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CVG’s Mini Horses Win Award

Posted On December 05, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

The therapy miniature horse program at the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport has earned an award. Photo by CVG.

(Hebron, Ky.) – It’s a sight you probably don’t expect to see when your passing through any airport.

The Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport began welcoming in miniature therapy horses to the airport’s terminal in 2016. Twice a month, Seven Oaks Farm trots the animals into the airport to help ease passenger’s anxiety about flying. It is also a nod to Kentucky’s equestrian history.

On Monday, Airport Council International – North America recognized the mini horse program at CVG as the best customer service program.

The therapy horses will typically wear CVG vests or festive costumes. This month, travelers can probably expect them to be decked out for Christmas.

Seven Oaks Farm is a nonprofit organization providing the program free of charge to the airport with a mission to “provide mobile therapeutic services to children and adults through equine assisted activities leading to positive mental, emotional and physical benefits.”

Fans of the program can donate to Seven Oaks Farm at www.therapyhorses.com/donate.

“Each donation to Seven Oaks Farm Miniature Therapy Horses goes a long way into furthering our mission, impacting those in our community and bringing love, joy and hope to those in the greater Cincinnati area,” said Lisa Moad, Seven Oaks Farm.

You can follow the horses and when they’ll visit CVG on Twitter at @ittybittyhorses or using #therapyhorses.

CVG won honorable mentions from ACI for other programs, including Public Relations Campaign, Newsletters, Brand Identity, and Website.