Ever After Equine will provide no cost equine experiences to siblings of
children with chronic health disorders. The emphasis behind this program is to
allow the space for the "other" child to cope, build confidence, and reduce
stress through horses. Children will be provided with a 1:1 session with an
equine professional and also be invited to a summer camp event with children who
are also experiencing similar stressors. Ever After Equine will serve families
throughout Southern Wisconsin and then open it's door to families that are
receiving care at one of the hospitals in Dane County.
This mission is near and dear to my heart as I was the "other" child standing by while my sibling struggled with a very rare autoimmune disorders that left him hospitalized the majority of his adolescence. Most families are not prepared to deal with the mental health aftermath of this type of a crisis. I was fortunate that my family had the ability to purchase a horse, in which I fully devoted myself to. My horse served as my companion, my therapist, and was there when I needed him the most. The lessons I learned from this experience are larger than words. Now, I am incredibly blessed to be in a position to use my equine knowledge and my mental health education to provide equine experiences for children who would also benefit.
By support our Paving the Way for Kids Campaign your donor brick will be featured in a new entryway to the stables. Funds raised through this campaign will be used to create a new, more accessible entry as well cover overhead to get this program up and running . There are many options to choose for your brick! Remembering a special horse in your life or an unforgettable person; sharing your favorite quote; or having your family or business name engraved. Whatever you chose it will be front and center to be remembered for years to come.
There are 3 different donor levels listed below and are represented by the size of brick you select. We are hoping to get this projected started as soon as possible.
Thank you so much for your consideration!