Events Calendar

SPECIAL SCHOOL-VACATION WEEK OFFERS


GET VACATION-WEEK REGISTRATION FORM
Fill out and return by email, or print out and return to farm
Return to Ironstone Farm, 450 Lowell St., Andover MA
or email form to programs@challengeunlimited.org

Riding blocks

2018 Winter Block (ongoing): 8 weeks, Jan. 1 to Feb. 24
You can ride at Ironstone this winter. Click the button below for an electronic registration form. Download and save it, complete it and save it, and then email it to us at programs@challengeunlimited.org.
You also can print out a form and return it to us, or grab a form from our Welcome Center.
RIDE THIS WINTER

2018 Early Spring Block: 8 weeks, Feb. 26 to April 21
Spring Block: 9 weeks, April 23 to June 23
Summer Block: 8 weeks, June 25 to Aug. 18
Summer Camp (weekly): 8 weeks, June 25 to Aug. 18
Early Fall Block: 9 weeks, Aug. 27 to Oct. 27
Fall Block: 8 weeks, Oct. 29 to Dec. 22

SEE ALL 2018 RIDING BLOCKS

MONTH-BY-MONTH CALENDAR

January 2018

SPECIAL DAY: Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Intro to Horsemanship: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learn about horses and learn to ride at Ironstone Farm.
Call 978-475-4056, or email programs@challengeunlimited.org
GET REGISTRATION FORM
Fill out and return to Ironstone Farm by Saturday, Jan. 13.

February 2018

Sunday, Feb. 11 – Free riding day!
Complimentary evaluations where kids and adults can briefly learn about horses, and groom and ride a horse. Must preregister as space is limited.
Sunday, Feb. 18 – Foal Day, a horse baby shower!
Come celebrate with us as our mare Columbia prepares to give birth this early spring.
Monday, Feb. 19 – Friday, Feb. 23 – Special programs for school vacation week (Massachusetts)
GET VACATION-WEEK REGISTRATION FORM
Fill out and return by email, or print out and return to farm

Monday, Feb. 26 – Thursday, March 1 – Special programs for school vacation week (New Hampshire)
GET VACATION-WEEK REGISTRATION FORM
Fill out and return by email, or print out and return to farm

Monday, Feb. 26 – Early Spring Block begins

March 2018

April 2018

April 20 to 22 – Beauty and the Beast performances
Actors inc presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, the Broadway Musical, at the Carl Rondina Performing Arts Center in Chelmsford. The musical supports Ironstone Farm and our nonprofit programs for children with special needs.
Want to help sponsor the musical?
GET SPONSORSHIP FORM
BUY TICKETS

May 2018

June 2018

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Ironstone Farm is open six days a week, Monday through Saturday. Several Sundays throughout the year it also offers special, free equine-encounter experiences for people with cancer diagnoses and veterans who have experienced trauma.

RETREATS FOR PEOPLE WITH CANCER
If you’d like to join one of these small groups, or get on the list for future retreats, please call us at 978-475-4056.
Learn more about our retreats for those who have or have had a cancer diagnosis

VETERANS EXPERIENCE
This small-group, multi-week experience is being offered each week. With two heated, indoor facilities, experiences can be held either indoors or out, depending on the weather. Although there is no cost to veterans, preregistration is required by calling 978-475-4056.
Ironstone also has a one-day, all-day Sunday retreats as well.

PAST EVENTS FROM 2017

November 2017

SPIRIT OF GIVING GALA

Lowell Memorial Auditorium

SEE THE FACEBOOK ALBUM FROM OUR 2017 GALA
The Spirit of Giving Gala carried baseball theme in 2017 as we honored the support and good works of baseball Hall-of-Famer Dennis Eckersley and sportscaster Bob Lobel.
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23 – Feaster Five Road Race. Ironstone Farm was thrilled to once again be one of the beneficiaries of the Feaster Five tradition that drew about 10,000 people to Andover on Thanksgiving morning.

December 2017

Sunday, Dec. 3 – Breakfast with Santa Open to the Ironstone community, the free event was a great day to visit with friends, see Santa and get pictures with our horses. Each year, many people use the pictures as part of their Christmas cards.

Our Affiliates

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.

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