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Reserve your summer spot today! Reserve your summer spot today!

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Paramus Rotary Sponsors Two School Groups Paramus Rotary Sponsors Two School Groups

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Register for the Spring Semester Today! Register for the Spring Semester Today!

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We Reached Our Goal! We Reached Our Goal!

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Join us this Tuesday, 11/29 Join us this Tuesday, 11/29

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Pony Power on CBS Evening News Pony Power on CBS Evening News

"CBS Evening News" featured this story last Sunday and it was picked up by 39 other affiliated channels nationwide, as well as the “Osgood File” morning radio show hosted by Charles Osgood. The story was also picked up by WABC-TV, News 12 NJ, The Record, Bergen.com, and Daily Voice.

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Early Bird Registration for our Fall Benefit Horse Show & Family Fair Early Bird Registration for our Fall Benefit Horse Show & Family Fair

Buy your tickets online now for our Fall Benefit Horse Show & Family Fair on October 9!

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Celebrate Dad with a Gift in His Name! Celebrate Dad with a Gift in His Name!

There's no better way to honor your dad on Father's Day than by making a gift in his name to his favorite charity.

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New Curriculum Satisfies CBI Requirements New Curriculum Satisfies CBI Requirements

We've developed an innovative, horse-assisted curriculum for students who can benefit from hands-on, vocational education and reinforcement of key life skills.

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#PonyUp for Pony Power #PonyUp for Pony Power

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Pony Power Partners with Changing Leads Foundation Pony Power Partners with Changing Leads Foundation

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New Grant Helps Us Support Our Vets New Grant Helps Us Support Our Vets

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We recently received grant funds to underwrite programming for veterans this spring. The $4,000 grant awarded by the Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Equine Services for Heroes initiative allows us to continue providing services for the Veterans Administration-Lyons Campus and local veterans.

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$34,000 Grant Fuels 2016 Programming $34,000 Grant Fuels 2016 Programming

We're proud to share that, through a generous $34,000 grant from The Valley Hospital, we will once again connect deserving patients and their families with the benefits of fully inclusive, horse-assisted activities.

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A Letter From Our Executive Director A Letter From Our Executive Director

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To our board of directors, our participants and their families, volunteers, donors, and other generous supporters, thank you for making 2015 one to remember at Pony Power.

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Double your impact! ALL #GivingTuesday donations to be matched. Double your impact! ALL #GivingTuesday donations to be matched.

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Save the date! ALL online donations made on ‪#‎GivingTuesday‬ (Dec. 1) will be MATCHED - dollar-for-dollar - up to $6,000, thanks to three generous donors. PLUS, you'll be entered to WIN a private horsemanship lesson for every $25 donated.

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An all-new PALS Program brochure hits stands! An all-new PALS Program brochure hits stands!

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Check it out! Pony Power recently introduced its brand-new Pony-Assisted Life Skills (PALS) Program brochure. Featured on the cover is rider - and big fan of Dixie! - George.

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Operation Pony Power is back!

We are happy to once again offer Operation Pony Power as part of our summer programming initiative. Made possible by a generous donation from The Bergen County Police Chiefs Foundation, we are providing 10 children of veterans (or active duty military personnel!) living in Bergen County the opportunity to attend an innovative, week-long program at our facility in Mahwah.

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The ALL-NEW PonyPowerNJ.org is Here!

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It is with great pleasure that we announce the official launch of our all-new website! The completely rebuilt and redesigned ponypowernj.org provides an easy-to-use, engaging and integrated experience for those interested in...

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Young Supporter Raises More Than $3,000 Young Supporter Raises More Than $3,000

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Wow! Inspired by a friend of hers who rides at Pony Power, Bergen County resident Bari Diamond committed to raising enough money through her bat mitzvah project to send children with special needs to Pony Power for a semester of riding lessons. Beating her initial goal by at least $500, she raised more than $3,000! We are so grateful for Bari’s support and, thanks to her, look forward to welcoming two more families into our own. Bari had this to share...

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Pony Power Instructor Presents at AOTA National Conference Pony Power Instructor Presents at AOTA National Conference

This April, our Classroom Curriculum Coordinator and Instructor Laura Maresciallo was provided the distinct opportunity to present during the American Occupational Therapy Association National Conference in Nashville, TN. Her study, titled Making it Work: How Families with Children with Special Needs Balance Career and Family Life, explored the strategies, perceptions and meanings of five families’ experiences. Laura and her team were inspired by...

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We're Gearing up for Summer Programs

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This year, for the first time, we will partner with the Susan Zabransky Hughes Memorial 5K Run and HackensackUMC’s Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, who will be sending pediatric oncology patients and their siblings to Pony Power for two weeks of programming. We will also have a week designated...

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We need YOU - RSVP today!

Our Golf & Tennis Outing is right around the corner (June 1), and we are asking for your help to ensure a successful event in support of Pony Power’s participants, programs and ponies! This is one of only two annual fundraisers that we rely on to fuel our programs. New this year, we’re offering an individual golfer option for only $500. Plus, all golf foursomes come with additional dinner tickets for spouses or friends...

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We Proudly Welcome Two New Board Members

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We are thrilled to welcome two new members to Pony Power’s Board of Directors – Anne Armstrong-Coben, MD and Steven Hirsh. Anne is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Medicine at Columbia University. She also serves as an Advisory Dean at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons and is the Associate Director of Community Pediatrics residency training. Anne’s clinical work focuses on children in foster care; she is also Medical Director of the Medical Services and Advocacy Center at Children’s Aid and Family Services in Paramus, NJ.

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New Community Partners Lend Support New Community Partners Lend Support

As we kick off our spring semester at Pony Power Therapies, we’re happy to share news of budding community partnerships, through which we’ll be able to extend the multifaceted benefits of horse-assisted activities to even more individuals.

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We’re Springing into Action! We’re Springing into Action!

This week marked the first of our spring semester, and Pony Power is in full swing! We’re proudly serving more individuals – some new, many familiar – than ever before. Each week, up to 174 children and adults will experience the joy of being on the farm and engaging with Pony Power’s unique horses and ponies in meaningful ways.

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Tee Off “Fore” a Cause Tee Off “Fore” a Cause

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Mark your calendars! On Monday, June 1, we will be holding our Annual Golf & Tennis Outing at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, NJ. Bring your friends and colleagues along for this fun-filled day in the sun in support of Pony Power’s participants and horses. Guests will enjoy a great day of golfing or tennis, helping to raise critical funds for Pony Power’s horse-assisted activities for special needs and at-risk populations.

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Pony Power is turning 15! Pony Power is turning 15!

This year, we’re so proud to be celebrating our 15th Anniversary. Since 2000, we’ve had the joy of helping thousands of children and adults develop skills and reach new milestones – one lesson at a time, but we couldn’t have done it without you!

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Thanks to you… Thanks to you…

Category: Success Stories

A Letter from our Executive Director: I’m happy to reflect back on 2014 – an incredible year for Pony Power Therapies. While there are so many successes to share, here are just a few.

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Life Skills Training for Adults with Developmental Disabilities Life Skills Training for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Thanks to the generosity of one of our individual donors, this fall, we developed and piloted a Horse-Assisted Life Skills program for adults with developmental disabilities. This program was conceived in response to the need for meaningful programs for adults over 21, many of whom who are now aging out of traditional services.

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Join the #GivingTuesday Movement & be Entered to WIN! Join the #GivingTuesday Movement & be Entered to WIN!

Mark your calendars – December 2 is the day! This year, Pony Power Therapies is joining nonprofits everywhere in celebrating an ever-growing movement of individuals who want to make a difference this holiday season. After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, comes #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back, and we are thrilled to be a part of it!

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TODAY Show, Family Circle Feature Pony Power in National Stories

We’re thrilled to celebrate the start of our fall semester in a BIG way. This morning, Pony Power Therapies was featured in a national segment on NBC’s TODAY Show! The organization was highlighted as part of the network’s Hope To It segment, a weekly piece that touts nonprofits across the country making a difference.

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