Special Programs Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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Contact Information

Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Contact: Ellie Coolidge-Behrstock, Riding Instructor
Phone: 978-851-5540

500 Livingston Street Tewksbury, MA 01876
Area Served: Northeast

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THE FARM is a non profit organization that provides therapeutic equestrian programs to individuals with disabilities. THE FARM has been certified as a Premier Accredited Riding Center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). It signifies that we meet the rigorous standards necessary to provide excellent therapeutic programs. Horseback riding is a well established therapy for numerous conditions including autism, learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and a variety of many other disabilities. Among the many benefits associated with therapeutic riding are improved balance, flexibility, strength and control of the body. It also helps increase confidence, self esteem and enhances cognitive and emotional skill.

Our fees are $40 per 1/2 hour lesson. We do not accept insurance payments but will provide the proper receipts for the client to submit to their insurance company.

Currently we do have a wait list for programs on the weekends and weekday afternoons after 3:00. There are lesson slots available Tuesday - Friday 9:00 - 2:30.

Service Types

  • Horseback Riding
  • Mental Health
  • Socialization Activities

Program Type

  • Recreation/Arts/Social and Leisure

Populations Served

  • All Disabilities
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavior Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disability
  • Hard of Hearing
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Joint Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Visual Impairment

Ages Served

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

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Accredited By: Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Fees: Personal Funds