NAZARETH, Pa. – The Equi-librium remedy heart is elevating cash – and glasses of mint julep – for its equine remedy applications with a Kentucky Derby-themed fundraiser Saturday night 4:30-7:30.
Partygoers will collect within the farm’s indoor area to look at the reside telecast of the race, bid on their picks to win through a Calcutta public sale, and present of their finery in contests for fancy hats and dapper menswear.
Equi-librium’s government director Jessie Shappell and board president Maggie Murphey joined 69 Information within the studio to speak in regards to the Derby social gathering and the way the farm’s applications assist people enhance their bodily cognitive and emotional well being.
Remedy applications on the heart’s 18-acre farm, situated at 524 Fehr Rd., assist people who find themselves coping with quite a lot of points, together with autism, ADHd, Prader-Willi syndrome, stroke, and language impairments. The middle additionally supplies coaching services and horses for Northampton’s Particular Olympics workforce.
Horses are particularly good for psychological well being points, mentioned Shappell, “as a result of they act as a mirror.” She mentioned the horses react and work together in very apparent methods, “and for lots of contributors who’ve bother studying social cues from different folks, that is a fantastic studying device.”
Tickets to the occasion are $95 on the door. Dressing in your most interesting derby apparel just isn’t obligatory however positively inspired.
For more information, name (610) 365-2266 or go to equi-librium.org.