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“With Horses, Making Forward Strides”


Shepard Meadows is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation located on a tranquil 26 acre farm in Bristol, Connecticut.

For every dollar you donate until Sunday, June 27, 2021, the Travelers Birdies for Charity program will donate an additional 15%!  If you would like to donate, please use the button below and remember to select “Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc.

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

To bring the beauty and peace of our farm into the lives of the participants and families who visit, as well as our whole community – while helping people grow through accessible and compassionate programming.

Our Values

Care – Encourage – Inspire – Support – Trust – Understand


Our PATH certified instructors, dedicated volunteers & directors, and equine partners are vital to supporting the growth and well-being of all individuals.


Whether you are a group looking to devote a day or an individual looking to help out during the week, your time and energy will always be greatly appreciated and rewarding!


Donations from individuals, corporate partners, and foundations help ensure we are not only sustainable, but also allow us to grow our programming and maintain our facility.

Our Supporters

Clinton S. Roberts Foundation, Inc.