Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center Inc

"With Horses, Making Forward Strides"

BRISTOL, CT

Mission

To support the growth and well-being of all individuals, including those with special needs, by providing Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in a safe, caring and professional environment.

Ruling Year

2005

Executive Director

Dr. Shelly Whitlock-Pope

Main Address

733 HILL ST

BRISTOL, CT 06010 USA

Keywords

Equine Assisted Activities

EIN

32-0155596

 Number

1919854554

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Our organization is committed to providing caring and professional Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to all individuals. Our programs take place at our beautiful and tranquil 200 year old farm. This unique environment on a hilltop overlooking the city provides the setting for individuals to work with our therapeutic horses. Individuals with physical, developmental and/or emotional special needs find a supportive outlet for growth.

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Our programs

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Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To provide a high quality, safe, compassionate and professional alternative to traditional therapeutic settings.

Our strategies include a professional staff, well-trained and happy horses, a safe environment and community education.

We have the facility, staff and horses to carry out our mission. We have a board of directors who are enthusiastic and supportive, and a business plan to bring us forward.

We will know if we are making progress by meeting our service targets with quality programming.

We have a newly formed Board of Directors and restructuring of staff to move us forward. We will begin a new capital campaign to complete work on our covered arena as well as a new barn with stalls, aisles and a classroom.

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Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center Inc

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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