Equi-librium Therapeutic Horsemanship Fund
The Equi-librium Therapeutic Horsemanship Fund serves as one of Equi-librium’s endowments and provides an annual grant to support the organization’s mission. The Fund was established by an anonymous donor who generously wished to make a permanent impact.
Equi-librium was founded in 2001 to serve children, youth and adults from Lehigh, Monroe and Northampton counties of Eastern Pennsylvania who face physical, developmental and/or psycho-social challenges. It is the successor organization to the former Easter Seals’ RISE program. Using the calming, accepting environment of an 18-acre rural farm as a backdrop, the Nazareth organization works with “bomb-proof” horses to provide therapeutic, motivational and educational programs six days a week, year ‘round. Over 100 individuals and groups come to the farm every week to participate in highly effective programs that help children with autism, developmental delays, cerebral palsy, at-risk behaviors, and those who require an experiential learning curriculum, as well as adults affected by Parkinsons, stroke, MS and more. Programs offered include HIppotherapy, Summer Camp, Therapeutic/Recreational Riding, Equine-Assisted Learning, Farm Visits, Carriage Driving, Silver Saddles and a Vocational training component.
Equi-librium is an approved Educational Improvement Tax Credit Organization under the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s EITC Program, a Premier Accredited Center of PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) and a Partner Agency of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.
Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Equi-librium Therapeutic Horsemanship Fund, to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 West Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the PayPal 'Donate' button below. A PayPal account is not required to make an online gift to the Fund.