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G.A.I.T. Volunteer, Dawn Benko Named 'EQUUS Champion'

April 21, 2018

MILFORD, Pa. — Dawn Benko a volunteer at G.A.I.T. Inc. was honored by as part of the EQUUS Foundation's Champions program which aims to inspire and reward equine service.

"The horse's innate ability to touch and heal the human soul, as well as the human body, is unparalleled by any other animal," said Dawn Benko, EQUUS Foundation Champion. "The more I am ...

$50,000 Available to Researchers Investigating the Therapeutic Effects of Horses on Humans

Accepting Applications until June 30, 2018 for Grants up to $50,000

CHAGRIN FALLS, OHIO — Horses and Humans Research Foundation (HHRF) announces an open call for proposals to investigate the therapeutic effects of horses on humans. The Foundation's broad research agenda includes basic research as well as clinical studies that will ultimately impact physical and mental health and ...

Team Velvet Welcomes New Board Members, Plans Fundraiser

RARITAN TWP., N.J. — Team Velvet recently welcomed tow new board members, Kathy Piparo, Ph.D. and Chery Swanson, RN joined the board of the 501-(c)-3 organization providing pediatric nonmounted horse therapy for children with adjustment and trauma.
Dr. Piparo is a long-term resident of Hunterdon County and most people recognize her from her 4-H equine leadership, biochemistry research and ...

NJ Therapy Horse Honored For His Service To Veterans

THREE BRIDGES, N.J. — Several dozen veterans, volunteers, dignitaries and other supporters gathered on a very chilly March 20 to honor a special horse.

Spring Thaw, the lead therapy horse at Spring Reins of Life (SRoL)., was honored by the Veteran’s Administration with the Planetree Therapy Animal Medal of Honor. It would have been the Appaloosa's 31st birthday. Spring was ...

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