Community News for Goffstown, Dunbarton, New Boston & Weare, NH

2007 - 2017

UpReach Therapeutic Riding Center celebrates 25 years in the community helping those with developmental disabilities

GOFFSTOWN - 9 June 2017: (VIDEO) UpReach celebrated 25 years in helping those in need.  Karen Kersting, Executive Director presided over the evening of events whereby UpReach Volunteers assisted those with developmental disabilities in riding showmanship during the evening.  Karen joined UpReach as Executive Director in 1998. She initially became involved with the program in 1993 when her band “Karen Morgan & Pony Express” donated their services for the UpReach Hoedown. As a former vice-president in Cash Management at Citizens Bank, Karen brings her skills in financial analysis, product development, and project management to the organization. A Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Emerson College with a Bachelor's Degree in Theatre Education, Karen is a PATH International Member and is co-chair of the PATH Intl. Center Advancement Committee.

Founded in 1992 by Edie Loeb-Tomasko with two riders and a borrowed horse, UpReach sits on 96 beautiful acres in rural Goffstown, NH. We have grown to serve approximately 125-150 individuals in varied programming, with 16 equine partners, 6 full-time and 2 part-time staff, and over 120 active volunteers!!

Mission: UpReach is a 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to inspiring hope, fostering independence and improving the physical, emotional, and psychological well-being of individuals with and without disabilities by partnering with the power of the horse.

Vision: Through providing high quality equine assisted learning programs, UpReach strives towards excellence in its field. With the help of our equine friends, we are dedicated to enhancing quality of life for those we serve, by providing challenge, promoting independence, and celebrating success.

Please visit UpReach on line at http://www.upreachtrc.org