The commitment to horse therapy as a recognized approach supporting treatment for autism spectrum continues – and for this reason, FISE and Fieracavalli, with the support of the EY Foundation, have decided to set aside a preferential slot for the fund-raising campaign during the international appointment with the FEI World Pratoni del Vivaro Championships 15-25 September 2022, when it will be possible to take part in the auction for 8 riding caps designed by Kep Italia – authentic, unique pieces personalised with art work by Federica Crestani.
So, save the date in September at Pratoni del Vivaro for the official closing of the “Riding the Blue – A horse for a friend” crowd-funding campaign on www.retedeldono.it to support one of Fieracavalli’s flagship projects.
The campaign aims to raise funds to finance an inter-regional project involving several Italian equestrian centres – selected thanks to the support of the Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports – and 60 young people with ASD supervised by a regional multidisciplinary team. The activities implemented with the support of the National Association of Parents for People with Autism and the EY Foundation will be based on the method emerging from the Riding the Blue study, an experimental project coordinated by Prof. Leonardo Zoccante and promoted by Fieracavalli with the aim of highlighting the benefits of Assisted Interventions with Horses for children with autism. The entire proceeds of the charity initiative will be donated to Angsa, thereby enabling 60 selected youngsters to access treatment without charge.
Furthermore, thanks to the results of this broader experimentation, it will be possible to confirm the clinical value of research conducted so far, with the ambitious aim of having horse therapy recognized by the National Health Service not merely as a supplementary intervention but as an effective practice in promoting the development of persons with autism.
All the details about the crowd-funding project and campaign are available on: