We are excited for Spring!

Spring brings longer, warmer days, green in the trees and fields, and the horses can shed their winter blankets to bask in the sunshine.

SBF Sunny on a warm day.

Spring also brings Annual Health check-ups for the herd. The cost per horse is $300-$500 for this required care. We need VET BILL sponsors!

SBF Sadie receiving dental treatment for her worn out molars. She cannot chew hay and lives on a special diet.

Each horse requires vaccinations, physical exams, bloodwork, dental exams and floating.

Donate with Paypal. https://www.paypal.me/SumnerBrookFarm

If you can help us cover the costs for all 9 of our rescues and retirees, please donate! Donations are easy through PayPal or Checks can be mailed to the farm.

Fundraising Goal for Veterinary Care $4,500.00

The horses need you!

Henry, our little misfit Thoroughbred. We love him and all his quirks❤️.

Click here!!! http://www.SumnerBrookFarm.com/donate

Sumner Brook Farm Inc. 874 Millbrook Rd. Middletown, CT 06457

Winter 2023 update!

Hello everyone!

What a strange and warm winter we’ve been experiencing in Connecticut. I’m not complaining about the warm temps, sunshine, no snow and neither are the horses! The horses are enjoying a beautiful February afternoon, dozing in the sun, munching on hay and are shedding those winter coats. The days are getting longer and we are counting the minutes until Spring when we can set some dates for tours, clinics and ground classes. We hope you are all well and able to get outside and enjoy your day! -Amy Gardner Anderson, Founder.

Woody, retiree and safe for life.
Henry, rescue horse and companion to Woody.
Elle, former Bear Paw Barn lesson horse.
Trooper and Lucy, Retirement Program Horses
“Got food?” -Trooper and Lucy, Retirees
Sunny (grey) and Sadie, rescue horses with special needs.

Skip, former Bear Paw Barn lesson horse, and his rescue buddies Doug and Franklyn.

Vendor Fair 2022 Success!!!

What a great day!
Despite the monsoon weather conditions, we had a full house of vendors and shoppers for our 2nd annual Vendor Fair.

An incredible amount of work to organize and put on the event was accomplished by volunteers who started planning in July!
Corporate Sponsors Torrison Stone & Garden and Cahill Septic donated services and contributions to support the fair.
Melissa Hill Home Design put in a zillion volunteer hours organizing the event. Jill Bonaiuto Garrity was a tremendous help as always and everyone enjoyed the music of Tim Kosky.
The folks from @fallsbrookfarmct pitched in and braved the rain with their food truck.
Sumner Brook Family and Board members ran the raffle, handled the parking in pouring rain, and hung in there until the clean up was complete.
Many, many, many thanks to all of you!
See you in December 2023!
Amy Gardner Anderson

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Holiday Vendor Fair

December 3, 2022 @ 11:00 am 3:00 pm

Saturday December 3, 2022 11:00am-3:00pm

Join us for our 2nd annual Holiday Shopping Fair!

With over 35 unique artwork, crafts, vendors, pottery, live music, food trucks and horses, it is a fun filled day of shopping and visiting with 2 and 4 legged friends.

(Vendor spaces are full! Contact Melissa@sumnerbrookfarm.com for waitlist and more Vendor info.)

Sumner Brook Farm Equine Rescue and Retirement

874 Millbrook Rd
Middletown, Connecticut 06457 United States
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Adopt a Sanctuary Horse!

Have you always wanted a horse to bond with? To groom, take on long walks, and get to know their unique and individual personality? Our Sanctuary Horse Adoption might be a great option for you. We have several horses at Sumner Brook Farm who will live out their golden years on the farm due to age or complex care requirements. 

We believe a horse’s life is worth more than the ability to work.

Horses’ lives have more value than being a riding horse or producing income for humans. Whether they are rideable or retired, physically able but psychologically too scarred to be ridden, we will take care of them for the rest of their lives. Taking on this responsibility comes with great expense. We love all our rescues and give them everything they need to be happy and healthy and finding them a perfect person is just as important as providing the other aspects of care.

There is nothing like a horse having their own person.

Horses need someone they can count on, someone that they know. Can you provide consistency and structure to their days with visits, grooming, and walks around our beautiful farm? Will you provide a monthly financial contribution towards their care? Horses do in fact recognize different people and get to know their regular care givers. We would love to have you as the extra special person in their lives.

This is a donation commitment like no other, knowing a rescue horse is receiving the best care of their lives, the best love and companionship, because it comes directly from you.

If you are an adult (21 and over) with horse experience and would like to be considered as a Sanctuary Adopter, please email amy@sumnerbrookfarm.com 

Sanctuary adopters are welcome to schedule visits Tuesdays through Saturdays based on the farm’s schedule connecting with your schedule.

*Please note that this is not a riding opportunity. Most of our horses are retired from under saddle work. 

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