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.
For more information viewour National Equine Assisted Therapy Centre brochureDownload
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.
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
“Our team sees the person instead of the problem and finds a way through Equine Assisted Therapy to help people feel more able for life around them. During Equine Assisted Therapy, we meet each child in their space. This can take many forms - from increasing mobility and moving from non-verbal to verbal communication, to improved respiratory function, and neuro-regulation. As a therapeutic tool, it is unparalleled in its impact.”
Occupational Therapy Manager
‘’What we are creating here is an environment where blind, multi-disabled and neurodiverse children can access the best in global equine therapeutics. This stretches far beyond the realm of horse riding, and into the clinical, medical and scientific benefits that equine- facilitated therapy can produce.’’
‘’ChildVision’s commitment to learning about neuroscience is rare. A lot of the places that offer therapeutic activities with horses become so horse focused that they often lose sight of what they are actually working with, which is the child’s nervous system and the brain. And what makes the team here really unusual is that they’ve already taken it on themselves to learn the applied neuroscience - this makes them cutting edge.’’
Founder, Horse Boy Method