Photo by Emma Nicholls - From left: Diana Nikov, Owner of Herd Dynamics and Co-Founder of Hooves for Happiness. Zorro, age four miniature pony. Stephanie Jensen of Connect Equine Assisted Learning Center, Co-Founder of Hooves for Happiness. The trio were on-site Saturday answering questions and spreading awareness for their cause.
AJAX - Just north of Taunton Road in Ajax lies a little piece of hoovy heaven.
On Sat. June. 25, local residents had the opportunity to attend the first Hooves for Happiness fundraiser at a small stable on Salem Road.
Starting at 9 a.m., people could meet miniature horses and purchase items from local vendors to support the community cause.
“People can come and meet and greet the ponies, brush and learn about them,” said Diana Nikov, Owner of Herd Dynamics and Co-Founder of Hooves for Happiness.
Nikov said she’s trying to raise enough money to have the mini horses come out into the community for events where people may need a little cheering up, and to help fund the Equine Assisted Learning Program to help individuals who can’t afford it on their own.
For more information about Hooves for Happiness initiatives and future events, please visit their website at www.findyourherd.com .
Watch the video below for the full interview with Nikov, and see more pictures from the event.