​​​Our Vision

     To be a model sanctuary that promotes a safe and dignified life for all equines


Our Mission

     To provide a safe and comfortable retirement alternative for aged and infirm horses to live out their lives and to

     offer educational opportunities on equine welfare


​~ Founded in August of 2004 by Dee Doolittle

~ Received IRS 501(c)3 status September 28, 2005

~ Fully accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries in 2012

~ Fully accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance in 2013

~ Currently caring for 25 retired horses with 55 on the waiting list

~ Named as a Connecticut Horse Farm of Environmental Distinction

~ Recognized by the Thoroughbred Charities of America, The Equus Foundation, The Unwanted Horse Veterinary

   Relief Campaign, The Neal Foundation, The Avrum Katz Foundation, The Build-A-Bear Foundation, The Andrew J.

   Agnese Cestone Foundation, The Doris Day Day Animal Foundation, The Community Foundation of Eastern 

   Connecticut, The Brennan Equine Welfare Fund and the ASPCA 

~We subscribe to the AAEP Care Guidelines for Rescue and Retirement Facilities and to the standard of the Global

   Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 


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