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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.

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Our Programs & Services

We 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.

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Get Involved

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Support Us

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.

Birdies for Charity!

Help us reach our goal of raising $25,000 during Birdies for Charity by June 23, 2024.  For every dollar you generously donate to us, it will be automatically matched by a 15% bonus!  

Upcoming Events

Spring Program

Monday, April 8, 2024

Welcome Spring! Spring program runs for nine weeks. Registration is on-going, call NOW

860-314-0007, x 102

Women's Gestalt Group

Beginning  Thursday, April 25th and running for 10 weeks 6:00-7:30 PM

Pre-registration required and limited.  Contact us to register.

Grant Funded, No Fee

Volunteer Training

Saturday, June 8, 2024

For new applicants.

12:00-2:30 PM. Visit our Volunteer Page for more information or email us

Family Fun Day

Saturday, June 15, 2024

from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

If you know someone who rides with us, join them on a trail ride through our meadow on Family Fun Day!

Contact us to reserve your spot.

Open Barn Day

Monday, July 8, 2024

from 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Tour the farm, meet the horses, learn about our programs, and learn about how to volunteer!  For more information, contact us.

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.”
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