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UPHA and Equitate Help to Make A Wish Come True!

Wishes do come true! The United Professional Horsemen's Association and Equitate, in Ixonia Wisconsin, helped to make the wish to take a horseback riding lesson of a special little girl named Abigail to come true.

Make-A-Wish has granted hundreds of thousands of life-changing wishes to children battling critical illnesses. Wishes are more than just a nice thing. They are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. A wish come true helps children feel stronger, more energetic, more willing, and able to battle their critical illnesses.

UPHA is the Official Horse Wish Grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, America. Nancy Becker is the liaison between the two organizations, and helped organize the efforts for young Abigail's dream to come true.

Bridget Ward and Sheri Brandl of Equitate welcomed Abigail and her parents to their farm and introduced them to IRS, their super Morgan school horse, that would help with this wish.

From the start, Abigail was all smiles and jumped right in like a natural equestrian! She learned all about the tools used for grooming and enjoyed helping to get IRS ready for her ride. Her parents even jumped in to help with grooming and couldn't stop complimenting IRS' calm demeanor and shiny coat.

From grooming to riding to helping with the turn-out, the best times were enjoyed with this incredible young lady.

Equitate would like to thank UPHA, Nancy Becker, and Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. "We are so honored that we were asked to help make a wish come true! For all of us at Equitate, it was so humbling and beyond rewarding to have been a part of this."

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