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Personal Ponies

Organizational Information

Parent Organization

Simple Blessings Therapy Farm

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization

A unique non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the physical,social,emotional,behavioral,& cognitive functioning of children & adults by providing animal assisted therapy & activities, as well as attending numerous community events. We also raise, train & place tiny shetlands as companions to people with special needs.

History of Organization

The national non-profit Personal Ponies, Ltd. was established in 1987 by Marianne Alexander. Personal Ponies now has programs in all 50 states, Canada and has recently expanded overseas. Simple Blessings Farm has been offering services locally since 2001.

Accreditations and Licenses

Our director, Nancy, attended IUP, majoring in Speech Pathology/Audiology & Education of Exceptional Students. She is also a Licensed Practical Nurse & received certification in Animal Assisted Therapy Practice from University of Michigan School of Nursing. Community Director of Personal Ponies,Ltd. Southwestern Pennsylvania


Personal Ponies,Ltd. National Non-Profit

Legal Structure

Non-profit corporation

Funding Sources

Local Funding comes strictly from Private Donations

Contact Information

Key Leader(s)

Nancy Patterson-Uhron -  Director

Contact Person(s)

Nancy Patterson-Uhron - Director

Contact Number(s)

724-762-8159 - Telephone

Contact Email(s)

Web Addresses - national non-profit

Primary Address

248 South Lytle Road
Shelocta, PA, 15774

Service Information

Service Area

Indiana,Armstrong,Westmoreland Counties

Service Description

Animal Assisted Therapy

Autistic Services

Behavioral Support

Elder Services

Training Seminars in Animal Assisted Therapy

Bereavement Support


ponies, animal therapy, bereavement support, behavioral, learning support, autistic, autism, horses

Available Hours

Hours by Appt.

Fees/Cost for Services

contact for information-scholarships available...fees vary based on services provided.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments

Contact the Director

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility


Languages Spoken or Available

English, Spanish

Speaker Available


Volunteer Use


Volunteer Need


Volunteer Description

training ponies, grooming animals, assisting on community outings such as parades & nursing home/school/farm visitations, website development, fundraising, animal rescue & rehabilitation, student mentors, volunteer animal handlers during therapy sessions, developing new & innovative programs