Nestled in the rolling countryside of southeast New Hampshire, The Carriage Barn provides a full spectrum of equine therapeutic programs and activities. In the context of a quiet, natural outdoor setting, our gentle horses and supportive team help participants form unique relationships that nurture and empower them in ways that bring new insights, self-confidence, improved communication, and relaxation.
Photos at The Carriage Barn
Have your favorite picture in your yearbook or as a holiday card. Contact the office to schedule a visit for a great photo. Our horses can ask your date to a special party or send a special message. Let us help put the words in motion.
Abbot-Downing Historical Society
We would like to thank the Abbot-Downing Historical Society for a wonderful Fall group outing on November 2nd. Our senior driving class had a fun day looking at great moments of carriage history. The beautiful artifacts showcased next to restored vehicles took our imaginations to Boston, 1880.
Thank you Marsha, Brian & Dottie, and Peter & Verna!
We are saddened to hear of the death of long time Carriage Barn supporter, Mr. Kenneth J. Whalen. Mr. Whalen, of Dorset, Vermont and Vero Beach, Florida, died in September 2014 in Vero Beach after a brief illness.
He was born in Whitehall, New York in 1923. An accomplished athlete, he attended Whitehall High School, Dartmouth College, and graduated from Union College in 1949. Mr. Whalen was a member of the 1949 Eastern College All Star football team which defeated the New York Giants in the 11th annual Fresh Air Fund Game.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Stockdale, a destroyer escort which saw action in the North Atlantic and Pacific theaters, and participated in the search for Amelia Earhart.
Mr. Whalen retired from AT&T in 1984 as an Executive Vice President after a 34 year career in the Bell Telephone Company. He served on the boards of a number of companies, including Warner Lambert, American Motors, Manulife, and Core Industries.
He and his wife of 65 years, Bette Whalen, were active supporters of numerous civic, charitable, and academic organizations, including Union College in Schenectady, NY and Long Trail School in Dorset, VT.
A lifelong Catholic, he worshipped at St. Paul’s in Manchester, VT and at The Church of the Holy Cross in Vero Beach, FL. Mr. Whelan was a Knight of Malta.
Our thoughts are with Mr. Whalen’s family and friends. He will be fondly remembered.
Fall Open House
Please join The Carriage Barn for their Fall Open House and Fundraiser on Sunday, September 28th from noon to 2pm, at Trundle Bed Farm on Trundle Bed Lane in Kensington, NH. Meet our staff and horses, see demonstrations and learn more about our programs and Fall schedule.
Meet the famous Artful Dodger and play with him in our indoor arena. Raffles and auctions as well as lunch will be available. All proceeds from the day will go to support The Carriage Barn’s Equine Assisted Therapy Programs. For more information, please contact the office.
Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving Programs Accepting Applications
The Carriage Barn is now accepting applications for its Fall Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving Programs in Kensington, NH. Programs include Therapeutic Horseback Riding and Therapeutic Carriage Driving.
Beginner independent Horseback Riding and Carriage Driving lessons are also available for adults and children.
Group or private Horsemanship, Riding, and Carriage Driving classes are offered throughout the week.
All Carriage Barn clinics are inclusionary. For more information please contact The Carriage Barn.
Adult Horsemanship Classes will run Tuesday evening beginning October 7th for six weeks.
Adults & Seniors should check out our Sunday morning Carriage Driving classes.