PM18:30

Camp Volunteer Training

REQUIRED IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING AT CAMP!

Mane Stream Volunteers who have previously attended a general orientation and training will need to also register and attend a camp training which will cover agency policies, child & adolescent development, cultural competency, CPR & First Aid, recognition & reporting of child abuse and neglect, infectious disease control, interpersonal communication and effective listening, limit-setting and boundaries, conflict resolution, impulse control and anger management, to ensure a positive and safe experience for volunteers and campers alike.

Tell us you want to become a camp volunteer:  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org as soon as possible. You will be added to the camp training session schedule if there are spots remaining. Your spot will be confirmed via email, or you will be notified if the training session you chose has been filled.

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May
30
7:30 PM19:30

EQUINE BEHAVIOR

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(A VOLUNTEER CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP)

Learn the basics of equine behavior!

What does it mean when a horse pins their ears back? How do you know if a horse is about to spook? Why do horses swing their tails? This is your time to ask ALL your questions so that you can keep our clients and horses safe.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to save your space. volunteer@manestreamnj.org

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Orientation & Training
Jun
1
3:00 PM15:00

Orientation & Training

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.    Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page. Then bring the quiz and the Central Registry Consent Form (mandatory for 18 yrs and older) with you to the Volunteer Orientation.

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Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

EQUINE MOVEMENT EXPERIENCE

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(A VOLUNTEER CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP)

Experience equine movement firsthand and understand why the treatment strategy of hippotherapy can be beneficial to our client. This CEU will allow up to 4 volunteers experience equine movement first hand, understand the different types of movement that our horses give, and why this treatment strategy is integrated into our client's plans of care. Sign up for this class size is on first come/first serve basis and does have a weight limit of 200 lbs.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to save your space. volunteer@manestreamnj.org

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Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Boots on the Boardwalk

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Break out your best pair of boots to stroll along the boardwalk on June 8th at Red Tail Farm. 

Still the same great fun
with a little shore flare!

Sponsorships: All sponsorships include corporate recognition (name/logo) in eCurrent newsletter, email invitation (to over 1,500 constituents across Central NJ and NYC), event press releases, on the Boots on the Boardwalk event webpage and in our annual report. Sponsor name prominently featured during the event, social media exposure, and a link to your website on the event webpage. Signature Sponsors receive additional benefits befitting this level. Reserve Your Seats Now!

Tickets: Tickets are $125 each without reserved seating but still tons of fun. Grab them while they last!

Auction Items: Have a great vacation rental, experience or spa package you would be willing to donate? We are looking for awesome items that keep the crowds coming back year after year? Donate Now!

Event Coordinator: 
Jen Dermody
jen@manestreamnj.org 
908-439-9636 x207

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AHA Level II Treatment Principles
Jun
13
to Jun 16

AHA Level II Treatment Principles

This American Hippotherapy Association course is designed for licensed PT’’s, OTs, SLPs, PTAs, OTAs, and SLPA’s and it is strongly recommended that therapists complete 30 hours incorporating hippotherapy as a treatment tool/strategy prior to taking Level II to most effectively benefit from the treatment sessions conducted during the course. Attending therapists must attend all four days of the course to receive a certificate of attendance.

This curriculum is the follow up to AHA, Inc. Treatment Principles – Level I, with an emphasis on atient treatment and more advanced equine knowledge necessary for hippotherapy as an equine discipline.

Lecture, discussion, collaborative work and actual patient treatment occur over 4 days. Subjects include: recognizing desirable conformation, soundness, and movement qualities of the therapy horse; training, conditioning and monitoring of the therapy horse; understanding optimization of the therapy horse for a patient treatment; and safety principles for the therapy horse and environment. The therapist will learn to identify and convey to the horse handler the necessary skills required to produce quality movement when leading, lunging or long lining the hippotherapy horse in patient treatment and understand the need to educate and train staff and/or volunteers who will be working with the therapy horse. Understanding the requirements to maintain a safe, effective and successful clinic program

To enroll in this class please visit:https://americanhippotherapyassociation.org/upcoming-events/

*You can only be enrolled in this course through the AHA website or by contacting the office.

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Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

LONG LINING FOR THERAPY

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(A VOLUNTEER CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP)

What is long lining? Why do we do it? What are the advantages & limitations?

This is a great opportunity for volunteers who would like to learn more about long lining AND for the current longliners to brush up on their skills! This is a classroom based experience with a long-lining demonstration.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to save your space. volunteer@manestreamnj.org

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Orientation & Training
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Orientation & Training

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.    Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page. Then bring the quiz and the Central Registry Consent Form (mandatory for 18 yrs and older) with you to the Volunteer Orientation.

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Orientation & Training
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Orientation & Training

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.    Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page. Then bring the quiz and the Central Registry Consent Form (mandatory for 18 yrs and older) with you to the Volunteer Orientation.

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AHA Course: The Sensory Connection
Oct
19
to Oct 20

AHA Course: The Sensory Connection

This two-day course applies sensory integration theory, reviews neuroanatomy, and covers horse selection and use of the environment to address sensory processing challenges.

Through interactive discussions, attendees will gain an understanding of treatment for children with sensory processing challenges using equine movement and in the equine assisted therapy environment. Video of children with sensory processing challenges and behavioral expectations that are affected by the child’s sensory processing difficulties will be discussed. Attendees will be provided an opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and clinical reasoning as part of the course to ensure learning is carried over to the therapists' home practice.

Course Objectives:

• Describe how the horses’ movement affects the sensory systems

• Describe appropriate populations for sensory based applications of equine movement

• Utilize clinical reasoning for developing treatment plans for patients with sensory processing disorders/sensory challenges including the use of the horse and environment

• Utilize strategies and techniques to achieve effective treatment using equine movement for the patient with SPD

• Describe current terminology and sensory based theory and treatment strategies

Intended Audience: This course is intended for Occupational Therapists, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants and Speech Language Pathology Professionals who are incorporating hippotherapy/equine movement into their practice.

Register Online

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Orientation & Training
Apr
16
6:30 PM18:30

Orientation & Training

Waiting list only, though the first 1-3 people usually have the opportunity to join this training session.

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.    Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page. Then bring the quiz and the Central Registry Consent Form (mandatory for 18 yrs and older) with you to the Volunteer Orientation.

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Spring Open House
Apr
7
10:00 AM10:00

Spring Open House

YOUR PASSPORT TO FUN! LEARN ABOUT ALL OUR PROGRAMS

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Mane Stream invites you to visit and see first hand how adaptive riding, therapy services, and Summer Camp can improve the quality of life for children with cognitive, developmental, emotional, medical, or physical challenges.

Kids will receive a Mane Stream passport to take from station to station while they learn about all the fun activities available at Mane Stream. Fill up the whole passport and you will receive a prize. Games and crafts will keep the kids busy while you ask questions about our equine assisted programs, including Adaptive Riding.

All who attend will tour our facility, see our in-house therapy clinic, take a peek in the barn and pet a four legged friend or two!

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Anyone interested in finding more out about our Summer Day Camp should come to talk directly with the Camp Director, Holland Kochanski. There will be a variety of games and crafts to help keep the kids busy while you discuss all the details.

Take some time to learn more about our exciting programs...Equine Related Services, OPERATION: Take the Reins for Veterans and Horses for Healing for those impacted by cancer.

If you know someone who might benefit from one of the many programs Mane Stream offers, be sure to let them know about our Open House and encourage them to swing on by!

If you have any questions please contact us at 908.439.9636

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Spring Tack Sale
Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

Spring Tack Sale

ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR TACK, BLANKETS, RIDING APPAREL, HORSE CARE ITEMS AND ANYTHING ELSE HORSE RELATED?

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LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE
MANE STREAM SPRING TACK SALE!

In the meantime...DONATE YOUR TACK - IT REALLY DOES GIVE BACK! 

Drop off new or used bridles, saddles, blankets, tack boxes as well as out grown boots, breeches, jackets, and any horse related models or knic- knacks.

Feel good about supporting the Mane Stream mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, therapy services and educational initiatives. 

All donations may be dropped off or call to schedule for a pick-up.

For more information, contact Holland at
908-439-9636 or holland@manestreamnj.org

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Apr
2
6:00 PM18:00

Tack: Adaptive vs. Therapy

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(A VOLUNTEER CONTINUING EDUCATION WORKSHOP)

What’s different between therapy & adaptive tack?

Master putting on nosebands and stirrups (tape to tail, bump to belly?!). Learn without the stress of a deadline so that you are comfortable when you show up for your volunteer time slot. Ask ALL your questions and then TACK LIKE A PRO!

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to save your space. volunteer@manestreamnj.org

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Orientation & Training
Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Orientation & Training

This Orientation & Training is full but you can sign up to be on the waiting list.

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.    Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page. Then bring the quiz and the Central Registry Consent Form (mandatory for 18 yrs and older) with you to the Volunteer Orientation.


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Orientation & Training
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Orientation & Training

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.    Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page. Then bring the quiz and the Central Registry Consent Form (mandatory for 18 yrs and older) with you to the Volunteer Orientation.


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Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

Grooming 2.0

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(A Volunteer Continuing Education Workshop)

You’ve been through orientation and training but...you want more time to brush up your skills!

What do you use first, the curry comb or the shedding blade? Learn without the stress of a deadline so that you are comfortable when you show up for your volunteer time slot.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to save your space. volunteer@manestreamnj.org

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Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Equine Anatomy & Conformation

This event was re-scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 5th

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(A Volunteer Continuing Education Workshop)

You know where the head and tail are, now learn about everything in between!

What a stifle? Where is it located? Why does a horse need one? This interactive workshop will give you the insight on why we transfer clients the way we do using the lift and so much more.

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator to save your space. volunteer@manestreamnj.org

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Orientation & Training
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Orientation & Training

Currently Full - Waiting List Spaces Only

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.    Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page. Then bring the quiz and the Central Registry Consent Form (mandatory for 18 yrs and older) with you to the Volunteer Orientation.


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Dec
18
5:00 PM17:00

Holiday Open House - Let's Celebrate!!

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Come take pictures with your favorite Mane Stream horse and give them a sweet treat or two (candy canes, carrots or apples)!

Bring a dessert/snack or just yourself! (warm beverages & snacks provided)

Whether you stay for 5 minutes or stay the whole time, we hope you’ll stop by and celebrate with us!

If you would like bring a snack to share please contact Rebecca Jablonski (volunteer@manestreamnj.org) so that we can plan appropriately. THANKS!

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Fall Tack Sale
Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

Fall Tack Sale

ARE YOU IN THE MARKET FOR TACK, BLANKETS,
RIDING APPAREL, HORSE CARE ITEMS AND
ANYTHING ELSE HORSE RELATED?

LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE
MANE STREAM FALL TACK SALE!

In the meantime...DONATE YOUR TACK - IT REALLY DOES GIVE BACK! 

Drop off new or used bridles, saddles, blankets, tack boxes as well as out grown boots, breeches, jackets, and any horse related models or knic- knacks.

Feel good about supporting the Mane Stream mission to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, therapy services and educational initiatives. 

All donations may be dropped off or call to schedule for a pick-up.

For more information, contact Holland at
908-439-9636 or holland@manestreamnj.org

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Oct
16
6:30 PM18:30

EQUINE MOVEMENT

VOLUNTEER CONTINUING EDUCATION

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Everyone is welcome to come listen, learn and watch as 4 Mane Stream volunteers (who RSVPd first) get up on our therapy pony Minnie to see how equine movement works and how it is used in a therapy session. You’ll also learn about the different movement our therapy ponies provide!

REGISTER NOW

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Fire & Ice - EQUUS GALA
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Fire & Ice - EQUUS GALA

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SOLD OUT!!
But you can bid on auction items from the comfort of your sofa!

More than the typical...
Join us for an experience that you won't forget!
...take a torch to tradition!

Did You Miss Out on a Ticket?

You can still support Mane Stream by bidding (from the comfort of YOUR sofa) on some pretty scorching auction items.
We’ve got something for everyone…vacation locations, sporting events, spa experiences and more. Take a look at the growing list!

Cabo Vacation w/Staff

Cabo Vacation w/Staff

Ski Brekenridge 4-7 Days

Ski Brekenridge 4-7 Days

Gold Club Suite w/Parking

Gold Club Suite w/Parking

OR
Please consider making a donation in support of our equine related activities!

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Alanna's Journey: Starting All Over - Again
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Alanna's Journey: Starting All Over - Again

Currently ranked 7th in the world, para-equestrian, Alanna Flax-Clark of Flemington, NJ is shown riding El Paso (aka Taco).

Currently ranked 7th in the world, para-equestrian, Alanna Flax-Clark of Flemington, NJ is shown riding El Paso (aka Taco).

Para-Equestrian shares her story

Oldwick /Tewksbury – After competing internationally for less than two years, Alanna Flax-Clark is currently ranked 7th in the world for her classification in para-dressage. She is training for the Paralympics in 2020 with her Dutch Riding Pony, El Paso at Sara Schmitt Dressage located in Oldwick. After years of illness, hospital stays and surgeries she found horses when she needed them most and will share her journey on Thursday, October 4th at 7PM.  

All are welcome to the Mane Stream farm to hear first-hand how horses gave Alanna back her life and independence. Don’t miss out on Alanna’s motivational story of determination.

Please RSVP letting us know you would like hear Alanna’s motivational story.

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Mane Stream Horse Show
Sep
23
10:00 AM10:00

Mane Stream Horse Show

Calling ALL Riders...It's time to show your stuff...and have FUN!!

Entry Fee minimum $50/rider, which includes 2 classes to be judged by a guest judge with Instructors creating class and horse assignments ($60 entry fee after September 30th). All riders are encouraged to raise additional funds to support Mane Stream. 

ATTENTION CAMPERS!!
All Campers who will not be riding in the Fall Session
are encouraged to register for the CAMP CLASS!!
 

Check out the Horse Show Galleries

Prizes awarded for riders who raise the most money, over and above the entry fee, for Mane Stream in the following categories: Riders 4yrs-21yrs & Riders 22yrs and over. While Champion & Reserve ribbons for adult and child for morning and afternoon divisions will be awarded. 

Top Honors will be given for...
Abby Clay Rutgers Memorial Award (High Point Independent Rider)
and
Gracie Memorial Award (High Point Junior Rider under 21) 

Rider registration form must be returned to Mane Stream by September 15th (late fee entry is $60).  Rider Registration & Donation Forms. Entry fee can be paid the day of the show.

Event Sponsors are still needed to ensure this event is a success.
Please consider one of the 8 different sponsorship levels available! We are also looking for gifts-in-kind for items like food & drinks or items which can be used for prizes like gift cards, movie tickets, candy, etc.

Horse Show Sponsors

Cynthia Barkman & Ron Caruso
Red Tail Farm
Flemington Car & Truck Country
Clinton Honda
Land Rover Princeton
Somerset Patriot
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Ribbon Sponsors

Mary and Alan Dickey
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Walk/Trot/Canter Division Sponsor

Karen & Steve Kaufhold

**Show may start at 9am depending on the number of registered riders**

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Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Orientation & Training Session

WAITING LIST ONLY

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.   Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page, and then bring the quiz with you to the Volunteer Orientation.

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Aug
25
to Aug 26

AHA Sensory Connections Course

2-DAY COURSE ON SENSORY CONCEPTS, THEORY AND APPLICATIONS IN HIPPOTHERAPY

WE ARE SORRY THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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This course applies sensory integration theory, reviews neuroanatomy, and covers horse selection and use of the environment to address sensory processing challenges.  Through interactive discussions, attendees will gain an understanding of treatment for children with sensory processing challenges using equine movement and in the equine assisted therapy environment. Video of children with sensory processing challenges and behavioral expectations that are affected by the child’s sensory processing difficulties will be discussed.  Attendees will be provided an opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and clinical reasoning as part of the course to ensure learning is carried over to the therapists' home practice.   

Course Objectives:
•    Describe how the horses’ movement affects the sensory systems
•    Describe appropriate populations for sensory based applications of equine movement
•    Utilize clinical reasoning for developing treatment plans for patients with sensory processing disorders/sensory challenges including the use of the horse and environment
•    Utilize strategies and techniques to achieve effective treatment using equine movement for the patient with SPD
•    Describe current terminology and sensory based theory and treatment strategies

Intended Audience: This course is intended for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants who are including hippotherapy/equine assisted therapy in their practice.

Prerequisite: Attendance of an AHA, Inc. Level I Treatment Principles course.  Attendees must furnish a copy of their Level I Treatment Principles certificate at the time of registering for this course.

COORDINATING FACULTY: GINA TAYLOR, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

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Gina is a New Jersey licensed occupational therapist as well as a Board Certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist. She is certified in Sensory Integration and has a strong interest in sensory-based interventions, including Sensory Diets and home programs.  She is an American Hippotherapy Association faculty member and teaches the Level I, Level II, and Sensory Connections course to other therapists using the horse to treat their clients nationally and internationally. Gina continues to expand her knowledge and the knowledge of other therapists about hippotherapy used as a treatment strategy through fieldwork student supervision, national conference presentations and her involvement with the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. as a faculty member, past Board Member and previous Education Committee Chairperson. Gina has a private practice providing occupational therapy services as well as workshops and consultation for those interested in equine assisted activities and therapy. Gina is also a PATH Intl' Advanced Riding Instructor. 

 

For more information contact: 
Melanie Dominko-Richards, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS
Coordinator of Therapy Services
melanie@manestreamnj.org
908.439.9636

 

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Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Orientation & Training Session

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.   Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page, and then bring the quiz with you to the Volunteer Orientation.

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Jul
22
11:00 AM11:00

YOU'RE INVITED!!

EAGALA Networking Meeting & Demo

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This is your chance to talk directly to local EAGALA certified professionals as well as see a demo. Find out more about equine assisted psychotherapy and personal development. 

Agenda: 
Practice Session / Demo
Discuss Regional Conferences
Local Workshops

For additional information call Bonnie 201-893-1881

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Jun
14
to Jun 17

AHA Level I Treatment Principles

4 DAY COURSE FOR THERAPISTS

This is an overview of the principles of hippotherapy, designed for therapists (PT, OT, SLP, PTA, COTA, SLPA) interested in utilizing hippotherapy in their practice. The first day emphasizes the horse and the importance of the quality of the horse’s movement. Using experiential non-mounted activities, the attendee will learn to interpret the body language of the horse, groom, tack and lead. The attendee will also learn to recognize desirable conformation, soundness, movement quality, gaits, and understand training, conditioning and humane treatment of the horse.

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Building on these equine skills, the attendee will explore the dynamic system of therapist, patient, horse handler and horse as is applied in Hippotherapy. Topics include: the history and development of hippotherapy in the US, understanding the biomechanical and sensory interaction of horse/human, horse selection, safety principles, patient and horse selection, precautions and contraindications, patient evaluation, maximizing the effects of equine movement including use of school figures and movement progression, the role of the therapy team members, documentation, business aspects and current research in the effects of equine movement.

Adaptive riding instructors, horse handlers, administrators and others interested in hippotherapy treatment principles are welcome to attend, teamed with their therapist. Graduate occupational, physical and speech therapy students must be in their last semester of graduate school to be eligible to attend this course for credit.

Coordinating Faculty: Gina Taylor, MS, OTR/L, HPCS

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Gina is a New Jersey licensed occupational therapist as well as a Board Certified Hippotherapy Clinical Specialist. She is certified in Sensory Integration and has a strong interest in sensory-based interventions, including Sensory Diets and home programs.  She is an American Hippotherapy Association faculty member and teaches the Level I, Level II, and Sensory Connections course to other therapists using the horse to treat their clients nationally and internationally. Gina continues to expand her knowledge and the knowledge of other therapists about hippotherapy used as a treatment strategy through fieldwork student supervision, national conference presentations and her involvement with the American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. as a faculty member, past Board Member and previous Education Committee Chairperson. Gina has a private practice providing occupational therapy services as well as workshops and consultation for those interested in equine assisted activities and therapy. Gina is also a PATH Intl' Advanced Riding Instructor. 

COURSE PREREQUISITE:
Successful completion of the on-line “Intro to Equine Skills” test reviewing equine care and management. Completion of the course must be at least 3 weeks prior to the start of the course. AHA, Inc. staff will confirm with the host site that the test has been completed and passed. The cost of the test is $35.00. PURCHASE "INTRO TO EQUINE SKILLS"

For more information contact: 
Melanie Dominko-Richards, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS
Coordinator of Therapy Services
melanie@manestreamnj.org
908.439.9636

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Jun
9
3:30 PM15:30

Orientation & Training Session

Volunteers are needed on a daily basis from Monday to Saturday. Volunteers become part of the Mane Stream team helping out with everything from administrative and office tasks, barn chores and maintenance, you will also participate in grooming, tacking the horses prior to lessons, and either leading the horse or sidewalking for our adaptive riding lessons, therapy (OT, PT, Speech & Language) sessions or Matheny School program. 

Your Time Commitment:  3-6 hours weekly during a typical 6-16 week session 

What’s Required: You must attend a Mane Stream orientation and a hands-on training sessions through direct volunteer mentoring to cover horse behavior, safety, grooming, tacking, sidewalking and leading skills.

Get started now…
1.    Complete our online Volunteer Registration 
2.    Email our Volunteer Coordinator to RSVP for an available Volunteer Orientation & Training.  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636 x204
3.   Read through the Volunteer Manual, print out and complete the quiz located on the last page, and then bring the quiz with you to the Volunteer Orientation.

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Camp Volunteer Training
Jun
9
2:30 PM14:30

Camp Volunteer Training

Required if you are volunteering at camp!

Mane Stream Volunteers who have previously attended a general orientation and training will need to also register and attend a camp training which will cover agency policies, child & adolescent development, cultural competency, CPR & First Aid, recognition & reporting of child abuse and neglect, infectious disease control, interpersonal communication and effective listening, limit-setting and boundaries, conflict resolution, impulse control and anger management, to ensure a positive and safe experience for volunteers and campers alike.

Tell us you want to become a camp volunteer:  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org as soon as possible. You will be added to the camp training session schedule if there are spots remaining. Your spot will be confirmed via email, or you will be notified if the training session you chose has been filled.

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Camp Volunteer Training
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Camp Volunteer Training

Required if you are volunteering at camp!

Mane Stream Volunteers who have previously attended a general orientation and training will need to also register and attend a camp training which will cover agency policies, child & adolescent development, cultural competency, CPR & First Aid, recognition & reporting of child abuse and neglect, infectious disease control, interpersonal communication and effective listening, limit-setting and boundaries, conflict resolution, impulse control and anger management, to ensure a positive and safe experience for volunteers and campers alike.

Tell us you want to become a camp volunteer:  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org as soon as possible. You will be added to the camp training session schedule if there are spots remaining. Your spot will be confirmed via email, or you will be notified if the training session you chose has been filled.

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Boot Scootin' BBQ
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Boot Scootin' BBQ

the BIGGEST bash of the year!

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Boot Scootin’ BBQ is Mane Stream’s annual spring fundraising event held on the rolling hills of beautiful Red Tail Farm in Bedminster, NJ. Over 350 guests will enjoy a sumptuous country style BBQ with a few twists, libations and silent auction.  Dance all night long to the sounds of "The Mourning Doves" and NASH FM 94.7.  It is a fun-filled evening for everyone and you won't want to miss it!

GRAB YOUR TICKETS NOW

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: These packages include Corporate recognition (name/logo) in eCurrent newsletter, email invitation (to over 2000 constituents across Central NJ and NYC), event press releases, on the Boot Scootin’ BBQ event webpage and in the annual report.  Sponsor name prominently featured during the event and social media exposure and a link to your website on the event webpage. MORE INFO or PURCHASE NOW

SPONSORS

"Rhinestone Cowboy" $5,000

Julia & Bob Greifeld

"These Boots" $3,000

Linda & Alvin Dietz, Cynthia Barkman & Ron Caruso, 
Kathy & Hal Kamine, Kevin Prentice

"Good Ride Cowboy" $1,500

Stephen & Maureen Bezer, Central Solutions Group LLC, Karen & Steve Kaufhold,
Kevin Sullivan, Ralph & Bonnie Tursini, Adam & Alicia Winters 

"Dirt on My Boots" $1,000

Midtown Direct Properties

"Happy Trails" $500

Leslie Conason, Linda Fischer, Hoffman Farms, Paul & Joy Kochanski, 
Birgit Kosjek, Kevin & Nancy McCaffrey

SILENT AUCTION DONATIONS: Mane Stream is also accepting donations of goods or services for our silent auction. The silent auction plays a large part in making our event successful.  The proceeds from the silent auction go to help Mane Stream and its programs. Donor recognition of items will appear on signage at the event. CONTACT JEN or print this AUCTION DONATION FORM

QUESTIONS? Contact Jen Dermody at jen@manestreamnj.org or 908.439.9636

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Camp Volunteer Training
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Camp Volunteer Training

Required if you are volunteering at camp!

Mane Stream Volunteers who have previously attended a general orientation and training will need to also register and attend a camp training which will cover agency policies, child & adolescent development, cultural competency, CPR & First Aid, recognition & reporting of child abuse and neglect, infectious disease control, interpersonal communication and effective listening, limit-setting and boundaries, conflict resolution, impulse control and anger management, to ensure a positive and safe experience for volunteers and campers alike.

Tell us you want to become a camp volunteer:  Contact volunteer@manestreamnj.org as soon as possible. You will be added to the camp training session schedule if there are spots remaining. Your spot will be confirmed via email, or you will be notified if the training session you chose has been filled.

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May
18
7:30 PM19:30

"Secretariat" Cancelled

We're sorry but unfortunately, the weather
is not cooperating with us!

We are disappointed since this would have been a fun event at a historic location.
We thank you for your support and if you would like a refund for your previously purchased tickets please email trish@manestreamnj.org

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The 2010 Disney movie Secretariat (rated PG), tells the story of the legendary race horse and Triple Crown winner.  This rousing and heartwarming movie that beats other horse movies by lengths will be screened outdoors at the USET. Watch the Movie Trailer

Friday, May 18th @ 7:30 p.m. 
at the USET (United States Equestrian Team Foundation)
1040 Pottersville Road, Gladstone, NJ 07934

Families are invited to bring their own picnics, chairs and blankets, for a comfortable evening under the stars. No glass containers, please. Popcorn and drinks will be available for a small donation.

$25/FAMILY (UP TO 4 PEOPLE)
$10/PERSON

The funds raised through this event will support the care of the Mane Stream's hard-working herd. Mane Stream is a 501c(3) organization that provides equine assisted programs for people of all ages with physical, developmental and emotional challenges. 

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