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

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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 returning with post-traumatic stress, survivors of cancer, teens at risk 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!

Two ran Boston Marathon for Ironstone Farm

Jason Abernathy ran a 50-mile race over a mountain in Arkansas before flying to Boston to run the marathon for Ironstone. Teacher Jacki McLaughlin ran her first marathon intent on helping children with special needs.

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Country’s top doctor visits

Dr. Howard Koh, U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health, who oversees 12 core, national public health offices including the Office of the Surgeon General, visited Ironstone Farm recently. He spent two hours touring and discussing our nonprofit programs.

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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.