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

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.