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Famed Lipizzan Stallions to be featured in fund raiser for the

UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center


Goffstown, NH: The “Royals” are making a visit to Goffstown in late summer and the public is invited!

The centerpiece of a special fund-raiser, the Royal Lipizzan stallions of Austria will be performing a series of performances at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center August 31 through September 3.

“We’re thrilled to bring these amazing horses to the area this summer,” said Karen Kersting, Executive Director at the UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center.  “It will truly be a one of a kind experience that directly benefits our programs and services.”

Founded in the 16th century for the exclusive use of the Hapsburg Royal family of Austria, the Royal Lipizzans are unquestionably the rarest, most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. The breed was first established by Archduke Charles at Lipizza (now part of Yugoslavia) and only a few hundred have ever existed at any one time.


In the first half of the 20th century, the breed was threatened a number of times as wars and other conflicts swept Europe.  Many credit U.S. General George S. Patton for saving the horses during World War II from the Russian advance. The Lipizzans' celebrated escape was recounted in the Walt Disney movie, "Miracle of the White Stallions".


According to historical accounts, General Patton granted protection to locals who  smuggled the horses out from far behind enemy lines, riding at night and hiding by day.


The 2018 performance of the Lipizzan Stallions will be held rain or shine Friday August 31 thru Monday September 3, 2018 at UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center in Goffstown, NH.


August 31 – 6:00 pm

September 1 – 4:00 pm

September 2 – 4:00 pm

September 3 – 4:00 pm



ADVANCE: $15 CHILD (6-12) $20 ADULT

DOOR: $20 CHILD (6-12) $25 ADULT

To purchase tickets or for more information call (603) 497-2343 or go to www.upreachtec.org


About UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center


UpReach is a non-profit 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. Participants range in age from as young as three years of age to those who are young at heart well into his or her 90's. Most participants have varying degrees of cognitive, physical, behavior, psychological, and sensory challenges. Some of these include autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, intellectual and learning disabilities, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and sensory integration processing disorders. For 25 years, our organization continues to serve the greater Manchester, Concord, and Nashua areas of New Hampshire delivering excellence in programming with the very best staff, horses and volunteers.


For more information, performance schedule and to purchase your tickets visit call (603) 497-2353 or visit us at www.upreachtec.org


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