Horseback Riding

Fall Lesson Block:Therapeutic & Recreational Horseback Riding

Monday October 29 - Sunday December 22 , 12:00am - 12:00am

Event Status: On Going

Ironstone Farm Fees Vary
450 Lowell St
Andover, MA


Disability Served: Autism, Brain Injury, Hearing, Intellectual, Mental Health, Physical, Visual

Communities Served: Adult, Teen, Veterans, Youth


Ironstone Farm (Challenge Unlimited)

Contact Name: Silvia Dieckow, Program Director

Phone: 978-475-4056

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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. The 2018 Fall Block runs for 8 weeks from Oct. 39 to Dec. 22

(Lesson type, No. of riders: Rate per 8-week block)
Private half hour, 1 rider: $400
Group, 1 hour, 3 to 6 riders: $320
Semi-private, 1 hour, 2 riders: $420
Private, 1 hour, 1 rider: $580
Friday Night Fun, 6 adult riders: $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.