Ironstone Farm’s Veterans Experience began in April 2013. The program, created by two university professors with input from a former Navy Seal, is free to all veterans and supported by organizations such as Home Base, Operation Hat Trick, Run for the Troops 5K, Veterans Assisting Veterans and Operation Thank You.
Our Veterans Retreats happen throughout the year, with approximately 20 retreat weekends a year done in partnership with Home Base Veterans and Family Care. Experiences are shaped to fit each group’s needs and abilities. The weekly veterans programs are adaptable, and topics include but are not limited to horsemanship, horse health, farm animal upkeep, and farm projects.
Experiences may or may not include horseback riding, based on the weight limits and availability of our horses.
Registration is required for all our programs and Veterans Experience packets will be mailed upon request. Please call Ironstone Farm at (978) 475-4056 or email email@example.com for more information.
Our original on-property farmhouse has been converted into a 13-bedroom, 6-bath Retreat Center! Our center serves as a home-away-from-home during retreats, allowing veterans and their families to stay at the farm overnight. Spending the night at our retreat center creates a more powerful, immersive experience for participants, as they experience the hope and healing our horses provide.