Equuvation Inc.

Current Projects

Equuvation Inc. has jumped head-first into a number of innovative projects, designed to propel the therapeutic equine industry into a place of sustainability, efficiency, positivity and educational opportunity.

The Discovery Trail

An equine-accessible, multi-dimensional outdoor sensory experience intended for therapeutic and educational use. The mission is to create an environment for guests of all ages and abilities to: experience the outdoors in a safe and delightful way; reach for and achieve therapeutic and educational goals; and have an opportunity to learn from, and develop a relationship with horses.

Spark* Scholarships

A scholarship program for young riders (age 21 and under) in any discipline who exemplify kindness, a desire to learn, hard work and stewardship in our equestrian communities. Annual clinic, lesson and competition mini-grants are awarded based on an application and review process to riders who are working with an OTTB or rescue/rehab equine. Originally L.L.R.S. of Race2Ring.

EquuFile

A library of resources for participants and professionals in the field of developing and sustaining non-profit equine business. Includes, but is not limited to, a custom database platform, program forms, legal templates, marketing plans, special event recipes, fundraising resources, sensory trail plans, learning tools, visual aids, curriculums and more. Services and materials will be available free of charge to qualified non-profit organizations.

COMPASS

An equine facilitated learning intervention for youth, designed to target skills of self-regulation, communication, self-advocacy, empathy and responsibility. In collaboration with Huntersville Police Dept. and Triple Play Farm, COMPASS seeks to serve those youth who may be considered “at risk”, creating a path to positive behavior through adolescence and early adulthood.

EFP and EFL

EFP {Equine-facilitated Psychotherapy} and EFL {Equine-facilitated Learning} offered by licensed and/or certified professionals, as well as PATH Intl. Certified Equine Specialists; and are designed to positively impact personal growth and development. In addition to creation of these programs, Equuvation works to support other local centers offering EFP and EFL.

Lifecycle of the Horse

An ongoing educational experience that fully explores the Lifecycle of the Horse – from breeding to birth, weaning to handling, early training, “first job,” competitive careers, change in ownership, injuries, retirement and death. Discover how our human interaction with horses has changed the timeline and cycle of these animals, for better and for worse; and how we can do a better job of caring for their natural needs – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

Spectrum Saddle Club

A therapeutic riding concept for children on the spectrum, members will have the opportunity to connect with a horse, learn the basics of horse care and explore foundational riding skills. Utilizing the Discovery Trail at Rocky Creek and arena exercises, SCS members will have opportunities to develop cognitive, emotional and social skills through the love of horses and the sport.

Signature Events

The creation and implementation of unique event concepts, aimed to promote awareness of the horse-human connection, equine-assisted therapies; and to raise funds in support Equuvation's programs and that of other regional organizations. These events include the Alphabet 5K *Run*Walk*Ride* and the Earth Day Dog Walk, both hosted on The Discovery Trail.

The Art of Learning

A unique continuing education series combining a keynote clinician, additional lunchtime workshop and original artist – all for a day of learning, networking and enjoying the equestrian and creative talents of our industry. One inaugural event to be hosted November 11, 2016; followed by two events in 2017. No charge to attend for professionals and/or participants in the field. CEU credits apply for PATH Intl. Therapeutic Instructors and Equine Specialists.