Equine Journal Driving News

A big THANK YOU to Kathryn Selinga and The Equine Journal for including “Coming Soon to a Town Near You” in the Driving News section of their June 2014 issue!  Along with the write up, be sure to have a look at the right hand photo.  That is Morgan Driving No Moe with Carriage Barn Board Member Paul.

The Carriage Barn’s senior carriage drivers are participating in several old home days activities.  Cars shows now include restored carriages as well as adaptive carriages.  Our drivers with quadriplegia use a NASCAR seat with five point restraints.  Every car enthusiast wants to sit in a NASCAR seat!

Most antique carriages have the same components as the first cars – springs, brakes, lights & passengers.  Our drivers will be driving and talking about their vehicles to the old home day crowds.  See them in Kensington, NH July 11th & 12th and in Amesbury, MA, the Carriage Capital of the World, July 1st through 4th.

We will also have a team of drivers exhibiting a musical review of antique and new carriages in several town commons this summer & fall.  Also check out Abbott & Downing coaches at http://concordcoach.org/.

Fundraiser at Flatbread Company in Amesbury, MA

7-14-09 032-1Please join us at Flatbread Company, 5 Market Square in downtown Amesbury, MA on Tuesday, June 3rd, from 5pm to 9pm. Flatbread will host a Benefit Night Fundraiser for The Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs.

No handbills or coupons needed!  Just come and enjoy a nice meal and you will be helping to support The Carriage Barn’s programs.  Guests can choose items from any menu, including takeout orders.  Flatbread Company will donated $3.50 for each large flatbread and $1.75 for each small flatbread sold during the benefit to The Carriage Barn.

We encourage clients, parents, volunteers, and community members to join us as we raise funds to support our therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving programs.  Please help spread the word by sharing our event flyer.

If you have questions about this event, please contact The Carriage Barn.

Margaritas Noche Mexicana Fundraiser to Support The Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs

Margs Flyer 5-8-14Join us at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 93 Portsmouth Avenue (Route 108) in Exeter, NH on Thursday, May 8th from 4pm to close. Margaritas will host a Noche Mexicana Fundraiser and donate 15% of pre-taxed food and beverage sales from participating families, friends and supporters to The Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs. Guests can choose items from any menu, including takeout orders.

Call Ahead Seating is available by calling (603) 772-2274.  Please make sure to give your server an event handbill or let them know that you are there to support the fundraiser, so 15% of your pre-tax food and beverage purchases will be donated to The Carriage Barn.

060224_ET_ABO_HORSETHERA2We encourage clients, parents, volunteers, and community members to join us as we raise funds to support our therapeutic horseback riding and carriage driving programs. Please share this invitation with friends, family, and community members.

If you have questions about this event, please contact The Carriage Barn.

The Carriage Barn Equine Assisted Therapy Programs is a 501c3 Not for Profit Organization that seeks to promote the health & well-being of individuals by enhancing their physical, psychological, cognitive & emotional healing & strengthening through equine activities.

The Carriage Barn has a new location

The Carriage Barn is pleased to announce their new location in Kensington, NH. Trundle Bed Farm is a private facility set on several acres of grassland and wooded areas. We have full time access to the indoor and outdoor arenas for lesson usage. This means our programs can continue right through the Winter months. How exciting! The property has an abundance of paddocks and our horses are enjoying more fresh air and space to stretch their legs. Our hosts have been very supportive and are enjoying meeting all of our clients and volunteers as we resume our Fall schedule. Peace and quiet abound amidst the activity of therapy lessons, senior carriage driving, and settling in to our new home.

We would love to have you visit. Since this is a private facility, we ask that you not “drop in”. Please contact the office to arrange a time when a staff member can give you the grand tour. Keep an eye on our calendar for upcoming events and our annual Holiday Gathering.

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this a reality!

Fall Foliage Senior Introduction to Carriage Driving Session

The Carriage Barn is now offering its Fall Foliage session of Senior Beginning Driving Classes. Special classes just for Seniors will be held Sundays. Know the thrill of holding the reins and controlling a special journey known for centuries.  Learn the fine art of carriage driving with The Carriage Barn’s carriage collection and horses.

The first three classes — October 6, 20, and 27 — will be in Portsmouth, and the fourth class (November 3) will be at our new facility in Kensington, NH.

Enrollment is limited.  No prior horse experience or equipment needed. Cost is $100 per Driver. For more information, please contact The Carriage Barn here. For a registration form click here.

All class proceeds benefit The Carriage Barn’s equine assisted therapy programs, which provide instructional horsemanship and assistive therapies through carriage driving and riding programs for adults, veterans, and children with disabilities.

No Moe Named Horse Hero

No Moe-1The Carriage Barn would like to thank Horse & Driver Magazine for naming No-Moe their very first Horse Hero.  We are very grateful to Sue Drover for such wonderful job writing about No-Moe “the Wonder Horse”.

The Fall 2013 issue hopefully is the first of many beautiful and fascinating articles about recreational carriage driving.  We encourage you to support such a great new addition to the driving community.

Click here to go to Horse & Driver Magazine’s Fall 2013 issue.  Be sure to check out the story about No-Moe on magazine page 20!TR-1