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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.

Upcoming Events

Winter II

Monday, February 19, 2024

Program runs for five weeks, ending on March 23rd.

Spring Program

Monday, April 8, 2024

Welcome Spring! Spring program runs for nine weeks. Stay tuned for registration information.

Educational Speaker Series

Saturday, January 6, 2024

An Introduction to Equine Gestalt Coaching presented by Center Director, Dr. Shelly Whitlock-Pope. RSVP 2:00 PM in our Learning Center. All welcome!

Volunteer Training

Saturday, February 10, 2024

For new applicants.

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM. Email  volunteer

@shepardmeadows.org

Winter I 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.”
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