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About Sumner Brook Farm

Sumner Brook Farm, Inc is a 501c-3 non-profit organization located in Middletown, Connecticut. At our farm, we work everyday to reduce the number of horses sent to auction or slaughter by accepting owner surrendered horses, horses from local neglect cases, and horses in need of a safe retirement home. After rehabilitating and retraining them, we offer horses for adoption or lifetime sanctuary at the farm. Only with support of our monthly sponsors, annual donors and daily volunteers are we able to help these horse who desperately need us. As often as possible, we provide educational opportunities for the horse community about horse and stable management, senior horse care and special behavioral training. We primarily serve horses and people of Middlesex County in Connecticut and surrounding areas.

What We Do

Sumner Brook Farm rehabilitates, re-trains, and re-homes horses that have been abandoned, neglected, or mistreated. We also provide a peaceful retirement and special care for horses unable to work due to illness, injury, or age. Our expert staff and experienced volunteers provide one on one attention and comprehensive care to meet each horse’s needs.

SBF accepts horses surrendered due to personal hardship, on behalf of family members who need to place horses whose owners are ill, injured, or have passed away, and horse owners seeking a quiet, healthy environment for horses ready for retirement. We currently have several horses available for adoption! Check them out here.

How to Help

Donate! Every gift, no matter how small, helps us continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, re-train, and re-home horses who are in need. We accept online donations through PayPal, or you can mail your donation to the farm: Sumner Brook Farm Inc. 874 Millbrook Rd Middletown, CT 06457

Shop on Amazon! We are a verified charity on If you select SBF as your charity, we will automatically receive a donation from percentage of all of your purchases.

Check out our SBF branded apparel here. Show your support and spread the word while staying warm and cozy outdoors, or cool and stylish in the warmer months.

Donate items! We sell unwanted, gently used household and horse items to raise funds for hay for the horses.

Tell your Friends! We are newly established in 2018 and are always looking for social media and other outreach opportunities to help spread the word about horses in need.


2021 Events at Sumner Brook Farm.
Event season is here! We are excited to re-open the farm and invite you all to join us for these fundraisers to support horses in need. Meet the rescue horses and retirees! Learn about what we do at SBF and how you can be part of the Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement community.

“Fridays at the Farm” Begins July 2, 2021- August 27, 2021
Starr Mill Yoga Studio will be holding weekly classes Friday evenings at 6:00pm through July and August.
For tickets and info click here:

“Sumner Brook Farm Paint Night” July 10, 2021 7:00 pm
Essex Paint and Sip will be packing up their supplies and hosting an event at the farm!
Farm tour at 6:00pm (weather permitting).
Paint and Sip Event rain or shine in our indoor arena.
For tickets and a painting preview click here:

“SBF Rescue Open House and Music Night” August 7, 2021 4-8:00pm
‘Small Town Roots” will provide an evening of entertainment and fun!
We are looking for food/wine/beer trucks for this event please email
Farm tours on the hour.
Ticket link and more info to follow!

“Dine Out Nights.”
Local restaurants ION (It’s Only Natural) Mondo Pizza and Illiano’s will be hosting fundraising nights at their establishments. A portion of sales for that evening will be donated to help feed the horses! We love supporting our local businesses and appreciate the support they give to our local non profits.

Mondo Pizza July 20th, 2021
ION (It’s Only Natural Restaurant) August 24, 2021
Illiano’s TBA

Stay tuned for additional events! Please share!
Thank you for your support of our special needs horses- Caleb, Shania, Franklyn, Sunny, Doug, and Henry.

We offer education to the community about proper equine care and management throughout the lifetime of the horse as well as fundraising and community events. Check out our events page for more information.

The Sumner Brook Farm Difference

Sumner Brook Farm is not just another horse rescue. We stand by the belief that to help the horses, you have to help the people too. Horses get into trouble when people get into trouble and are afraid to ask for help. SBF makes it easier for those in need to reach out for help before the horses are neglected. Early intervention can prevent suffering, prevent horses going to auction and ultimately slaughter, and provide owners with a sense of relief that their horse is safe and will always be safe. 

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