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UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc.

Founded in 1992 by Edie Loeb-Tomasko with two riders and a borrowed horse, UpReach sits on 96 beautiful acres in rural Goffstown, NH.  We have grown to serve approximately 125-150 individuals in varied programming, with 15 equine partners, 6 full-time and 2 part-time staff, and over 120 active volunteers!!

Mission: UpReach is a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to inspiring hope, fostering independence and improving the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of individuals with and without disabilities by partnering with the power of 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.


What's New!

Volunteer Training

Start horsin' around... UpReach needs you! Seeking volunteers ages 14 and older to help out in the barn and/or act as leaders and side walkers in therapeutic riding lessons. Volunteers in lessons must complete training and are needed in hour long time slots Monday - Thurs 10am - 7pm & Friday 10am-2pm. (Barn volunteers do not need to attend training)

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 1-4pm
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 11am-2pm

Taking the Lead

New: *Attendance is required for anyone handling horses in any capacity beginning January 1, 2017* All volunteers are encouraged to attend! UpReach is instituting a change in method for horse handling and leading, called "Taking The Lead." This horse handling/training method teaches all levels of horse handlers to partner with horses under all conditions. In this training you will learn about:

  • Herd dynamics and using clear body language
  • Horses learning desirable behaviors through desensitizing
  • Promoting less stressful environments for the horse
  • Developing trust and partnerships between human and horse
  • Leading with courage and respect
Taking The Lead Training Dates:
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 12:30-2:00pm
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 8:30 - 10:00 am
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 7:00 - 8:30pm
  • Monday, December 19, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:30am
  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016 from 11:00am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 7:00-8:30pm
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2016 from 1:00-2:30pm
  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm
  • Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 11:00am-12:30pm
To sign up please contact Liz Devine, Volunteer Coordinator via (603) 497-2343 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


UpReach is proud to be a PATH International Premier Accredited Center