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Southern Campus’ Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship seeking votes in nationwide contest


The Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship is one of 78 equine therapy centers nominated for a nationwide contest to win a Gypsy horse and is calling on members and friends of Bobcat Nation for their votes.

LexLin Gypsy Ranch in Tennessee is sponsoring the Gypsy Gift contest, which is open to Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) Premier accredited or member centers. Seventy-eight centers were nominated for the contest, and the 20 centers that receive the most votes will win a Gypsy horse.

Voting continues through noon on Thursday, June 15, and individuals may vote once per day. 

As of Friday, May 12, the Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship had the 33rd most votes out of the 78 centers eligible for the contest. To vote for the Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, visit https://a.pgtb.me/JJXXDp and click on the bar below the center’s listing. The Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship is located on the second page of nominated centers, which could change as votes accumulate.  

Part of the Southern Campus’ Equine Studies Program, the Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship is an accredited PATH International Premier Center. Ohio University Southern is one of only five universities approved to certify therapeutic riding instructors, and students enrolled in the program come from throughout the country to learn about therapeutic horsemanship and equine-assisted learning. 

According to the center’s nomination form, winning a Gypsy horse would allow the center to offset the loss of some of its older horses that have been retired, continue to serve its current riders/participants, which include small children and veterans, and increase those that is able to serve. The center’s riders/participants include individuals with various challenges, from physical and mental challenges to social and behavioral challenges. 

For more information about the Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship, visit https://www.facebook.com/ohpctr/.