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Ivy Hill stays connected to community

Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Perkasie is taking this time apart to grow closer as a community and focus on what riders, families, and volunteers have in common: a love for Ivy Hill. Using the #WHYiIVY hashtag on Facebook and Instagram, the Ivy Hill family is sharing what brought them to Ivy Hill, and what keeps them coming back. What has emerged is a heartfelt tribute to the benefits of equine therapy, the special needs community, and the incalculable impact Ivy Hill has had on so many lives.

“With riders being forced to take a hiatus from their time with their favorite four-legged miracle workers, the #WHYiIVY campaign is something that continues to unite this community of riders, instructors, staff, and supporters,” said Laura Brockett-Strausser, executive director of Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center. “As we navigate through these difficult times we have an amazing opportunity to focus on what brings us together and share our stories with those throughout our neighborhoods.”

Ivy Hill is also continuing to find ways to connect with the community by inviting them “back” to the barn for a virtual story book reading with the therapy horses. The first story time took place on Facebook Live April 25 and was a great success. Lauren Kosci, volunteer coordinator, led a reading of “I am Peace, A Book of Mindfulness” by Susan Verde. She was joined along side Pebbles, a small, white therapy horse with a big personality. Pebbles is a barn favorite and the riders were over joyed to see her and be able to spend time with her

Story time on Facebook takes place 3:45 p.m. every Saturday. For information, visit