Kathy Blanton Memorial Scholarship Fund
Family and friends have set up the Kathy Blanton Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of Kathy Blanton.
“Kathy was an early beneficiary of therapeutic riding, and we want to give others facing similar obstacles the same opportunity at Windrush that Kathy was so fortunate to have.” commented siblings Cheryl and Russel Blanton.”
Kathy survived contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis as a child, but struggled with its profound physical and intellectual disabling effects throughout her life. “Participating in Windrush’s therapeutic riding program for over fifteen years, Kathy achieved goals and experienced amazing growth in her overall physical and emotional capabilities, commented Cheryl Blanton. Kathy Blanton was a very special client at Windrush farm” said CEO Janet Nittmann “we will always remember her radiant smile and her enthusiasm for competing in the Special Olympics. We are so grateful to the Blanton family for setting up this scholarship in her memory.”
Mark Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund
Friends and family have established the Mark Perry Memorial Scholarship to honor the memory of Mark, a beloved equine dentist who practiced up and down the East coast and was known widely for his caring and professional care of hundreds of horses. Mark cared for the horses at Windrush Farm and several other therapeutic riding centers. He understood the value of therapeutic riding and horse-related activities for children and adults facing physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.
The Mark Perry Memorial Scholarship Fund will make it possible for the recipient to benefit from therapeutic riding and horse-related activities at Windrush Farm.