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Hunterdon Polo Classic

Fieldview Farm continues their long tradition of raising funds and awareness for local charities with the Hunterdon Polo Classic. (Weather or field condition date – June 13). Fieldview Farm features 150 acres of lush green pastures and farmland, surrounded by stately trees, a lovely garden nursery and equestrian properties. Come and join us for a wonderful afternoon in the picturesque hills of Hunterdon County, enjoying fabulous polo and supporting local charitable causes. The Hunterdon Polo Classic combines the equestrian sport of polo with family friendly tailgating Gates will open at 12:30 for tailgating. The polo match begins at 2 pm.

Reserve your tailgate space through Team Velvet and you support us directly! E-mail Kathy Piparo at kpiparo64@gmail.com to secure a spot.

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May 1, 2021. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Charlie Harrison. He was a special friend of Team Velvet and was well-loved by the staff, horses, the children we serve, and the greater WDVR 89.7 Sergeantsville, NJ / WPNJ 90.5 Easton, PA community which extended across the internet. We will miss him.

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Spring 2021 Fundraiser

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Team Velvet, Inc. took part in a virtual "Take Your Child To Work Day at HSBC. In the past, employees have come and worked at the farm for a day but because of the pandemic, we could only have a few people. So we made this video to be included in the virtual presentation. 

We are a Charitable Organization

Team Velvet, Inc. is a New Jersey non-for-profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, charitable organization providing proven and effective psychological counseling for children ages 5 to 12 with trauma at no cost to the family.

Our program is funded through grants and donations. It is fully staffed by our director and founder, Dr. Susan Edwards, Psychologist and Ph.D., and our tireless group of volunteers.

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Childhood Trauma

 

Each day there is a child who experiences the death of a loved one, witnesses violence, is victimized by crime or intense bullying, disfigured by an accident, or other countless events - all resulting in severe childhood trauma.  In the extreme, child trauma may cause flashbacks, blackouts, and may result in severe and harmful physical behavior.

Team Velvet, Inc. provides multi-modal horse therapy for traumatized children ages 5-12 with psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards.  Therapy horses may be involved in interactive games, kick a soccer ball, dance or be taught liberty performance.  Children do not ride the horses; they interact while working toward goals of increased self-esteem and resiliency over adverse childhood events.

Our successful, continuing counseling service is located on our farm in Flemington, NJ. If you have any questions whatsoever (about our history, therapy methods, potential therapy costs (if any) beyond insurance coverage, success stories, to arrange a visit to our farm, etc.) see our "Contact Us" page on how to contact Dr. Edwards directly.

 

In this first episode of the "Women Who Inspire Series," Dr Susan Edwards shares her expertise and experience with this amazing therapy, the fastest-growing modality of therapy in the world today.  As an added bonus, she shares her personal inspirations - inspirations that have guided her personally and professionally. Her inspirations include: favorite writers, mentors, the goodness network, and love.

The podcast is hosted by Claudine Wolk who co-hosts Lets Talk! on WDVR radio 89.7 in Sergeantsville, N.J.

Virtual Visits with Velvet Friendship Gr

Virtual Visits With Velvet will be scheduled soon.

If interested in enrolling a child or for more information e-mail sedwardsnj@earthlink.net or call 609-924-4330

Sessions are just $10 per child and are conducted from the farm.

Team Velvet recently took part in a 30-Day Horseshine Challenge.

The horses were given Horseshine, a product from Omega Fields for one month.

"I am amazed at the qualitative difference in our three therapy horse herd in this short time. All three horses show more shine, thickness and improved texture after we followed the recommended feeding guidelines by weight. All of the improved in appearance which is significant as they started out as beautiful horses," said Dr. Susan Edwards. 

See the blog on Omega Field's website.

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YOU Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child

 

The continued success of Team Velvet depends on generous contributors like you.  We are in urgent need of funds  to ensure our continuing operation.  Your donation provides therapy scholarships for children and help feed and care for our therapy horses.  Your dollars can help to heal a child's heart and mind, one smile at a time. 

 

Tax-deductible monetary contributions can be made through our "Go Fund Me" campaign and PayPal via our "Tax Deductible Donations" web page.

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Click on image to see our Virtual Farm Tour on Youtube