Strongwater Farm was incorporated as a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization on September 4, 1998. Although situated on the site of Tewksbury Hospital, Strongwater Farm is neither part of the hospital nor a state agency and receives no federal or state funding. It was built largely with donations from individuals, businesses, and private charitable foundations.
We are a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center. PATH Intl. stands for The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. “Accreditation is a voluntary process that recognizes PATH Intl. Centers that have met established industry standards. The accreditation process is a peer review system in which trained volunteers visit and review centers in accordance with PATH Intl. standards. A center that meets the accreditation requirements based on the administrative, facility, program and applicable special interest standards becomes a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center for a period of five years.” –PATH Intl. website.
Strongwater Farm went through the re-accreditation process and once again passed with flying colors in 2014.
According to PATH Intl., benefits of Accreditation include: Quality Assurance, Recognition, Promotion and Education.
STRONGWATER FARM Therapeutic Equestrian Center strives to enrich lives through the healing power of horses. The mission is to enhance and enrich lives by providing education, social opportunities and emotional support for its communities through equine assisted activities and therapies.