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Inaugural 5K Trail Run for Thorncroft deemed a success!



 Thursday, August 30th was a great day for Thorncroft as we launched our first 5K Trail Run, Walk and Ride on the grounds of the Farm. 150 people registered to participate in the event that took them on a tour of the 70 acres of our pastures and fields. The participants were pleased with how well organized the event was, and the runners were surprisingly challenged by the course. The finish led participants through the barn to meet the horses, and out to the grazing area near the North arena where they were treated to a beer (if they were over 21) which was graciously donated by Stable 12 Brewery in Phoenixville. Rita’s Water Ice and Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen were on hand to provide delicious treats for all who attended the event. As Martin M. a participant shared with us post-race, “The inaugural Thorncroft trail run was a distinct success! The local event calendar is crowded with mediocre 5K outings, all touting a "worthy" cause, with a stable of devoted supporters. I'd like to thank Thorncroft for producing an event worthy of a red-letter day on my calendar for 2019!” We look forward to hosting the second annual 5K next year!


Thank You PECO, “811” Golfers and Sponsors

Bagel811Thorncroft was thrilled to be the beneficiary of the 2nd Annual “811” Golf Classic held on June 25, 2018, at Honeybrook Golf Club. Bagel, the pony, was on hand to take receipt of the very generous check gifted to Thorncroft from the participants and sponsors of the event. PECO, the parent company of 811 has a long-term relationship with Thorncroft and hosts a day of service here annually.

On behalf of the entire Thorncroft community, we wish to express our sincerest of thanks to all our friends at PECO and all involved with the event. Your donation will have an immediate and direct impact on the Farm, the riders, the horses and our volunteers. Thank you!

PA Special Olympics - 2018 Summer Games


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


Philadelphia Union Charity of the Match

Thank you to the Philadelphia Union and Philadelphia Insurance Companies for choosing Thorncroft as their Charity of the Match for the game on August 25th against the New England Revolution. It was a win for both Thorncroft and the Union!

Thorncroft Center Takes the Lead

Thorncroft was selected to test a new-patented delivery technology (TransEpi®) that demonstrated success in delivering topical vitamin D in people. Similar to human athletes, horses suffer from low vitamin D. The delivery technology avoids the stomach, which reduces vitamin D absorption and mimics the natural solar delivery of Vitamin D through the skin but without the sun. In people TransEpi® delivered vitamin D even when accompanied by sun protecting ingredients.

Top line results showed all of the horses in the study had substantial increases in Vitamin D, increased energy and improved mood after only 35 days of product application. "This study embodies Thorncroft's vision as a premier leader in enhancing the performance and wellness of horses and people" remarked Marge Gardner, CEO of Avidas Pharmaceuticals, the study’s sponsor. Avidas is collaborating with the Complete Equine Health Service in Coatsville, PA to publish the full study results.

Read full article here.

Good News!

We won "Best Horse Back Riding 2017" from Mainline Media News!

2017 Mainline Medianews Award