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Pony Tails

Tails!from Three Sisters Farm- Home of Pony Power Therapies


January / February! 2010 Newsletter v. 1.9

!CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING:


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Rider of the Month: Michael Wasserman

Horse of the Month: Matt

Volunteer of the Month: Pat Rowan


News From the Farm
Winter Recess - Although therapy lessons are not currently being held due to the
cold weather, the office is still busy with scheduling and organizing.! We have been dili-
gently preparing for the upcoming Golf and Tennis Outing and the launch of our Horses
for Heroes Program (see below).! If you are interested in either of these events please
go to our website, www.ponypowernj.org !or call the office 201-934-1001.! We will be
conducting volunteer training during the month of February and all during the Spring
semester.! We are especially in need of volunteers with horse handling experience. !
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A special thanks to Ken Zushma and his FemGineers, an all female engineering club,
for constructing our new mounting block. !!
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Congratulations to the Pony Clubbers who showed at Whisper Wind Farm on January
24th.!!Christina Kourgelis won Reserve Champion in the Puddle Jumpers on Color Co-
de,!Sophie Celentano!won Grand Champion in the Cross Rail Hunter Division on her
pony Rascal and Sydney Spett won Reserve Champion in the High/Low Jumper Divi-
sion on Major.! Everyone who showed and came to help did a great job and we are
proud of you all.!
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Spring Semester - There are still a few available riding times in the Spring if you have not
yet signed up. The Spring Semester begins March 1st. We are welcoming back our school
groups: The Childrens Therapy Center with three classes, the Clarendon school in Secaucus, and
Kinnelons self contained classroom. Further the Washington South - Emerson Annex and The
Norman A. Bleshman Regional Day School in Paramus both of whom are part of Bergen County
Special Services will be participating through scholarships given by Pony Power Therapies along
with a grant from the State of New Jersey, Bergen County and the Recreational Opportunities for
Individuals with Disabilities Program.
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Pony Power Horses for Heroes Program - It is official! March 1st is the start date for our Horses
for Heroes program serving veterans. Pony Power is collaborating with the Recreational Thera-
pists from the VA hospital in Lyons, NJ and we have identified our first group of four riders who
are veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The riders will come for six one hour sessions and will
have both mounted and unmounted activities. These participants are struggling with major is-
sues including PTSD, Depression, and reintegration into society. This first phase of the Horses
for Heroes program will be funded through a grant received from the Wal Mart Foundation.
Thank you Elana Shapiro for securing this grant. Pony Power will be providing this service at no
cost to military service veterans and intends to continue with semesters in the late spring,
summer and fall. If you are interested in donating to Horses for Heroes please visit our website
www.ponypowernj.org or call the office 201-934-1001.
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!Golf and Tennis!Outing


May 3rd at Montammy Country Club
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Pony Power Therapies will be holding a golf and tennis outing to benefit the horses and
programs at Pony Power Therapies as well as launching the new Horses for Heroes
Program on May 3, 2010 at the private Montammy!Country Club in Alpine, NJ.! Space is
limited and players will enjoy a host of competitions including a Hole in One contest with
a Cadillac courtesy of Mahwah Cadillac as the prize.! Look for your Save the Date in the
mail.! Invitations will be sent in March.! We are!looking for Sponsors.! Sponsor forms
can be foundon our webiste www.ponypowernj.org.
Look for us On
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Pony Power Therapies now has an Ebay account and can earn money for our organization by selling
items.! We can also earn money via auction seller donations and direct donations.! Please bookmark our
page as we will have various items for sale throughout the year.! Pony Power Therapies Inc
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Help support Pony Power Therapies fundraising efforts by joining!TD Bank Affinity Membership Pro-
gram. TD Bank will make an annual donation to Pony Power Therapies based on the average balance of!
personal or business accounts.! Eligible accounts include checking, savings, money markets, certificates
of deposit and retirement accounts.! There is NO COST to you!! All information is completely confiden-
tial and will not be shared with Pony Power. For more information contact our office or call Franklin
Lakes TD branch manager Greg Scher at (201) 847-1251.! We need 50 participants to start earning
money. Please sign up today!
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! Thanks!

Thanks to our Adopt a Horse families.


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!Kenneth and Elizabeth Zushma of Kinnelon!- Adopted CC and Maya
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Mateo Family!of Mahwah!- Adopted Big R

Manfredi Family of Ridgefield Park- Adopted Champagne


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Edward and Rita Conway and Evelyn and Leo Viniar - Adopted Patrick

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These generous contributions help with the tremendous cost of keeping our four-legged partners healthy
and happy.! We have many more lesson horses who are looking for an adopted family.! The horses are
now looking for their 2010 Adoptive Families.! Make an appointment to come out to the farm and meet the
horses.
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Our Mission
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Pony Power Therapies was founded to provide equine assisted activities to children and
adults with autism, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, emotional disabilities, developmental
delays, victims of trauma and abuse and multiple handicaps.

Through a safe, nurturing environment, riders on horseback can gain more flexibility, bal-
ance and muscle strength. On the ground and in a group individuals can explore and de-
velop unique relationships with the horse which can lead to increased confidence, patience
and self-esteem and foster feelings of independence and pride.
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Board of Directors
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!John Celentano
Jeff Cohen
Kristin Kulik-Peters
Barbara Ripston
Cheryl Welch, DVM
Susan Viniar
Dana Spett
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!Pony Power Therapies Inc! 1170 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430 (201) 934-
1001 info@ponypowernj.org

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