Ray of Light Farm is now OPEN every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Save-A-Buck Tack Store will open with the same hours.

We will be adding days as we measure the COVID-19 response and our capacity.

We are so excited that we will be able to welcome our public family back to the farm

in this challenging time.


We are asking our public to wear masks and practice safe social distancing while at the farm. We will not be asking for patrons to sign in at this time. Please note that our public bathrooms will be closed due to COVID-19, so please plan for that before you visit. We also cannot offer pony rides or wagon rides, at this time, due to State Guidelines. We can, however, offer goat feeding! 

There is absolutely no charge to visit. Although, all donations are greatly appreciated.


Thank you so much! 
We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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Summer Riding Camp

2020 DATES:     July 13-17,     August 3-7,     August 17-21

Join us at Ray of Light Farm Summer Riding Camp for an experience you'll never forget! 

All skill levels welcome, ages 7-16.

Camp takes place daily 10am - 3 pm*

Rain or shine

*Friday ends earlier - around 1pm

Invite your family to the last day of class to show what you've learned!  

Learn more about our Summer Camp Here.

Give us a call with questions, and to sign up!

(860) 873-1895

Shining Bright Totem Contest

Check out our newest fundraiser! Paint your own totem pole and have it displayed on our Pony Trail for all to see. Your participation helps us to continue our mission of helping animals and inspiring people. Thank you!

Help us keep

the Light Shining!

Click here for more information

Every year thousands of horses and donkeys are abandoned, abused or slaughtered.  Ray of Light Farm serves as a safe haven for some of these animals by providing medical care, nutritious food, and retraining.    
Many of these beautiful animals are then adopted into loving homes.  Some very special ones go on to serve humanity as therapy animals.  Living out their lives as permanent farm residents, these animals provide a range of little miracles, from giving inspiration and encouragement to an autistic child, to being a gentle and non-judgmental soul for a person suffering or dying from illness.
Ray of Light Farm is open to the public and its animals are available and happy to listen to anyone in need of a friend.

Worth saving...

The horses and donkeys at Ray of Light Farm have an assortment of stories.  

Many, but not all, are nurse mare foals and premarin horses and foals.  Here is a brief description of each.


Premarin Horses & Foals

(PMU including Prempro, Premphase, Prempac, and Premelle)

For the production of the drug premarin, horses are kept continually pregnant in order for their urine to be collected. When they can no longer reproduce quickly they are sent to the slaughterhouse. Their meat is then sold for human consumption or dog food.


Some foals from these horses are killed immediately after birth and some of the females will be raised to be "Premarin mares" and join the production line. Many will be sold and sent to feedlots to be fattened for slaughter. 


Nurse Mare Foals

A nurse mare foal is a foal who was born so that its mother might come into milk. The milk that the nurse mare is producing is used to nourish the foal of another mare, a more “expensive” foal. Primarily these are thoroughbred foals, though certainly not limited to the thoroughbred industry. The nurse mares biological foal is then discarded.


These animals deserve loving homes.  Help us provide them sanctuary; donate now.  

Ray of Light Farm

232 Town Street

East Haddam, CT 06423



Farm & Tack Shop Hours

Saturday & Sundays ONLY

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

All other days by appointment

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Born on the farm, his pregnant mother and father were rescued from a feedlot while awaiting slaughter.