Aerial view of Shepard Meadows in Bristol, Connecticut

Incorporated as a non-profit organization is 2005, Shepard Meadows is a PATH, Intl. Premier Accredited Center located on 26 acres, with a 200-year-old farmhouse, ten therapy horses, an 80×140′ indoor covered arena and in 2022, a new 14-stall barn and learning center. SMEC provides unique and impactful equine-assisted services for all members of our community. We serve a diverse population where unconditional acceptance is paramount. In partnership with our horses, our programs include therapeutic riding, community riding, hippotherapy, horsemanship, youth development, programs for seniors and military veterans, equine-assisted learning and psychotherapy, equine facilitation, equine Gestalt coaching and field trips. Positive outcomes include physical, social, emotional, and educational gains.