Events Calendar

Riding blocks

Fall Block: 8 weeks, Oct. 30 to Dec. 23
You can ride in the fall block. 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 FALL
NOTE: Ironstone Farm will be closed for scheduled maintenance and repairs during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
2018 Winter Block: 8 weeks, Jan. 1 to Feb. 24
2018 Early Spring Block: 8 weeks, Feb. 26 to April 21
SEE ALL 2018 RIDING BLOCKS

MONTH-BY-MONTH CALENDAR

November 2017

SPIRIT OF GIVING GALA

Saturday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m.

Lowell Memorial Auditorium

SEE THE FACEBOOK ALBUM FROM OUR 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.
Friday, Nov. 10 – Card-making event by our volunteer coordinator, Kay, as a Power of You fundraising event. It helped people get a jump start on their holiday cards!

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23
– Feaster Five Road Race. Join the annual tradition in downtown Andover that attracts 10,000 runners and walkers. Join team Ironstone by sending an email to neilfater@challengeunlimited.org. You can even use the race to raise money for our nonprofit program!
SIGN UP FOR FEASTER FIVE
Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23 – Ironstone Farm is closed

December 2017

Sunday, Dec. 3 – Breakfast with Santa Open to the Ironstone community, the free event is a great day to visit with friends, see Santa and get pictures with our horses. Many people use the pictures as part of their Christmas cards.
Christmas Day, Dec. 25 – Ironstone Farm is closed
NOTE: Ironstone Farm will be closed for scheduled maintenance and repairs during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

SPECIAL SUNDAY 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 combat veterans with post-traumatic stress.

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 retreats as well.

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.