2015 HRD Champions Gallery
Thorncroft strives to develop the physical and emotional well-being of all who come to the farm.
In an environment of love and respect, Thorncroft helps individuals grow and excel in ways never believed possible.
Thorncroft is committed to helping individuals of all abilities heal, grow and develop through the use of 18 instructors, 34 horses, 2 indoor arenas on 70 acres of open space.
Thorncroft was selected to test a new-patented delivery technology (TransEpi®) that demonstrated success in delivering topical vitamin D in people. Similar to human athletes, horses suffer from low vitamin D. The delivery technology avoids the stomach, which reduces vitamin D absorption and mimics the natural solar delivery of Vitamin D through the skin but without the sun. In people TransEpi® delivered vitamin D even when accompanied by sun protecting ingredients.
Top line results showed all of the horses in the study had substantial increases in Vitamin D, increased energy and improved mood after only 35 days of product application. "This study embodies Thorncroft's vision as a premier leader in enhancing the performance and wellness of horses and people" remarked Marge Gardner, CEO of Avidas Pharmaceuticals, the study’s sponsor. Avidas is collaborating with the Complete Equine Health Service in Coatsville, PA to publish the full study results.