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Special thanks to Kistler-Tiffany

Since 1998 Thorncroft has been the grateful recipient of gifts from the Kistler-Tiffany Foundation. On April 5, 2017 Saunders and Sallie were invited to their annual fundraising event where they were asked to share Thorncroft’s mission and work with many new friends. Special thanks from Thorncroft to Kistler-Tiffany for this wonderful opportunity!

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Thorncroft Honored by Phillies Charities at Annual Holiday Giving Party


The Philadelphia Phillies Charities recently honored Thorncroft, along with several other non-profit organizations, at their annual Holiday Giving Party, which took place on December 14th, 2015. Each organization was recognized as a Community Hero and awarded with a generous grant.

The grant money received by Thorncroft will go directly to the Peter Quick Memorial Fund, established by Board Members George Rubin and Perc Moser, in memory of Pete Quick, a Thorncroft Board Member and Vietnam Vet who recently passed away. The Peter Quick Memorial Fund was founded to enable Veterans to participate in Thorncroft’s equine therapy program.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Phillies Charities and honored to have been selected as one of their Community Heroes,” Sallie Dixon remarked. “Our Military Veterans deserve access to services and therapy that will help with their continued recovery, and we are proud to be able to offer this support.”

Thorncroft Center Takes the Lead

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.

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Hermès Presents Thorncroft EC with Ten Hermès Saddles

December 1, 2015

It was a very special day when James Sardelli, Senior Equestrian Account Executive at Hermès, arrived at Thorncroft Equestrian Center, one of the Country’s oldest therapeutic riding programs. He brought with him ten Hermès saddles: a combination of the iconic Senlis, Essentielles, Corlandus, Victoria, and Steinkraus. The Farm, which has been serving individuals with and without disabilities for almost 50 years, has been in need of new equipment.

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