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 14 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!
Our Ponies Made the "Nice List"!
Willa wants to remind you that she and all her four-legged friends have been good boys and girls this year and to keep them in mind when doing your holiday shopping! Next time you are in the barn, be sure to look for our Horse Wish List Tree. Take a tag and have some fun shopping for the item listed on the back OR return the tag with cash, check, or credit card information for the specified item. *If you are confused by the item listed on the tag, please contact UpReach staff at (603) 497-2343!*
*Please note that your donation is tax-deductible!! If you would like a donation receipt, please be sure to include your name and mailing address so we can receipt you for your item or cash donation. Mail gift certificates or payment to UpReach TRC PO Box 355 Goffstown, NH 03045 or drop it off next time you are at the barn!*
Purchasing Holiday Gifts on Amazon.com? Shop through Amazon Smile!
What's Amazon Smile? It's just like the regular old Amazon.com except .5% of your purchase will be donated to UpReach! Here's what to do: visit www.smile.amazon.com and log in using your Amazon.com log in information. On the next screen search for "UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center" and select! Then you're all set and .5% of your purchases will be donated back to UpReach! Thank you!
Michelle Robinson: Volunteer Term 1!
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 Michelle Robinson - Volunteer of Term 1! 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!