Challenge Unlimited & Ironstone Therapy Ironstone Farm

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Contact Information

Ironstone Farm
Contact: Deedee O'Brien, Executive Director
Email Address: ironstone1960@gmail.com
Phone: 978-475-4056
Fax: 978-475-4046

450 Lowell Street Andover, MA 01810
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Challenge Unlimited & Ironstone Therapy

Narrative

A therapeutic riding program designed for children and adults with disabilities. Staff CPR trained. Fees also paid for by agencies, public schools, rehabilitation hospitals, respite care and other support organizations. Some insurance reimbursement. Licensed Therapists and instructors.  offers physical and occupational therapy/hippotherapy and Early Intervention. 

Employing horses in a working farm environment, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm provides beneficial therapy 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.

Service Types

  • Camps-Day
  • Disability Awareness
  • Horseback Riding
  • Job Training
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Skills Training
  • Socialization Activities
  • Speech Therapy

Program Type

  • Medical
  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure

Populations Served

  • Allergies
  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Hyper Activity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Birth Defects
  • Blind
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain/Head Injury
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Health Impairment
  • Cleft Lip & Palate
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Deaf
  • Developmental Delay Birth to 3
  • Developmental Disability
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Dual Diagnosis - ID/MI
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epilepsy/seizure Disorder
  • Growth Disorders
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Heart Disorder
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Kidney Disease
  • Language Impairment
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Leukemia
  • Lupus Erythematous
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Disability
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Pain
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Phobia
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Speech Impairment
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

  • Birth to 3
  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59
  • 60 +

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Private Insurance, Personal Funds
  • Licensed By: MA Dept. of Agricult