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Communication Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Thorncroft families, volunteers, supporters and staff,
 
Considering recent developments surrounding the coronavirus, we all have concerns about the health of our community. While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 in our community or in Chester County, we are in contact with the Chester County Department of Health to ensure we are taking necessary preventative measures and to plan in the event of a regional outbreak. The Chester County Department of Health recommends the following protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
 
  • Staying home when you, your rider or family member is sick. If anyone has an elevated fever, we ask that you stay home until they have a normal temperature for over 24 hours without the use of medication.
  • Clean hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use alcohol based sanitizer (60-95% ethyl alcohol if soap and water are unavailable)
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or flexed elbow.
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes and nose.
  • Clean surfaces frequently, such as countertops, light switches, doorknobs, cell phones and other frequently touched areas. Most household cleaners, such as bleach wipes or alcohol, will kill the virus.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu like symptoms.
  • Stay home and consult a healthcare provider if you are sick.
 
We have been diligent in cleaning and disinfecting common surfaces at Thorncroft. We ask you to use the hand sanitizer placed outside of entry doors before you walk through the main entrance. The health and safety of our riders and community is of paramount importance. We will be in touch with any new developments. Please call us at the Farm with any questions at 610.644.1963. 
 
Thank you for your continued support of the Farm,
Tiffany C. Meyer
Interim Executive Director

Sharon Wilsie Returns April 19, 2020-Cancelled

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Dear Friends of Thorncroft,
 
In light of the updated social distancing guidelines, the Horse Speak clinic with Sharon Wilsie scheduled for April 19th must be canceled.  
 
We are all so disappointed but must adhere to the guidelines for the safety and well being of our community. 
 
We will be rescheduling her visit to next April (2021) and will have a fine-tuned date in the near future.  
 
Since you have paid for this clinic in full we have 3 options to consider in regards to the fees already rendered.  
 
1) Donate the paid fee to the farm  
 
2) Take a credit that can be used for future clinics.
 
3) Request a full refund. P
 
Please let us know what your preference is in handling these paid fees.  
 
Don't worry...you will all have priority registration and a secured spot in next year's clinic.  
 
However, we will be back in touch with how to register for 2021 once the date is secured. 
 
Should you decide to donate your clinic fee you will receive a tax donation receipt for the full amount. 
 
Thank you in advance for this consideration.
 
So that is the bad news.... the good news is that Sharon has offered to do a 2hr live webinar on Sunday, April 19th, 9:30-11:30! 
 
The cost is $29.95 and all registrations will be taken through the Horse Speak website. (The link to the site is detailed below).  
 
Sharon also offers a number of other online classes and many are free.  Please do not let this blip in time interfere with your learning and desire to connect to horses. 
It is unfortunate that we can't be together to watch her interact live but there is so much information on her website.  You will learn a lot from the comfort of your own home!
 
Be well,
Carolyn, Lynn, Maddie, Tiffany, Sharon & Laura Wilsie and the Thorncroft Family
 
 

PA Special Olympics - 2019 Summer Games

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Congratulations to our Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes on their outstanding accomplishments at this year's PA Summer Games! A special thank you to our coaches, volunteers, and families for their support and commitment to our riders.

  • Gold Medals=7
  • Silver Medals=3
  • Bronze Medals=2
  • 4th Place Ribbons=5
  • 5th Place Ribbons=3

 

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