About our Rescue

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 who are neglected, mistreated or sent to auction and slaughter. We provide safe haven for Thoroughbreds retiring from racing careers, horses surrendered due to personal hardship, horses from local severe neglect cases, and horses in need of sanctuary, a lifetime safe retirement home.

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Save a life.

We invite you to join us at Sumner Brook Farm in Middletown, CT for fun events and activities to support horses in need. Meet the rescues, sanctuary horses and retirees! Hear their stories and learn how you can help save horses from neglect.

After rescuing, rehabilitating evaluating their abilities and retraining them, horses are available for adoption. We offer horses for adoption on or off the farm. Many of our horses have serious health issues that need careful monitoring and professional care.

Shania, 18 year old retired racehorse, being treated for Lymphangitis.
Retiree Woody with his rescue companion, Henry.

Donate! Every gift in any amount, helps continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, re-train, re-home or retire 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

What We Do

Sumner Brook Farm accepts horses surrendered due to personal hardship, illness, injury, 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.

Only with support of our monthly sponsors, annual donors and daily volunteers are we able to help these horses who desperately need us. As often as possible, we provide educational opportunities to our community about horse and stable management, senior horse care and special behavioral training. Special thanks to these businesses and sponsors for their support!

How to Help

Shop our Wishlists!

Items listed through these retailers are typically veterinary supplies, feed supplements, equipment, and general items for the horses and facility.

Shop CHEWY.com https://www.chewy.com/g/sumner-brook-farm-inc_b108139601#wish-list&wishlistsortby=AVAILABILITY

Shop our online apparel store. Show your support and spread the word while staying warm and cozy outdoors, or cool and stylish in the warmer months.

Marketplace Donate items! We sell unwanted, gently used household and horse items to raise funds for hay for the horses. Contact melissa@sumnerbrookfarm.com

Share! 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.

Horse Clinics! We offer education to the community about proper equine care and management throughout the lifetime of the horse. 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 save horses, you have to help the people. Horses get into trouble when people get into trouble and are afraid to ask for help. Sumner Brook Farm 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. 

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 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.

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