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National Equine Centre

ChildVision are delighted to announce that a much-needed new indoor equine therapeutic centre, named in memory of Jack de Bromhead, will be built this year as a result of generous donations from a group of family and friends of the De Bromhead family.

The new indoor facility at the ChildVision campus will give children who are blind, multi-disabled and neurodiverse access to the best global equine activities in a supportive and purpose designed environment and will allow the ChildVision equine team and volunteers to extend their services to reach more children over more hours making a life-changing difference, especially through the winter months and in bad weather conditions.

Spearheaded by the De Bromhead family friend and well-known racehorse owner Chris Jones, and with the blessing of Heather and Henry, the €1,000,000 donation target required to complete the equine therapeutic centre, was reached last December.

To continue to donate towards the running costs of ChildVision’s equine programme, Kenny Alexander owner of equine superstar Honeysuckle and trained by Henry, has donated the racing silks that Rachael Blackmore wore in all of their major races including four Cheltenham Festival victories and nine Irish Grade 1 winners. The iconic silks, signed by Rachael, Henry and Kenny, will be auctioned at the Goffs sale at the Punchestown Festival on Thursday May 2.

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Our Aim

Our aim now is to house the globally recognised Equine Assisted Activities Programmes in a state-of-the art facility. The National Equine Assisted Activities 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 Activities 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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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.

Be part of the vision

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

Please contact: Fundraising

Call: 01 837 3635
Email: fundraising@childvision.ie


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