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

AHA Makes Ivy Hill Donation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PERKASIE:  Rick Leonetti, Sr. and Don G. Lugg, President and Vice-President of Athletes Helping Athletes, Inc. presented Ivy Hill Foundation with a check for $5000 to support its equestrian programs for special needs children and adults on Wednesday, March 25th, at its new equestrian center located at 1811 Mill Road.

“It is our pleasure to make our donation every year to help support Ivy Hill and the wonderful program they run,” said Leonetti.

“Don and I were blown away by the size and structure of your beautiful new facility. It was incredible even on such a dreary, rainy, and cold day,” Leonetti said.

Athletes Helping Athletes Inc. exists to provide both financial support through fund-raising for Special Olympics and Special Needs Programs throughout Bucks County and the surrounding area.

“For all of us that put or heart and soul into Ivy Hill’s mission, I want to thank Rick, Don and everyone involved with AHA for their continuing support,” said Ivy Hill Foundation President Chris Brockett.

“AHA is great example of the passion that it takes to change attitudes and, ultimately, the world in which we live. We hope we contribute to that enlightenment,” Brockett said.

The mission of Athletes Helping Athletes, Inc. is to connect local special needs athletes with mainstream student-athletes in a spirit of friendship for their mutual benefit and inspiration. To make a donation, or for more information, contact Rick Leonetti at info@aha-inc.com.

AHA Donation

Pictured: Megan Hance, Ivy Hill Program Director;  Ivy Hill Equestrian rider;  Don G. Lugg, AHA Vice-President; Chris Brockett, Ivy Hill President; Hillary Woronik, Ivy Hill Instructor.

Reed Technologies Volunteers!

Reed Technologies 2 email lg Brian Simpson and his crew from Reed Technologies descended on Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center on a volunteer mission to sweep, clean, muck, haul and do whatever was needed to spruce up our barn and grounds.
Rocks were moved, fence pieces hauled, windows sparkled and horse stalls were mucked to perfection.
Full of enthusiasm for Ivy Hill’s riders and horses, Simpson and the crew expressed their love of the program and the new barn.
“We love coming to Ivy Hill,” said Simpson.Reed Technologies email lg
“This place is amazing – we all want to come back again this summer,” he added.
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. (Reed Tech), based in Horsham, PA, is a leader in data capture, conversion and content management. The company encourages volunteerism and community involvement by giving employees the opportunity to donate hours of service to local non-profit organizations.

VNA Foundation of Greater North Penn Presents Grant to Ivy Hill

PERKASIE – Joanne Kline, Executive Director of the Visiting Nurses Foundation of Greater North Penn (VNA) presented the Ivy Hill Foundation with the 2015 Technology Mini-Grant in the amount VNA picof $2500 on February 20 at its new facility at 1811 Mill Road.

The grant will be used to create a new website for the Ivy Hill Foundation that will reflect Ivy Hill’s mission, vision and values, and also serve as a directory of educational and resource information for present and future riders, families and caregivers.

“The most important contribution of the website is that it allows us to become effective, compelling storytellers,” said Ivy Hill Foundation development director Donna Carlson.

“We have 160 stories to tell and we are so grateful to the VNA for this grant.”

The mission of the Visiting Nurse Foundation of Greater North Penn is to enhance the health and well-being of residents in local communities by contributing to those organizations which have the capacity to strengthen the lives of individuals and families along a continuum of need, with the goal of building stronger and healthier communities for generations to come.

“The VNA is delighted to partner with Ivy Hill and strengthen their efforts in the community they serve,” said Kline.

Since 1999, Ivy Hill has provided equine-assisted activities and therapeutic programs for children and adults with special needs as well as financial, social and emotional support for their families and caregivers. Services include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, equine-facilitated learning and 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.

To sponsor a horse or a rider at Ivy Hill, or for donation opportunities, contact Development Director Donna Carlson at dcarlson@ivyhillequestrian.org , or visit our website www.ivyhillequestrian.org.

Maureen Arnold Named 2015 Volunteer of the Year

Maureen Arnold was honored for her services to Ivy Hill at the 3rd Annual Volunteer Recognition Event hosted by Bucks County YMCA on April 16, 2015 at the Warrington Country Club.

Arnold joined volunteers selected from 9 Bucks County non-profits, including the YMCA, NOVA, Doylestown Hospital and the United Way of Bucks County.

Maureen starting volunteering with us in July of 2014. After retiring from teaching she wanted to help volunteer with an organization to combine her love for animals and children. Since July she has spent 3 mornings a week volunteering with lessons at the barn. She has volunteered over 300 hours since starting her work with us, and we look forward to many more mornings with her.

“We thank Maureen for all of her hard work and dedication to the Ivy Hill community,” said Donna Carlson, Development Director.

Foundations Community Partnership Grant

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Foundations Community Partnership Presents Grant to Ivy Hill

PERKASIE – Ron Bernstein, Executive Director, and Caroline Sinton, Associate Director of Foundations Community Partnership, presented the Ivy Hill Foundation with a capital grant for $10,000 on December 22 at its new facility under construction at 1811 Mill Road.

The grant will be used to fund the construction of the equestrian center’s new Tack Room, a central part of the facility and the therapeutic learning experience.

“Completely accessible and with the capacity to serve multiple riders, the Tack Room will serve as a unique, natural-setting classroom that will enhance the critical thinking skills, physical strength, ability and independence of riders of all ages and abilities,” said Ivy Hill Foundation President Chris Brockett.

“We are so grateful for this grant.”

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) is a nonprofit foundation formed to improve the quality of life for special needs children, youth and families in Bucks County, by establishing collaborative partnerships linking public agencies, nonprofit organizations, businesses, colleges and young adults within our community, and providing grants and technical assistance to non-profit organizations.

Since 1999, Ivy Hill has provided equine-assisted activities and therapeutic programs for children and adults with special needs as well as financial, social and emotional support for their families and caregivers. Services include therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, equine-facilitated learning and 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.

To sponsor a horse or a rider at Ivy Hill, or for donation opportunities, contact Development Director Donna Carlson at dcarlson@ivyhillequestrian.org , or visit our website www.ivyhillequestrian.org.