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Horse therapy gives hope to disabled children

by Paint and Quarter Horse Foundation Bulgaria
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Horse therapy gives hope to disabled children
Horse therapy gives hope to disabled children
Horse therapy gives hope to disabled children
Our children decorated the Christmas tree!
Our children decorated the Christmas tree!

The last months were full of emotions and holiday spirit. Thanks to your generous contributions and support most of the children with disabilities continued their free visits. Besides the low temperatures our caring horses welcomed them with warm hearts and loving attitude. When we build our new therapeutic center the weather will not be in our way anymore.

The last visit before the holidays was by our very first and most enthusiastic student – Goghy. Goghy suffers from epilepsy and developmental delay. He comes always excited and ready to ride his horse friend Andy. Coming regularly to therapeutic riding sessions Goghy is now well balanced on the back of Andy. That allows him to have his lessons circling around the ranch among the beautiful mountain hills.

THE LATEST NEWS!

In 2020 the Program for free therapeutic riding will be more accessible for other kids like Goghy through our brand new website: https://paintquarterhorse.wixsite.com/foundation . The team of the organization worked very hard to create the website and include as much as information as possible. Of course, everyone can still follow us on facebook and instagram.

The team of the organization, Goghy and all of our children wish you, your families and friends health and wellbeing. Let the year 2020 be bright and cheerful! This year we will rely even more on goodhearted fellows like you to supports us continue the Program for free therapeutic riding sessions and build a sustainable therapeutic riding center.

TOGETHER WE CAN PROVIDE HEALING MOMENTS OF HAPPINESS TO THE CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES THIS YEAR!

The horses are getting ready for the winter
The horses are getting ready for the winter

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We are still moving forward with the help of your support. We are proud to announce that we are preparing to open the application procedure for the next 3rd Free Program for Therapeutic Riding for Children with Disabilities. 

Due to a number of circumstances we had to undertake the previous Program only relying on your support from fellows around the world and our personal contribution. What is important is that the children and their families are still coming to the ranch and enjoy the benefits of the rehabilitation.

We cant wait together with the children to start the next riding programme. 

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PQHFB License
PQHFB License

Our common efforts finally have been rewarded. Paint and Quarter Horse Foundation Bulgaria recently became the first organization with a license for this social service in Bulgaria. The license includes therapy with animals and therapeutic riding for children and young people with disabilities. Thanks to the qualifications of the instructors and the programs the foundation organizes the state authorities considered that the social service we provide deserves to be awarded. This is a great recognition of our efforts to provide free equine-assisted therapy in Bulgaria. It is also one step further towards regulating this type of rehabilitation in the country.

We successfully opened the next 3 month Program for another seven children with special needs. They will be attending weekly therapeutic riding sessions for free at our facilities. We are still pursuing our ultimate goal to build a Horse Therapy Centre where children with disabilities and their families will be able to come for free, receive regular therapy and retreat.

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We are glad to share that the certification of our two instructors for therapeutic riding – Mina and Veronika is successfully moving forward with your support!

After all examinations have been passed by the instructors they are at the final stage of the certification procedure. Their task will be to demonstrate their riding skills and therapeutic riding experience. That shall be videotaped and send for evaluation to the Committee of the Professional Association for Therapeutic Riding in accordance with the standards of PATH Intr. .

Meanwhile, with the help of you and all other friends of the organization we were able to successfully complete our first 3 month program for therapeutic riding for children with disabilities. As our community and supporters are growing it will be possible to start another program in the beginning of May 2019. We are opening the second program for another 7 children with special needs who will attend weekly therapeutic sessions for free at our facilities.

Unfortunately, the children and their parents are still only coming for a few hours. PQHFB is working hard to offer suitable environment for them. For that we are regularly adapting our facilities. But the ultimate goal remains to have a professional therapeutic riding arena and space where the families could stay longer. Build a Horse Therapy Center for Disabled Children

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Hello,

We are glad we have been together this past year.

You helped us do a good deed. Thanks to you two of the instructors of Paint and Quarter Horse Foundation Bulgaria now can receive their certification and offer free therapeutic riding sessions to children with disabilities. Our next goal is to build a Horse Therapy Centre for these children and their families.

You can find more about our mission here:Build a Horse Therapy Centre for Disabled Children.

Let the hope and joyfulness of the children be with you.

The team of Paint and Quarter Horse Foundation Bulgaria

Veronika Sramkova, Mina Raduncheva, and Svetoslav Radev

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Project Leader:
Mina Raduncheva
Sofia, Bulgaria
$14,554 raised of $17,000 goal
 
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