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

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Honors Ivy Hill

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Honors Ivy Hill


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Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center was recently honored with a citation presented to them by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.  Citations recognize those organizations which contribute to the benefit of their communities and the citizens of the Commonwealth.

The citation states that, “Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center is being honored upon the momentous occasion of its twentieth anniversary.”  Ivy Hill Foundation, Inc. was established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) in 1999 and is located at 1811 Mill Road in Perkasie, Pennsylvania.

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The citation goes on to commend Ivy Hill’s accomplishments.  “Throughout its history, the Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center has made inestimable contributions to the welfare of society through a sense of fellowship and through its programs which are designed to enhance the quality of life for all.  Known for creating therapeutic programs for individuals with special needs using equestrian methods, the Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center was started in 1999 with the goal of helping one family’s child.  Having helped more than six hundred individuals using its programs, the Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center has more than one hundred riders currently in its program. With the goals of increasing cognitive, physical, social, educational and behavioral awareness, the Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center’s programs focus on the individual rider.  A succession of dedicated leaders and members has made this possible, keeping ever mindful of the noble maxis of the organization.”

IH girl in pink (002)Grace Emmell-Leister, Ivy Hill Foundation Board Member initiated the process along with fellow Board Member and Perkasie Borough Councilman, Aaron Clark.  The honor was announced March 31st at Ivy Hill’s annual Staff/Board Dinner held at the Bay Pony Inn in Lederach, PA.  The citation was sponsored by the Honorable F. Todd Polinchock, who represents District 144 and whose House committee assignments include: Children & Youth, Human Services, and Veterans Affairs & Emergency Preparedness.I H Matthew and 2 friends (002)

Laura Brockett-Strausser, Executive Director of Ivy Hill Therapeutic said, “Everyone at Ivy Hill takes pride in how far we have come, and we look forward to the continued journey ahead.”  Ivy Hill will continue to celebrate their twentieth anniversary throughout 2019 with a number of events to benefit the program.  For more information on Ivy Hill and their events, visit www.ivyhillequestrian.org