Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center Serving all individuals with unique abilities and health needs

Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge!!!

Ivy Hill is super excited to let you know that we’re part of an amazing campaign called the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition where organizations compete to raise the most money for their cause throughout the holiday season.

We’re looking for our supporters to give as much as they can so we can win the grand prize of $150,000. And to help, each week there are Bonus Challenges which are opportunities to raise even more money and win extra cash for the cause.

For every $500 raised online by our organization between November 21st at 12pm ET and November 28th at 11:59:59pm ET, Ivy Hill will be entered for a chance to win $2,500. There will be 1 winner each day for a total of 8 winners.

If you want to go a step further and join our fundraising team, that would be even more incredible. Imagine the money we could raise together if you reached out to your network about our cause. To donate or to join the fundraising team, please  CLICK HERE.

IVY HILL FOUNDATION, INC. HONORED AS 2017 TOP­‐RATED NONPROFIT

 GreatNonprofits.org Award is based on Positive Online Reviews

2017 Top-Rated Non-Profit (002)

 

Perkasie, PA – Ivy Hill Foundation, Inc., d/b/a Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2017 Top-­‐Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

We are excited to be named a Top-­‐Rated 2017 Nonprofit,” says Chris Brockett, President & CEO, Ivy Hill Foundation, Inc. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, especially our outreach program for seniors and our development of community collaborations. The Top-­‐Rated Nonprofit Award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Ivy Hill received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and clients. People posted about their personal experiences and relationships with Ivy Hill. For example, one parent wrote, “This therapeutic equestrian center has proven to be a God send. The instructors, the horses and everyone involved are just awesome, every day.”

While the Top-­‐Rated Awards run through the end of October, Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center was part of the inaugural group to qualify for the year. In addition, Ivy Hill has been added to GreatNonprofits #GivingTuesday Guide—an interactive guide to top nonprofits throughout the years. Look for this near the holidays for an opportunity to support the program.

“Savvy donors want to see the impact of their donations more than ever,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, “People with direct experience with Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center have voted that the organization is making a real difference.”

“Being on the Great Nonprofits Top-­‐Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization,” says Donna Carlson, Ivy Hill Foundation, Inc. Development Associate, “The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-­‐the-­‐ground results of the impact Ivy Hill makes. This award reflects the recognition and appreciation of our community.”

 

About Ivy Hill: Since 1999, Ivy Hill has created therapeutic programs for individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional, behavioral and psychological needs utilizing the equine experience,

as well as providing financial, social and emotional support for their families and caregivers. Services include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, Equine-Assisted Learning, mobile outreach and Inclusion Summer Camp. Ivy Hill also provides competition training for participation in Special Olympics, off-site competitions and Home Shows. Lessons are customized to the needs and goals of each individual rider.

 

About GreatNonprofits: GreatNonprofits is the leading site for donors and volunteers to find reviews and ratings of nonprofits. Reviews on the site influence 30 million donation decisions a year. Visit www.greatnonprofits.org for more information.

Media Contact:

Donna Carlson, RN, BS,     Ivy Hill Foundation, Inc. Development Associate, dcarlson@ivyhillequestrian.org, 215-822-2515

Ivy Hill Riders Triumphs in Harrisburg

Montgomery County Resident Wins in Equestrian Competition

 PERKASIE, PA – Briana Raquet, a 14-year old Ivy Hill rider from Harleysville took the Blue Ribbon for her performance in the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Foundation Friday Unassisted Therapy Championship Class on October 21.

Raquet, who has been riding at Ivy Hill since she was 5, was elated with her performance in Equitation on her Ivy Hill therapy horse Flash, a Norwegian Fjord.

Raquet“The Pennsylvania National Horse Show was an experience that I’ll never forget, thanks to my Ivy Hill Family,” said Raquet.

Raquet was one of two riders who successfully qualified for the Harrisburg competition by their performance at the Devon Horse Show this past summer. Raquet and Riley Powell, another Ivy Hill rider, excelled in their abilities on equitation, position and communication with their horses.

Renee DiDomenico, Raquet’s mother, credited her years at Ivy Hill for preparing her for this challenge and the challenges she faced every day.

“I am so grateful to Ivy Hill and her instructor Megan Hance for shaping her into the confident equestrian she has become,” said DiDomenico. “She started riding with Ivy Hill when she was only 5 and now, the barn has become part of her everyday life. When she is on the horses, she is confident and focused. We are so proud!”

For Briana Raquet, Ivy Hill has become a family affair. Her grandfather, Rick Pool, works at the barn and on the grounds and brings Briana to her weekly lessons and to the barn for her duties as a volunteer. He accompanied her to the horse show along with her Ivy Hill team.

“I had tears in my eyes when Briana won first place, given the challenges she has had since a young child of 5 years old riding at Ivy Hill.  None of this would have been possible without the dedication of the Ivy Hill family and horses at this wonderful facility,” said Rick Pool, Raquet’s grandfather.

About Ivy Hill: Since 1999, Ivy Hill has created therapeutic programs for individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional, behavioral and psychological needs utilizing the equine experience,

as well as providing financial, social and emotional support for their families and caregivers. Services include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, Equine-Assisted Learning, mobile outreach and Inclusion Summer Camp. Ivy Hill also provides competition training for participation in Special Olympics, off-site competitions and Home Shows. Lessons are customized to the needs and goals of each individual rider.

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate to support Ivy Hill’s unique programs, visit www.ivyhillequestrian.org or call 215-822-2515.