2015 Gypsy Gift voting is now closed.
Watch for the announcement on Gypsy Gift 2016 early in 2016!
Thanks for supporting Gypsy Gift and most importantly for supporting PATH accredited therapy centers across the country!
LexLin Gypsy Ranch is excited to introduce our 2nd year of an exciting program called Gypsy Gift™. We matched 10 LexLin Gypsy Horses with Path premiere accredited EAAT centers across the US in 2014 and are looking forward to matching 10 more LexLin Gypsy Horses with centers in 2015 with a goal of 30 Gypsy horses over a 2 year time span. We are also looking to match LexLin Gypsy Horses with sponsors over the next two years to raise and train them for future career placement with PATH accredited centers Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) programs. There are 850+ Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Centers across the US and around the world. Gypsy Gift™ is looking to work specifically with PATH accredited centers. Horses impact and enrich the lives of the developmentally disabled, sick, injured, troubled and developing lives on a daily basis through these programs. We believe Gypsy Horses are ideally suited to this type of work.
Gypsy Gift™ is looking for PATH Intl. accredited centers that would love to add a Gypsy Horse to their program. We also need a sponsor that is willing to invest their time and resources to prepare a young Gypsy Horse with daily care and ground training over 2-3 years for a special career that will impact those in need. Centers may be sponsors for their selected horse if they desire to raise and train the horse themselves. LexLin Gypsy Ranch will donate the sponsored Gypsy Horse to a PATH International accredited center once the 2-3 year sponsorship period has been completed and the horse is considered an appropriate fit for the center. We want to enable nonprofit Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies participants to benefit from the wonderful traits the Gypsy breed has to offer. Over the next three years LexLin Gypsy Ranch’s mission is to donate 30 registered Gypsy Horses (total donation valued in excess of $500,000) to the Gypsy Gift™ program while simultaneously finding eligible sponsors who will train them for approved PATH accredited centers. If one center on average, reaches 25 people on a weekly basis, that gives 30 Gypsy Horses a chance to impact lives 39,000 times in one year alone! Imagine how many lives can be touched over 20+ years with 30 horses!
Read the full Gypsy Gift™ announcement. Available 2015 Gypsy Gift Horses will be announced soon!
From Monday, March 23, 2015 through 12 pm EST May 1, 2015, we are accepting nominations for PATH premiere accredited EAAT centers interested in receiving a Gypsy Horse through Gypsy Gift™. Nominations close at 12 pm EST May 1, 2015 and at 12 pm EST on May 2, 2015 daily voting will begin on LexLin Gypsy Ranch’s Facebook fan page. Daily voting will close at 12 pm EST on August 31, 2015. The top ten PATH accredited centers will be announced at 12 pm EST on Sept 1, 2015. Those ten centers will need to have a representative present on Sept 26, 2015 at our Gypsy Gift presentation during our Annual Gypsy Vanner Horse Open House at LexLin Gypsy Ranch. The top ten PATH accredited centers will be selected to enter the first Gypsy Gift™ drawing in the order of most to least votes to select a horse for their program. They may either select a sponsor affiliated with their center or pair up with an individual wishing to sponsor a horse for 2-3 years prior to donating the horse to the Center. These ten centers will be selected via the following guidelines:
- The top 9 nominated centers with the most fan “likes” on LexLin Gypsy Ranch’s facebook page will be able to select their Gypsy Gift Horse in the order of most to least votes received with the center receiving the most votes making the first Gysy Gift horse selection. Nominations will be posted for daily voting beginning at 12 pm EST May 2, 2015.
- One nominated center in Tennessee will be chosen by LexLin staff to select a horse for their program.
If a center has previously won a Gypsy Horse from LexLin Gypsy Ranch through our Gypsy Gift program they are not eligible to be nominated for a horse the subsequent year. They may however be renominated for Gypsy Gift the year after that.
The 10 Gypsy Gift center recipients must have a representative in attendance at LexLin Gypsy Ranch’s Gypsy Gift presentation to centers during our annual Gypsy Vanner Horse Open House on Sept 26, 2015 in order to receive their horse.
The ten 2015 Gypsy Gift horses will be ready to immediately enter into a lease agreement with the nominated center’s sponsor for 2-3 years before being donated to the center for their program.