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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.

 

What's New!

Natural Horsemanship Clinic-Intro to Parelli

Saturday, March 14 from 10am-1pm located at the UpReach barn
Presenter: Laura Inman, Level 3 Parelli, PATH, Intl. advanced therapeutic riding instructor, Healing Hope Farm, LLC
Cost: $25.00

Imagine the endless possibilities of having a deep, meaningful, and successful connection with your horse. Begin a journey exploring the natural relationship-based approach of horsemanship, focusing on strategies for keeping horses calm, connected, and responsive on lunge line. Discuss and try problem solving solutions to maintain a safe environment, allowing for better communication and skill development between horse and human. The clinic consists of a brief classroom presentation, instructor demonstrations, and plenty of hands-on practice implementing skills discussed. All levels of horse experience are welcome. For questions or to sign up, please contact Allison at (603) 497-2343 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Equine First Aid Clinic

Saturday, March 28 from 1-3pm located at the UpReach barn
Presenter: Dr. Matthew Cobb, DVM, Candray Pet Care Center
Cost: $20.00

Peace of mind and confidence to help your horse in a time of emergency are essential when every minute counts. Explore both emergency and general first aid practices to care for a horse when found with a major or minor problem. Learn about commonly used medications and how to properly administer them as well as review all around best practices for taking care of a horse in distress. All levels of horse experience are welcome. For questions or to sign up, please contact Allison at (603) 497-2343 or via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

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!

 

 

 

 

UpReach is proud to be a PATH International Premier Accredited Center