The Stable Guide Series recognizes and appreciates that Stable Guide members and certified practitioners are resourceful and creative with their programming. In many ways, the unique challenges of our personal facilities can prove to be advantageous in the therapeutic learning processes with our clients. Nevertheless, in an effort to standardize the certification experience for Stable Guide Seminar participants, certain minimum requirements have been established for the 2016/17 seminar venues.
While this measure may preclude some from hosting seminars at their own homes and programs, we believe that the comfort and convenience of the approved locations will enhance the certification experience for new and returning participants alike.
Equestrian Arena Requirements:
• In areas where the seasonal average daily high temperature is below 60° F, an indoor equestrian arena is required.
• Indoor or covered arena size should be at least 60’ x 80’.
• Facility should be 60 miles or less from a commercial airport.
• Seminar seating for 20-25 people is required – bleachers may be used, or chairs may be provided or rented.
• A variety of FBEAP/EAL props on hand – including poles, jumps, buckets, hoops, mounting blocks, barrels, etc.
• For all seminars, at least three horses are required (any breed, size, age, degree of training).
• For seminars involving mounted activities, at least 4 horses are required – 3 of which can be mounted/rode bareback.
Lunch/Break Area Requirements:
• Several (at least 3) long rectangular tables for sign-in/registration, food placement, and participant lunch. (Counters and other flat spaces may take the place of some tables)
• Lunch/break seating for 20-25 people – arena chairs may be used if they can be carried back and forth between the break area and arena.
• Clean, well-maintained restrooms are required with at least one toilet for every ten people. Porta-potties may be rented to meet this requirement.
• We respectfully request that any animals other than the seminar horses be kept at a respectful distance from the seminar, its participants, the food, and the restrooms.