UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to inspiring hope, fostering independence, and improving the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of individuals with and without disabilities by partnering with the power of the horse.
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. was founded in 1992 by Edith "Edie" Loeb-Tomasko as UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. The property, once known as Brindle Ledge Farm, belonged to Nackey S. Loeb and her daughter, Edie who owned, bred, and trained thoroughbreds. Therapeutic riding lessons began with 2 participants, a few volunteers, and one borrowed horse.
UpReach is a Premier Accredited Center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) since 2006. We serve individuals with a wide range of physical, emotional, and psychological abilities since 1992 through year-round, equine-assisted activities and therapies, including: therapeutic riding, therapeutic driving, equine-assisted learning, equine-facilitated mental health, and hippotherapy. In addition, UpReach has become a training facility for continuing professional education for individuals in the equine-assisted activities and therapies, mental health, and healthcare industries.
UpReach is a unique, welcoming environment where the focus is on possibilities, not disabilities. Through the power of the horse, connections are made that deliver proven results that go beyond the barn. For 25 years, our organization continues to serve the greater Manchester, Concord, and Nashua areas of New Hampshire delivering excellence in programming with the very best staff, horses and volunteers.
Individuals of all abilities benefit from UpReach programming. Participants range in age from as young as 3 years of age to those who are young at heart well into his or her 90's. Most participants have varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavior, psychological, and sensory challenges. Some of these include autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, intellectual and learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and sensory integration processing disorders.