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From Our Trailer to Tack Room – Help us grow!

Campaign Introduction:

We believe in the power of horses, teams, and communities to bring positive change. Help us boost access to our therapeutic horsemanship program throughout the region – empowering more individuals with a vast range of needs.

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$2,470

Funds Raised

$5,500

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1

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44%
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Campaign Story

Freedom Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is the only therapeutic horsemanship program in the greater Monadnock region.  Our mission is to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for equine-assisted activities and therapies to empower individuals with a vast range of needs.  The program is dedicated to using the power of horses, teams, and communities to improve the lives of all ages, means, and challenges through the experience and extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding and activities.  These challenges include behavioral, social, emotional, cognitive, and physical challenges.  All therapeutic horsemanship lessons are taught by PATH, Intl certified instructors or instructors in training.

Since our launch in 2022, we have operated three seasons of the year in an outdoor arena, serving over 100 participants. Our program experienced a growth of 24% from year 1 to year 2.  We expect to see the same growth, if not more in year 3.

We believe in the power of teams and communities to bring positive change.  In 2023, we traveled to 12 different community events in the greater Keene, NH area, including visits to Cedarcrest, a specialized pediatric medical facility and school, and American House, a retirement and assisted living facility for seniors.  Our program is unique in that most therapeutic horsemanship programs do not transport the horses out for riding or community outreach purposes.

 

Operating with just an outdoor arena, we have used our horse trailer to hold our program tack and equipment, as well as lesson items.  The tack room on the trailer is small, with only 3 saddle racks and a limited space for other tack including girths, saddle pads, bridles, and reins.  These photos were taken when we just needed equipment for 3 horses as we traveled to an event…

During our lesson months, we commonly have 3-4 saddles in here, 4-5 bridles, at least 4 saddle pads, and a mix of griths and reins.  Tack is frequently exchanged between lessons as the same horses are not always used in back-to-back lessons.  This requires the instructor and volunteers to move a lot of equipment in and out of this small space.  We also use the back of the trailer to hold all our excess equipment and games.  When we travel during our lesson months, most of the program equipment needs to be removed and stored.

Pictured above is most of the program inventory that will be stored in the shed as well and freeing up the space it is currently taking up.  The big armoire is “Belle’s Closet” which was created in memory of our beloved Belle who passed away in 2022.  Inside we have donated riding clothing and boots for participants to use as necessary, free of charge.

A shed approximately 12’ x 20’ would become Freedom Reins’ tack room and a small office for the program.  This shed would be insulated, plus have electricity and windows, allowing for a temperature-controlled environment for safe housing of all our program materials. The shed will be moveable so in the future it can be transported to the final location of the program.  The biggest benefit from building this shed would free up our trailer to travel to more community events and reach more participants.

General shed layout

Support our campaign today to help us improve the lives of all ages, means, and challenges through the experience and extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding and activities!

Campaign Contributions

Name Location Date
Anonymous Jaffrey, NH March 30, 2024
Elizabeth Clark Surry, NH March 30, 2024
Anonymous Mason, NH March 25, 2024
Shari Gliedman-Baker Putney, VT March 17, 2024
Anonymous Surry, NH March 16, 2024
Karen Edwards Surry, NH March 10, 2024
Anonymous Jaffrey, NH March 09, 2024
Anonymous Hinsdale, NH March 07, 2024
Anonymous Surry, NH March 07, 2024
Becki Marrero Hinsdale, NH March 05, 2024
Marilynn Pagano-Smith Jaffrey, NH March 04, 2024
Amy Sintros Alstead, NH March 04, 2024
Misty Martinez-Bohannon Keene, NH March 04, 2024
Sue Ohmart Hinsdale, NH March 04, 2024
Denise Dragon Surry, NH March 01, 2024
Jennifer Risley Keene, NH March 01, 2024

Campaign Updates

  • 03/25/24

    We Are ALMOST Half Way!

    We are excited to share that we have raised $2,160 and are almost halfway to our goal!!  Thank you so much to all of our donors, you are rockstars!

    We have extended the fundraiser for another TWO WEEKS and we need your help to finish strong!  Please consider sharing with your friends, family and contacts.  Every single dollar adds up!  Help us continue to improve the lives of all ages, means, and challenges through the experience and extraordinary benefits of therapeutic riding and activities!

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