UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center
Founded in 1992 by Edie Loeb-Tomasko with two riders and a borrowed horse, UpReach sits on 96 beautiful acres in Goffstown, NH. We have grown to serve 75-80 students in varied programming, with 13 equine partners, 5 full-time and 4 part-time staff, and over 120 active volunteers!!
Mission: UpReach is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving the physical, emotional, and psychological development of challenged children and adults through progressive therapies, specifically those centered around the horse.
Vision: Through providing high quality equine assisted learning programs, UpReach strives towards excellence in its field. With the help of our equine friends, we are dedicated to enhancing quality of life for those we serve, by providing challenge, promoting independence, and celebrating success.
New UpReach Program: Equine Facilitated Mental Health!
We're very excited to introduce our newest UpReach program, Equine Facilitated Mental Health! EFMH is an experiential form of psychotherapy and learning for individuals revolving around horses both big and small. Leave the office setting behind and come to the barn to work with licensed clinical mental health counselor Sarah Jane Chaplin and our 15 fabulous ponies! Equine Facilitated Mental Health can help to maximize opportunities for you to understand and explore the way you interact with others, examine and improve your communication skills, strengthen your decision-making abilities, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. Benefits may also include an increase in focus and attentiveness as well as improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence! Please click here to learn more!
Sandy Boyko: Volunteer Term 2!
Volunteers are the backbone of UpReach and without all our fabulous volunteers we would not be able to provide therapeutic equine programs. A BIG THANK YOU to all of our volunteers, especially to Sandy Boyko - Volunteer of Term 2! Visit the Volunteer Recognition Page to see the previous volunteers of the term. For more information on how you can get involved with UpReach, click here!
Calendar Cards January 2015
Thanks to everyone who sold and purchased UpReach Calendar Cards! The money raised from this annual fundraiser supports vital programming. We appreciate your support and congratulations to the raffle winners!
Thursday, January 1: Ray Young Monday, January 19: Lindsey WigginFriday, January 2: Sally & Bill Lyon Tuesday, January 20: Eric & Liz Diener Monday, January 5: Brenda Tucker Wednesday, January 21: Brett CassabooyTuesday, January 6: Sally & Bill Lyon Thursday, January 22: Steve ParrottWednesday, January 7: Gail Kenney Friday, January 23: Garreth ClarkeThursday, January 8: Matthew Jones Monday, January 26: Joyce Madeas
Friday, January 9: Jennifer Soucy Tuesday, January 27: Yelana Fedorovo
Monday, January 12: Karen Brown Wednesday, January 28: Diane Nascimento
Tuesday, January 13: Cathy Benton Thursday, January 29: Pete Nichols
Wednesday, January 14: Brenda Tucker Friday, January 30: Michelle Custance
Thurs, January 15: Jessica RichardsonFriday, January 16: Jeffrey Bart