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May 13, 2024

Press Release: Strongwater Farm to Honor Jim & Pat Carter at May 23, 2024 Gala Event at Lanam Club


2024 Make a Difference Award Recipients Jim & Pat Carter

Tewksbury, MA – May 13, 2024 – Strongwater will host its annual gala on May 23, 2024 from 4-8pm at the Lanam Club in Andover, MA. Strongwater’s Gala is an opportunity to celebrate and support the individuals making a difference in our community and helping Strongwater to continue to offer transformative equine assisted services through a pathway to healing and strength. This year, the Gala will feature a salute to service and will honor local philanthropists Jim and Pat Carter as the recipients of the 2024 Make a Difference Award for their significant contributions to our country and community.

Jim Carter, a veteran and active community member in Tewksbury, along with Pat, his equally community-minded and dedicated partner, have enriched this community beyond measure through their various roles, including service on the Strongwater Board and impactful support for many local causes. Their commitment reflects the spirit of service Strongwater aims to honor.

Strongwater’s Gala will be a night full of dinner, drinks, and dancing to the New Orleans-style jazz of the Riverboat Stompers. This year’s event is generously sponsored by Platinum Partners: Chris & Vicki Perley, and Silver Partners: Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Enterprise Bank, Lowell Five Bank, Chris Pederson & The UPS Store, Richard K. and Nancy L. Donahue Charitable Foundation, Demoulas Foundation, David and Susan Wahr, and the Gaffney Family. 

For more information or to purchase one of the few remaining seats available, please visit

[March 20, 2024]

Press Release: Strongwater Farm Announces Retirement of Beloved Lesson Horse, Cha Ching

Cha Ching and his new owner, Jennifer Boyd


Tewksbury, MA – March 20, 2024 – Strongwater Farm has made the difficult, but ultimately joyful decision to re-home their lovely and talented lesson horse, Cha Ching, who will be adopted by a long-time friend and volunteer of Strongwater.

Cha Ching, a 14.2HH Gypsy Vanner gelding, was initially awarded to Strongwater through a contest in 2014. Cha Ching has always been full of spirit, love, curiosity, and bravery. In his time with Strongwater, Strongwater staff and many volunteers knew Cha Ching was always dreaming of having his very own person to trust, love, and bond with. Although Cha Ching deeply loved serving Strongwater clients, his desire for his own human was too strong to ignore. 

At the end of the month, Cha Ching will venture off to his new home with Jennifer Boyd, a Strongwater volunteer and supporter since 2022. Jen and Cha Ching are a truly perfect match. Cha Ching’s intuition and goofiness matched with Jen’s unworldly kindness and compassion make for an unbreakable bond destined for a journey of love, laughter, adventure, and healing.

Cha Ching will embark on this new chapter in his life with Jen on April 1st, 2024, where he will live out his days without a worry in the world in a quiet pasture with new friends that will soon be his lifelong buddies. Though a very difficult decision for the organization, retiring Cha Ching to his new, wonderful life is the very best way Strongwater can repay Cha Ching for all he has done for the Strongwater community over the years.

About Strongwater Farm:

Strongwater is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the healing power of horses to transform the lives of individuals facing emotional, behavioral, physical, and mental health challenges. With a commitment to accessibility, inclusivity, and community, Strongwater strives to be a beacon of hope and a source of strength for those it serves.

[March 8, 2024]

Press Release: Strongwater Farm Announces Inaugural Annual "Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair" on April 6, 2024


Tewksbury, MA – March 8, 2024 – Strongwater Farm is proud to announce the inaugural Annual Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair, scheduled to take place on April 6, 2024 from 10am-2pm. This year’s event promises to be an empowering and supportive experience for veterans and their families, providing access to essential resources including veteran service officers, veteran services organizations, and an awesome community of veterans.

The Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair will be held at Strongwater Farm Perley Arena on Livingston Street in Tewksbury, MA, USA. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with Massachusetts Veteran Services Officers, explore benefit sign-up options, and connect with various organizations dedicated to serving veterans in areas such as housing, finance, mental health, career and education, support services, and fraternal organizations.

“We are thrilled to host the first Annual Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair,” said Jo Bryan, Executive Director at Strongwater Farm. “This event is a testament to our commitment to honoring and supporting our brave veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country. We invite veterans and their families to join us for a day filled with camaraderie, gratitude, and invaluable resources.”

Registration for the Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair is now open. Interested attendees can register by visiting: . Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

For more information about the Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair, please visit , visit us on Facebook at StrongwaterFarm, or contact [email protected].

About Strongwater Farm:

Strongwater is a nonprofit organization dedicated to harnessing the healing power of horses to transform the lives of individuals facing emotional, behavioral, physical, and mental health challenges. With a commitment to accessibility, inclusivity, and community, Strongwater strives to be a beacon of hope and a source of strength for those it serves.

[January 15, 2024]

Press Release: Strongwater Farm Announces "Strongwater Salutes Veterans Fair"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Strongwater Farm Announces “Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair”

Tewksbury, MA — January 15, 2024

Strongwater Farm, a renowned organization recognized for its impactful equestrian assisted services for veterans and community members, is proud to announce the upcoming “Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair.” This community event aims to provide comprehensive support and resources for local veterans in Middlesex County and Surrounding Areas.


Event Details:

  • Event Name: Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair
  • Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Venue: Strongwater Farm Perley Indoor Arena 500 Livingston Street, Tewksbury, MA


The Veterans Resource Fair seeks to unite local veterans with representatives from various veteran service organizations, businesses, and government officials. This collaborative effort aims to provide a comprehensive array of resources to address the diverse needs of our veteran community.


Highlights of the Event:

  • Engage with representatives from veteran service organizations and businesses.
  • Access valuable resources for veterans, including employment opportunities, educational support, healthcare services, and more.
  • Hear from notable speakers and experts in the veteran community.
  • Network with government officials committed to supporting local veterans.
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration and community involvement.


Invitation to Participate:

Strongwater Farm extends an invitation to veteran service organizations, businesses, and government officials to actively participate in this impactful event. Whether you choose to host a booth, share expertise, or simply engage with attendees, your involvement will significantly enrich the fair.


RSVP Details:

Interested participants are encouraged to confirm their attendance by March 1, 2024. Interested participant organizations may register here:

For further information, please contact Jo Bryan, Executive Director Strongwater Farm, [email protected]


About Strongwater Farm:

Strongwater Farm is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to providing transformative equestrian assisted services for veterans and community members. Beyond these services, Strongwater Farm is committed to addressing the diverse needs of the veteran community through initiatives like the Strongwater Salutes Veterans Resource Fair.


Stay Connected:

Stay updated on event details and announcements by following Strongwater Farm on facebook and instagram, and by visiting


Media Contact:

Jo Bryan

Executive Director

Strongwater Farm

[email protected]

[email protected]



[December 21, 2023]

Press Release: Lightship Wealth Strategies Named Strongwater's First Pegasus Partner for 2024


[Tewksbury, 21 December 2023] —Strongwater Farm, a leading provider of equine-assisted therapy, is delighted to announce Lightship Wealth Strategies as its inaugural Pegasus Partner for the year 2024. Lightship Wealth Strategies’ outstanding commitment to community service and fundraising has earned them this prestigious recognition as the first Pegasus Partner.

Lightship Wealth Strategies embarked on their journey with Strongwater in 2023 by actively participating in a volunteer day, immersing themselves in the impactful work that Strongwater does for the community. Inspired by the experience, they subsequently spearheaded a fundraising campaign that surpassed all expectations, raising an impressive $15,000 in donations for Strongwater.

Pegasus Partner Recognition:
Strongwater Farm offers three distinct partnership levels, with the Pegasus Partner standing as the pinnacle of commitment. This premier level, achieved by Lightship Financial, signifies a profound dedication to supporting Strongwater’s mission of fostering healing and connection through equine-assisted therapy.

  • Pegasus Partner: Lightship Wealth Strategies, as a Pegasus Partner, exemplifies the highest level of commitment, showcasing a profound dedication to supporting Strongwater’s mission of fostering healing and connection through equine-assisted therapy.
  • Stallion Partner: Stallion Partners contribute significantly to Strongwater’s mission, participating in exclusive experiences and gaining prominent recognition for their support.
  • Mustang Partner: Mustang Partners play a vital role in supporting Strongwater’s initiatives, contributing to the organization’s growth and impact in the community.

Quote from Lightship Wealth Strategies:
“Through our volunteer day and fundraising campaign, we experienced the profound impact Strongwater creates in the community and the lives they touch. Beyond the stables and riding arenas, Strongwater cultivates a sense of connection, empowerment, and healing. Due to employee generous donations, we surpassed our $10,000 goal, raising a total of $15,000 for Strongwater this year! Thank you to everyone who donated, and thank you to the Strongwater team for letting us work with them this fall. We are very thankful to have been a part of a wonderful organization.”

Strongwater Farm expresses immense gratitude to Lightship Wealth Strategies for their extraordinary dedication, making them the first Pegasus Partner for 2024. Their support will enable Strongwater to continue providing transformative equine-assisted therapy to the community.

To learn more about partnering with Strongwater, please email [email protected] 

[December 7, 2023

Strongwater Farm Welcomes Hope, the Newest Member of the Equine Healing Team


[Tewksbury, 7 December 2023] — Strongwater Farm, a leading therapeutic riding center, is excited to announce the latest addition to its esteemed herd, Hope. This 17hh paint draft cross mare joins us with a rich history and a promising future as a key participant in our veterans program.


Hope’s journey began when she was acquired from California with a clear mission – to pursue excellence in the Hunters discipline. She not only met but exceeded expectations, showcasing remarkable success during her career, marked by extensive travel and competitive achievements with her previous owner.

After a fulfilling chapter in the competitive arena, Hope has found her way to Strongwater Farm, settling into the tranquil landscapes of New England. As a 17hh paint draft cross, her majestic presence and gentle demeanor make her an ideal addition to our therapeutic programs.

In our veterans program, Hope will play a crucial role in providing support, comfort, and healing to those who have served our country. Her larger stature makes her particularly well-suited for working with adults, offering a unique and impactful experience for our program participants.

“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Hope to our herd,” says Jo Bryan, Executive Director of Strongwater Farm. “Her impressive background in competitive riding coupled with her gentle nature makes her a perfect fit for our veterans program. We believe that the therapeutic bond between humans and horses can be a powerful catalyst for healing, and Hope will undoubtedly contribute significantly to this transformative process.”

As Hope settles into her new home, the Strongwater community eagerly anticipates the positive impact she will have on the lives of those she will serve. The introduction of Hope aligns with Strongwater Farm’s commitment to providing meaningful experiences and promoting healing through equine-assisted activities.

For more information about Strongwater Farm and its therapeutic programs, visit


[December 5, 2023]

A Fond Farewell and Happy Retirement

It is with a mix of gratitude and fond nostalgia that we announce the retirement of a beloved member of our therapeutic equine team, Luka. After almost a decade of devoted service, Luka will be trading in her role as a therapy horse for a well-deserved life of leisure.


Luka, a Percheron/Thoroughbred Cross, arrived at Strongwater Farm in October 2014, and since then, she has been an integral part of our equine therapy program. Her gentle nature and intuitive understanding of our participants have made her an exceptional companion in the journey toward healing and growth.


As we bid farewell to this remarkable mare, let’s take a moment to reflect on the legacy she leaves behind. Luka stands tall at 16.2 hands, a striking Fleabitten Grey with a presence that exudes both strength and grace. Weighing in at 1,200 lbs., she has been a sturdy and reliable partner in the therapeutic process.


Luka has spent a remarkable 26 years bringing comfort and joy to those she served, first in her family, then at Strongwater, and now she returns to her family. Her long and dedicated career as a therapy horse is a testament to her exceptional character, resilience, and unwavering commitment to the well-being of our community.


For those who have had the privilege of interacting with Luka, you know that she has her “do’s” and preferences. Pat her on her neck, shoulder, or between her ears, and you’ll feel the warmth of her appreciation. Luka has always shown a particular fondness for gentle hands during grooming and tacking, a preference that has endeared her to many.


As we embark on this transition for Luka, let us express our deepest gratitude for the years of service, compassion, and healing that she has provided. Her impact on the lives of our participants and the Strongwater Farm community as a whole is immeasurable.


Luka, may your retirement be filled with lush pastures, sunny days, and the serenity you so richly deserve. Thank you for being an extraordinary member of our equine therapy family. While we’ll miss your daily presence, your spirit will undoubtedly linger in the heart of Strongwater Farm.


Wishing you endless days of joy and relaxation in your well-earned retirement, dear Luka.

A small retirement party of family and friends who wish to bid farewell to Luka is being organized by our devoted Luka fan club, and those interested in participating should email [email protected] or [email protected]

[November 7, 2023]

Rising Strongwater & Spooky Strongwater Updates


The floodwaters have receded, but the financial challenges persist at Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center. While efforts have been made to mitigate damage from the flood, numerous repairs remain, including fixing a roof with more holes than shingles, clearing blocked drains, restoring land and facilities, and repairing fences and run-ins. Despite raising nearly $30,000, we still need your help to reach our $85,000 goal.


  • Like, Comment, and Share: Engage with our posts and appeals on social media to spark community discussion.
  • Become a Monthly Supporter: Explore our giving page for various ways to contribute, and track our current funds raised.
  • Form a Team or Share with Co-workers: Rally your community by setting up a team fundraiser or sharing our cause with your co-workers.
  • Business Partnerships: Sign up your business as a 2024 Rising Strongwater Partner for team-building benefits. For more information, email [email protected] or visit our partnership page.



A heartfelt thank you to everyone who joined our Spooky Strongwater Halloween Celebration! The event was a great success, filled with joy and leaving us with enough candy to last until Christmas. If you missed it, check out pictures of the celebration shared on our social media.

For more information on supporting Rising Strongwater or to get involved, please visit or contact [email protected]


[November 7, 2023]

October Updates at Strongwater

In a whirlwind October, Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center is excited to share significant developments and meaningful partnerships that have taken place. These updates underscore our commitment to making a positive impact in the community.


Leading the exciting announcements is the generous contribution from S. Samantha M. Coursey, JD, an attorney with a passion for bringing hope to the community. Attorney Coursey’s substantial donation facilitated the arrival of Hope, a Paint/Draft cross, to our herd. Standing at an impressive 17 hands tall, Hope is capable of carrying our heavier riders on their journey to healing. Attorney Coursey’s dedication to protecting children and vulnerable adults aligns with our mission, and we eagerly anticipate introducing the community to Hope’s inspiring story.


Early in October, Strongwater actively participated in the Disabilities Resource Fair hosted by the NE ARC. Recognizing Massachusetts’s wealth of resources for the disabled community, we aspire to collaborate with NE ARC in the future to amplify awareness of our therapeutic programs. Additionally, Strongwater engaged with Equine Assisted Services facility leaders in Bozeman and Charlotte, fostering the exchange of ideas around programs, fundraising, marketing, and outcome measurement.


Strongwater expresses immense gratitude for receiving program grants from the Tower Foundation ($15,000) and the Butler Foundation ($25,000). These grants empower us to extend our programs to more underserved youth and young adults, unlocking the healing power of equine-assisted services. The Westford Women’s Club’s generous donation for 10 potential client assessments further strengthens our ability to tailor services to individual needs.


During visits to Bozeman and Charlotte, our team engaged with various Equine Assisted Services facilities. These encounters led to strategic alliances with programs that complement our mission. As we continue to expand our reach, these alliances pave the way for potential collaborations and trades in the future.

For more information on Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center, please visit or contact [email protected]


[October 4, 2023]

Strongwater Athletes Shine at Special Olympics Competition

Strongwater Staff with Special Olympics Athletes. Left to Right: Jane Kirby, Riding Instructor; Shannon Giguere, Riding Instructor; Janeen O’Brien, Strongwater Equestrian Athlete; Ani Crosby, Strongwater Equestrian Athlete; Stacy Tofuri, Volunteer Manager & Riding Instructor.



Tewksbury, 4 October 2023Strongwater Farm is thrilled to announce the outstanding achievements of two remarkable athletes, Ani Crosby and Janeen O’Brien, who showcased their exceptional talents at the Special Olympics held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at Windrush Farm. In a day filled with passion, determination, and camaraderie, Janeen and Ani demonstrated the true Strongwater Spirit!

Janeen, a shining star, displayed her equestrian prowess by securing FIRST place in Equitation and an impressive third place in Trails. Her dedication and skill were evident in every moment of her performance, making her a source of inspiration for the entire Strongwater community.

Ani, another incredible athlete, brought home accolades with a FIRST place in Trails and a remarkable second place in Equitation. Ani’s achievements reflect not only her personal commitment to excellence, but that smile says it all!!

 The Special Olympics event at Windrush Farm served as a platform for athletes to showcase their abilities, and Ani and Janeen truly stood out among the participants. Their success is a testament to their hard work, the guidance of their coaches, and the transformative impact of equine-assisted services provided by Strongwater Farm. Strongwater Farm extends its heartfelt congratulations to Ani and Janeen for their remarkable achievements.


The dedication and sportsmanship displayed by these athletes exemplify the values of inclusivity, resilience, and community that are at the heart of Strongwater Farm’s mission.

Strongwater Farm remains committed to providing a supportive and empowering environment for individuals of all abilities, and the success of Ani and Janeen in the Special Olympics is a testament to the transformative impact of equine-assisted services. For more information about Strongwater Farm and its mission, please visit


[October 3, 2023]

Strongwater Farm Invites Community to Join Them for Spooky Strongwater Halloween & Costume Party


Spooky Strongwater’s Open House: A Community Halloween Celebration at Perley Arena

Tewksbury, 3 October 2023 – Strongwater Farm invites the community to come by and say hi at “Spooky Strongwater’s Open House” on October 30, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This family-friendly event is a chance to see Perley Arena and meet our staff, plus show off your costumes, leave a note of support, and pick up some treats while you’re there.

As the days grow shorter and the air becomes crisp, Strongwater Farm, like most of New England, transforms into a magical haven in the fall. Though we weren’t able to host the Annual Hoe Down this year, we still want a chance to see your faces and say hello! 

Event Highlights:

  • Meet the Strongwater Farm Staff: Get to know the passionate team behind Strongwater Farm’s mission of hope, healing, and transformation through equine-assisted services.

  • Check out Perley Arena: Strongwater’s covered arena allows them to serve clients year around and includes a wheelchair mounting ramp.

  • Enjoy the Autumn Atmosphere: Take in the beauty of the fall season at Strongwater Farm. Take a walk on the Tewksbury Hospital trails after stopping by Strongwater, for more autumn colors.

  • Candy & Stickers: Strongwater is excited to share the fun with candy and stickers for all those trick-or-treaters!

Event Details:

  • Date: October 30, 2023

  • Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

  • Location: Perley Arena, Strongwater Farm, 500 Livingston Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876

“Spooky Strongwater’s Open House” promises an evening of community bonding, laughter, and Halloween merriment. More than that, it is a chance to celebrate Rising Strong in the face of adversity. 

Strongwater Farm extends a warm invitation to all members of the community to attend this special event. Whether you’re a Strongwater supporter, a first-time visitor, or a neighbor, stop by and say hi to us at Perley Arena.

For more information and inquiries about the event, please contact:

Jo Bryan, Executive Director, Strongwater Farm Email: [email protected] Phone: 817.455.7347

Strongwater Farm looks forward to welcoming the community for a spooktacular evening of Halloween fun at “Spooky Strongwater’s Open House” on October 30, 2023.

For more information about Strongwater Farm and their mission, please visit


[September 27, 2023]

Liv Communities Joins Hands with Strongwater Farm in a Day of Service


Liv Communities Joins Hands with Strongwater Farm in a Day of Service

Tewksbury, 27 September 2023 – Strongwater Farm is delighted to extend heartfelt appreciation to the dedicated team from Liv Communities for their recent volunteer efforts. On Wednesday, September 13, the Liv Communities team generously contributed their time and energy to support Strongwater Farm by undertaking weed eating and landscaping tasks, and helping get grounds in order for fall.

Strongwater Farm, a sanctuary of hope, healing, and transformation through equine-assisted services, relies on the commitment and support of its community partners to maintain its facilities and fulfill its mission. The Liv Communities team’s volunteer work underscores the significance of community engagement and service.

The tasks undertaken by the Liv Communities team, including weed eating and landscaping, have a direct impact on creating a safe and inviting space for Strongwater Farm’s participants and horses. Their commitment to improving the farm’s surroundings contributes to a better experience for everyone involved.

Strongwater Farm extends its deepest gratitude to Liv Communities for their dedication to making a positive impact on the community and their support of Strongwater’s mission. Their willingness to lend a helping hand exemplifies the power of community partnership and collaboration.

Strongwater Farm is committed to fostering a sense of community and shared purpose, and the partnership with Liv Communities exemplifies this spirit of unity and service.

For more information and inquiries, please contact:

Jo Bryan, Executive Director, Strongwater Farm Email: [email protected] Phone: 817.455.7347

Strongwater Farm continues to stand as a symbol of hope, resilience, and transformation. The collaboration with Liv Communities is a testament to the strength that comes from working together to create positive change.

For more information about Strongwater Farm and its mission, please visit

[September 25, 2023]

Lightship Financial Team Joins Strongwater Farm in a Day of Service

Tewksbury, 25 September 2023 – In a powerful display of community spirit and unity, the dedicated team from Lightship Financial rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at Strongwater Farm. Their efforts were nothing short of remarkable, as they assisted in cleaning up the property, moving feed to prepare for the impending Hurricane Lee, and contributing to essential mowing and paddock maintenance tasks.

Amidst the challenges faced by Strongwater Farm, Lightship Financial’s team lent their unwavering support, embodying the essence of community engagement and service. Their commitment to making a positive impact in the face of adversity showcases the remarkable bond between Strongwater Farm and its partners.

The Lightship Financial team’s invaluable volunteer work comes at a critical time for Strongwater Farm. The farm has been dealing with the aftermath of devastating flooding and urgently needed assistance to ensure the safety and well-being of their horses and facilities.

Strongwater Farm extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Lightship Financial team for their dedication to their mission and the welfare of their community. Together, they demonstrate the power of coming together to create positive change.

How Can Your Business Partner with Strongwater Farm?

  • Volunteer: Join Strongwater Farm’s vibrant volunteer community and contribute your skills and time to support their programs and initiatives. Explore volunteer opportunities at or contact [email protected] for more information.

  • Recruit Your Organization: Lightship Financial’s example shows the impact businesses can have when they partner with Strongwater Farm. Encourage your organization to participate in the Community Barn Raisin’, a program that offers special hosted team-building events and leaves a lasting impact on the community. Learn more at and reach out to [email protected] to explore partnership opportunities.

  • Recruit Your Friends: Beyond corporate engagement, individuals can make a difference by hosting fundraisers or events. Discover the tools for a successful online fundraiser at or

  • Follow on Social Media: Stay connected with Strongwater Farm’s updates by following them on Facebook and Instagram.

  • Attend Upcoming Events: Join upcoming events like the open house, tentatively scheduled for the end of October, and #RisingStrongwater2023 Giving Tuesday on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Keep an eye on social media or visit the website for event details.

  • Donate: Make a direct contribution to support Strongwater Farm’s mission at

Strongwater Farm is not just a place of hope, healing, and transformation; it’s a community of resilience. In the face of adversity, Strongwater Farm and partners like Lightship Financial stand together, demonstrating that they are truly stronger together.

For more information and inquiries, please contact:

Jo Bryan, Executive Director, Strongwater Farm Email: [email protected] Phone: 817.455.7347

Together, Strongwater Farm and its partners continue to make a profound impact on the community they serve, embodying the spirit of unity and service.

For more information about Rising Strongwater 2023 and partnership opportunities, please visit


[September 22, 2023]

Lowell Five Lends Strong Support to Rising Strongwater's 2023 Campaign as a Lasso Legend Partner


Lowell Five Lends Strong Support to Rising Strongwater’s 2023 Campaign

Tewksbury, 22 September 2023 – In a time of adversity, community solidarity shines through as Lowell Five proudly joins hands with Strongwater Farm in their #RisingStrongwater2023 campaign.

The recent onslaught of historic rainfall had a devastating impact on Strongwater Farm, leading to widespread damage and unexpected costs. Deep channels formed in walking areas, fallen trees obstructed therapeutic riding trails, unstable paddocks posed risks to both horses and volunteers, and multiple leaks in the roof resulted in wet feed for the animals. This unforeseen situation strained resources, requiring increased staff supervision and impacting programs. #RisingStrongwater2023 hopes to raise $85,000 by the end of the year to recover from flooding, address drainage issues, and reinforce and sustain programming.

However, amidst these challenges, Strongwater Farm exemplifies resilience and hope. The #RisingStrongwater2023 campaign embodies their determination to overcome adversity, turning a moment of calamity into a story of triumph with the support of partners like Lowell Five and the wider community.

How Can Businesses Join the Movement?

  • Volunteer: Strongwater Farm welcomes volunteers with diverse skills, whether working with program participants or contributing expertise in marketing, social media, and more. Discover volunteer opportunities at or by emailing [email protected].
  • Recruit Your Organization: Engage your business in the Community Barn Raisin’, a unique opportunity offering special hosted team-building events and lasting community impact. Learn more at and email [email protected] to participate.
  • Recruit Your Friends: Encourage individuals to host fundraisers or events, with all the tools for successful online fundraising available at or
  • Follow on Social Media: Stay updated by following Strongwater Farm on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Attend Upcoming Events: Join the upcoming open house, scheduled for October 30, 2023 from 4-6pm, and #RisingStrongwater2023 Giving Tuesday on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Keep an eye on social media or visit the website for updates.
  • Donate: Support Strongwater Farm’s mission by making a donation at

Lowell Five’s partnership with Strongwater Farm in this campaign highlights the importance of community engagement and support during challenging times, and is another example of Lowell Five’s longstanding partnership with Strongwater. Their commitment serves as an inspiration to other businesses in the area to come alongside.

For more information and inquiries, please contact:

Jo Bryan, Executive Director, Strongwater Farm Email: [email protected] Phone: 817.455.7347

Strongwater Farm stands as a beacon of hope, healing, and transformation through equine assisted services. Challenges may arise, but our resolve is unshaken: We’re stronger together.

For more information about partnering with Rising Strongwater 2023, visit


[September 13, 2023]

🌟Turning the Tide with #RisingStrongwater2023: A Movement of Resilience and Hope🌊

Join Strongwater Farm as We Rise Above Challenges Together!

[Tewksbury, 13 September 2023] – In the face of challenges as daunting as rising waters, Strongwater Farm is

turning the tide and inviting the community to join them in a movement of resilience and hope. During the

August and September historic rainfall, Strongwater Farm experienced devastating flooding. Not only did their

grain and hay room become flooded, resulting in unusable hay, ruined grain, and a scramble to find sources for

enough dry and non-moldy hay for 15 horses, but the flood waters created deep channels in their walking

paths and paddocks. This damage has been ongoing, increasing slightly with every new onslaught of rain. Now

hurricanes threaten them with thousands more gallons of rain, but they are taking it all in stride.

[October 4, 2023]

[November 7, 2023]

[September 1, 2023]

Strongwater Farm Press Release: 09/01/2023 Hoe Down Cancelled - Rising Strongwater

Strongwater Farm Rises Above Challenges, Invites Community to
#RISINGSTRONGWATER2023 for a Resilient Future

[Tewksbury, September 1, 2023] – Amidst unexpected trials, Strongwater Farm is harnessing
the unity within us to convert challenges into opportunities for growth.

Due to unprecedented floods and associated challenges, the 5th Annual Strongwater Farm Hoe
Down event scheduled for October 1, 2023, has been canceled and re-imagined in light of
present circumstances. Instead, we are thrilled to introduce you to a community-building
campaign: #RisingStrongwater2023.

Introducing #RisingStrongwater2023

[September 1, 2023]

#RisingStrongwater2023 Frequently Asked Questions