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CREATING A NATIONAL EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY CENTRE

ChildVision is creating a National Equine Assisted Therapy Centre, for blind, multistable and neurodiverse children. A world-class facility where they can access our globally recognized equine therapeutics. To learn more and be part of the vision click here
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Where Their Ambition Needs Yours

ChildVision Equine Assisted Therapy Programmes are world-class, enabling over 150 interventions with children per week using the horse as an unparalleled therapeutic medium.

The programmes, also open to children from neurodiverse backgrounds and disability services outside of ChildVision, use the power of Equine-Assisted Therapy to work not just on movement therapy, verbal communication and moving from dysregulation to regulation; but also to improve their skills in maths, literacy, biology and ecology – subjects that are rendered impossible in a traditional classroom for students with multiple and complex additional needs.

Growth has been achieved by our team with true grit, delivered with a limited budget, in less than ideal facilities. Our waiting list is consistently full, with demand for assessments stretching to two years. We need the Centre to meet demand.

Partner with us in delivering the National Equine Assisted Therapy Centre. ChildVision has already committed almost 25% of the funds (€500,000) to this development and our focus now is on raising the remaining funds from individuals, companies and philanthropic partners.

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For more information view
our National Equine Assisted Therapy Centre brochure

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Our Aim

Our aim now is to house the globally recognised Equine Assisted Therapy Programmes in a state-of-the art facility. The National Equine Assisted Therapy Centre, designed around challenging our students to become the best of themselves, in an optimal therapeutic environment. As a dual benefit of the National Equine Assisted Therapy Centre, therapists and clinicians across Ireland will receive best in class training delivering a cohort of expertise across Ireland from our hub in Dublin creating a nationwide multiplier effect.

What we will deliver

  • A private assessment space
  • A safe, enclosed environment
  • A weatherproofed environment
  • A roof and structure within which a hoist can be erected
    to enable a large increase in the number of beneficiaries
  • A controlled environment for sensory-compromised and neurodivergent students
  • A distraction-free environment for the horses
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The Heroes - Defining Disability Differently

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Aoibhinn's Story

When Aoibhinn is working with Fred, her horse and friend, she is in a space where she connects to her wholeness.

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Lucy's Story

Beating the odds again, the first conversation Lucy had of her own volition, was on horseback.

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Be part of the vision

If you would like to partner with us to deliver The National Equine Assisted Therapy Centre, an holistic, person-centred equine environment for children with sight loss, complex needs and neurodiversity.

Please contact Ruth Allen,
Head of Fundraising and Development

Call 01 837 3635
Email ruthallen@childvision.ie

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What makes our Equine Assisted Therapy Unique?

Rupert Isaacson at the
Dublin Horse Show

Horseboy founder and ChildVision Collaborator Rupert
Isaacson promoting the need for support of equine
assisted therapy and The National Equine Assisted
Centre of Excellence at the Dublin Horse Show 2022.

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