Ironstone Farm and Challenge Unlimited

Our Mission Statement

To provide therapeutic, educational and recreational opportunities using horses and the working farm environment to help people achieve optimum quality of life.

Ironstone Farm and Challenge Unlimited


We use the dynamic power of horseback riding and the environment of a farm to combine several therapies into one highly effective experience. Top doctors and medical institutions refer clients to Ironstone because of its success.

Children with special needs learn to walk. People who did not speak before – including those on the autism spectrum – begin speaking. Additional therapeutic programs improve the lives of others, including veterans who have experienced trauma, survivors of cancer, teens at risk, young adults with special needs who can benefit from learning life skills, and elders with memory issues.

Coming to the 18-acre horse farm, rather than an impersonal clinic, makes therapy a “want to” event rather than a “have to” session.

About 200 volunteers each week come and support our therapeutic riding programs because they know their donated work changes lives.

Latest News!

First area of engraved bricks to be unveiled Oct. 15

Ironstone is ready to install the first phase of its brick campaign designed to raise money while allowing friends to pay tribute to special people (or horses) in their lives. A ceremony in October will mark the installation of the first group of personalized bricks. The tribute bricks are set around Ironstone’s flag pole, near what will be its veterans center.


Save Saturday, Nov. 12 for our Spirit of Giving Gala 2016

Save the date for our Spirit of Giving Gala — the party of the year and our top annual fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Vintage Vegas” and the party will start on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.
Dynamic entertainer Tony Orlando and his Vegas band will perform as we turn Lowell Memorial Auditorium into a slice of Vegas!


Traditional healing, more horsepower

Ironstone Farm is home to Challenge Unlimited, Inc. (est 1983) and Ironstone Therapy, Inc. (est. 1998), two nonprofit organizations established to provide a variety of services for people with and without disabilities. Both organizations use horses and the wholesome environment of a working farm, while involving people in serving others through volunteering.