WITH HORSES, MAKING FORWARD STRIDES
Shepard Meadows is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation located on a tranquil 26 acre farm in Bristol, CT with the mission to support the growth and well-being of all individuals, including those with special needs, by providing Equine-Assisted Services (EAS) in a safe, caring and professional environment.
Our vision is to bring the beauty and peace of our farm into the lives of the participants and families who visit, as well as our whole community – while helping people grow through accessible and compassionate programming.
Our Programs & Services
As a nonprofit, we rely on our many volunteers to help us be successful! Whether you individually have time or want to organize a group project, we have a job for you!
Donations from individuals, corporate partners, and foundations help ensure we are not only sustainable, but also allow us to grow our programming and maintain our facility.
September 11, 2023
Program runs for 10 weeks ending on November 18th
Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 3rd from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Come one, come all! No fee. Meet the horses, tour the farm, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies, crafts for kids!
Extended Fall Session
December 4, 2023
Program is 3-4 weeks and finishes on December 22nd.
Winter 1 Session
Beginning January 8th and running for 5 weeks.
Mounted and Unmounted horsemanship lessons.
Shepard Meadows is a very special place. We are unique in our programming, providing a variety of services to meet individual needs in a non-traditional and innovative way. Our services are important and often life-changing, all in partnership with our therapy horses. Our vision is to bring the peace and tranquility of our farm into the lives of our participants and their families who visit us. Program revenue is one-third of the actual cost of running the farm and caring for our therapy herd. We couldn't operate without the help of individual donors and foundational support. Your support is important to us. Please consider donating today!
Your gift makes an everlasting difference!
“My son has Autism Spectrum Disorder, as a family we felt hopeless as to where to turn for resources to help him get the services he needed to reach his full potential. The programs at Shepard Meadows have
been life changing.”