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Mary Ann Plankinton Named to Board of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy

Mary Ann PlankintonMary Ann Plankinton, a partner with the law firm Gawthrop Greenwood, PC, has been named to the board of directors of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy, a nonprofit organization in Chester Springs, PA, that provides therapeutic horseback riding (also known as “equine-facilitated therapy”).

Licensed in Delaware and Pennsylvania and with more than 20 years’ experience, Plankinton has a multijurisdictional practice focusing both on family law, including divorce, support, custody, and adoption, as well as estate planning and estate administration. In addition to her regular practice, she is a trained mediator and has successfully mediated cases in Pennsylvania and Delaware for family law disputes and estate matters. She also is a former board member of the Delaware SPCA, and as a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, she was instrumental in supporting Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) in Southern Chester County and continues to support this cause.

About Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy

The mission of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with cognitive, physical, emotional or behavioral disabilities by providing them with affordable therapeutic horseback riding and associated special education of the highest possible quality, in a warm, safe and familiar environment.

Hope Springs is a fiscally self-sufficient premier provider of professional horse-assisted therapy, focused on reaching and serving a growing number of individuals with disabilities while maintaining its intimate community-based environment. For more information, visit



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