Winter Lesson Block:Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Riding
Monday January 1 - Thursday April 26 , 9:30am - 7:00pm
Event Status: On Going
Ironstone Farm Fees Vary
450 Lowell St
Disability Served: Autism, Brain Injury, Hearing, Intellectual, Mental Health, Physical, Visual
Communities Served: Adult, Teen, Veterans, Youth
Ironstone’s mission is to provide therapeutic, educational and recreational opportunities using horses and the working farm environment to help people achieve optimum quality of life.
Employing horses in a working farm environment, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm provides therapeutic riding for people with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. It uses the horse’s unique ability to enhance a person’s movements and touch a person’s heart, inspiring strength, hope and encouragement. Participants enjoy the aesthetic beauty of the farm while receiving valuable therapeutic services to address their physical and emotional needs.
Each year, lessons are offered in six blocks of eight or nine weeks: Winter, Early Spring, Spring, Summer, Early Fall and Fall (see Lesson Block Calendar).
2017 Riding Lesson Blocks
Winter Block: 8 weeks Jan. 2 to Feb. 25
Early Spring Block: 8 weeks Feb. 27 to April 22
Spring Block: 9 weeks April 24 to June 24
Summer Block: 8 weeks June 26 to Aug. 19
Summer Camp (weekly): 8 weeks June 26 to Aug. 19
Early Fall Block: 9 weeks Aug. 28 to Oct. 28
Fall Block: 8 weeks Oct. 30 to Dec. 23
(Lesson type, No. of riders: Rate per 8-week block / Rate per 9-week block)
Private half hour, 1 rider: $400 / $450
Group, 1 hour, 3 to 6 riders: $320 / $360
Semi-private, 1 hour, 2 riders: $420 / $472
Private, 1 hour, 1 rider: $580 / $652
Friday Night Fun, 6 adult riders: $160 / $160
Evaluation lesson 1 rider $ 40
Single lessons (when available) private, half hour: $60 group, 1 hour: $50 private, 1 hour: $85
Register for Lessons
Each individual enrolling in the Challenge Unlimited programs must provide the office with a registration form and a current year Emergency Authorization and Release of Liability form (available on-line or in the Ironstone Welcome Center). Any individual with a diagnosis must provide a completed physician’s approval form. We also ask that you fill out the requested information on the included evaluation form.
Each year, lessons are offered in six blocks of eight or nine weeks: Winter, Early Spring, Spring, Summer, Early Fall and Fall (see Lesson Block Calendar). After the Evaluation, the office will call the client to set up a time that will be his/her regular weekly appointment for the lesson block in accordance with the recommendations made at the time of the evaluation.
For each block of lessons thereafter, registration and payment are required by the due date on the registration form.