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Sensational Kids bring new Hippotherapy service to Co. Kildare

Sensational Kids bring new Hippotherapy service to Co. Kildare

County Kildare LEADER Partnership are pleased to award funding of €7,863.30 to Sensational Kids for a new Hippotherapy Project.

Hippotherapy uses the movement of horses as a strategy for occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists to address impairments, functional limitations and disabilities.

Sensational Kids Occupational Therapist Laura Kelly completed specialist training in the USA and will be bringing her skills to the project which will operate from JAG Equestrian in Rathmore.

Funding under the Rural Development Programme (LEADER) will go towards special equipment to kickstart the project. A customised mounting block has been commissioned and a ceiling hoist will be installed.

Sensational Kids CEO Karen Leigh commented “We are delighted to partner with County Kildare LEADER partnership to bring this unique therapy to children with disabilities Kildare and the region.

Kildare Local Community Development Committee approved the funding. The decision makers complemented the leadership and innovation shown by Sensational Kids, now in it’s 10th year in operation.

Rural Development Officer with CKLP, Helen Mulhall said that the project is a shining example of social inclusion in rural development. A local social enterprise and rural business are coming together to provide accessible and affordable therapy service for families and children with disabilities.

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