Rider Registration Packet
The equine-assisted activities and therapies offered at Ivy Hill are designed to enhance and enrich the life experience of all who seek benefit from this unique program and to fulfill our mission of utilizing the equine experience in building pathways for personal growth, in strengthening supporting relationships and in broadening community involvement for individuals with special needs.
If you or your family member are interested in becoming an Ivy Hill Equestrian, download and complete the Ivy Hill Rider Application.
Please click here for the ABR (volunteer/sibling) riding packet.
Become part of the equation: Horses + Love = Hope
I Saw A Child
I saw a child who couldn't walk,
sit on a horse, laugh and talk.
Then ride it through a field of daisies
and yet he could not walk unaided.
I saw a child, no legs below,
sit on a horse, and make it go
through woods of green
and places he had never been
to sit and stare,
except from a chair.
I saw a child who could only crawl
mount a horse and sit up tall
Put it through degrees of paces
and laugh at the wonder in our faces
I saw a child born into strife,
Take up and hold the reins of life
and that same child was heard to say,
Thank God for showing me the way.
by John Anthony Davies
One of the founding members of NARHA and a respected writer and poet on equine therapy