Welcome to Sumner Brook Farm

Sumner Brook Farm, Inc. (SBF) is a non-profit organization located in Middletown, Connecticut. SBF works everyday to reduce the number of horses sent to auction or slaughter by accepting surrendered horses, rehabilitating and retaining them, and offering them for adoption as well as providing educational opportunities for the community. We serve the local horse community of Middletown, Connecticut and surrounding areas.

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Horse Programs

Sumner Brook Farm rehabilitates, retrains, and rehomes horses that have been abandoned, neglected, or mistreated. We provide retirement and treatment care for horses unable to work due to illness, injury, or age.

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 three horses available for adoption! Check them out here.

How to Help

Every gift, no matter how small, helps us continue our mission to rescue, rehabilitate, re-train, and rehome horses who are in need. We accept donations through our website form or PayPal.

We are always looking for volunteers! To learn more, visit our volunteering page and also checkout out our SBF branded apparel here.

Events

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

SBF 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 will make it easier for those in need to get help before the horses are neglected. Early intervention can prevent neglect, horses going to auction, and provide owners with a sense of relief that their horse is safe and will always be safe. 

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Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement is with Cindy Kirmss.
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Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Shania came to SBF one year ago. Her story, though sad, is all too familiar. A horse with psychological trauma, physical pain, and very little training, was entrusted to a person who could not meet her needs. She was abandoned at the boarding barn, underweight with skin infections and gastric ulcers, she was tough to handle due to her nervous and aggressive behavior. SBF was contacted to see if we could help. It has been a long journey for 16 year old Shania, her development, trust and training will be a lifelong need. She requires a skilled rider because of her trauma about mounting. But once you get on, she goes right to work. She really is lovely, she just needs a patient, confidence building person. If you might be that person, please message the page or email amy@sumnerbrookfarm.com to learn about our Lease to Adoption program.
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Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
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Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Sweatshirts are in stock and can be pre-paid here for local pick up at the farm. Or we can ship for an additional fee. https://sumnerbrookfarm.com/product/preorder-navy-unisex-sbf-sweatshirt/
Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Sweatshirts have arrived! If you pre-ordered please contact amy@sumnerbrookfarm.com for pick up! If you would like one of these comfy sweatshirts but missed the pre-order, you can purchase one on our website and pick up at the farm. They can be shipped for an additional fee. #philanthropy #nonprofitorganizations #ctnonprofit #nonprofitsofinstagram #sumnerbrookfarm #sbf #horserescue #ctfarms #middletownct #connecticut #connecticuthorsefarm #bearpawbarn
Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement
Caleb is sporting some fancy boots at bedtime. As horses age, they have a tough time getting up and down (don’t we all) and their skin can get sores on bony areas of the legs. Caleb has a stall full of fluffy shavings inside his shed. Does he lay down in there? No of course not! He chooses to lay on the hard ground that is wreaking havoc on his skin. Maybe he finds it easier to get up outside? Maybe he likes a good scratch on his back in the sand? Maybe he feels safer sleeping in the open, under the watch of his paddock neighbors?
Who knows what’s in his little fuzzy mind! But as caretakers of aged horses, watching for these little changes means taking some extra care to keep him happy and comfortable, so bedsore boots it is!