The Carriage Barn Therapy Programs for 13 years has provided instructional horsemanship for assistive therapies through carriage driving and riding programs for adults, veterans, and children with disabilities. With their current lease set to expire, the program is in jeopardy of closing.
Fortunately, The Carriage Barn Therapy Program has a unique opportunity to move to a new facility in Fremont, NH. The Carriage Barn will be the sole tenant and the facility has plenty of stalls, paddocks, and an indoor arena, allowing the programs to operate 7 days a week, 12 months a year, regardless of weather.
The Carriage Barn is asking the community for financial assistance in helping to keep the program alive and continue to benefit the many children and adults that are currently enrolled as well as saving the horses that are the core of the program. According to Carriage Barn Executive Director, Ann Miles, “The one-time cost of moving the program to our new home is $10,000. A major donor has pledged $5,000, if the program can match their contribution dollar for dollar. To date, we have successfully raised nearly $3,000 towards that goal. We are asking the community for their support in helping us to reach our total goal by the end of July.”
Tax deductible contributions will help the program reach its fundraising goal and allow this worthwhile program to continue. Donations can be made through the Carriage Barn website, via check or through PayPal. Donations can be completed in any of the following ways:
- Make a check payable to “The Carriage Barn Therapy Programs” with “Matching” in the memo field and mail it to The Carriage Barn (click here for address).
- Go to their website Donation page.
- Contact The Carriage Barn’s office and ask that a PayPal “request for payment” be sent to you, which you can then complete through your PayPal account.
For more information, please contact Michele Shepherd at The Carriage Barn’s office.