Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc.

Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc.
300 East Haddam Rd
Salem, CT 06420

Mailing Address:
300 East Haddam Road
Salem, CT 06420

Phone: 860-303-8705

EIN: 56-2495790
Founded: 2004
Last Updated 2020-04-08

Public Charity

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Our mission is to provide a safe and comfortable retirement alternative for aged and infirm horses to live out their lives, and to offer educational opportunities to the public on equine welfare and management.

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.

Our organization'operates programs involved with equine retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Volunteer Opportunities

Special Skills
Minimum Age: 16
Volunteers with special skills and talents are always welcome. Whether you are into photography, have great computer skills or have construction knowledge, any talent can be utilized. Feel free to contact our volunteer coordinator to offer your skills and time.

Minimum Age: 16
Volunteers with computer skills are always welcome to assist with word processing, photocopying, bulk mailings and other office related tasks. Our Executive Director will always welcome help on this front. No knowledge of horses is necessary to help in the office.

Special Events
Minimum Age: 16
Most of the fund-raising at Mitchell Farm comes from our special events. Volunteers are needed for committee work, event coordination, care of the horses during the event, support services and many other tasks. This is an excellent way for someone to volunteer who may not be able to make a recurring commitment to the farm or for groups to participate in all the fun.

Horse Care
Minimum Age: 16
Volunteers have the opportunity to work directly with the horses on the farm. Volunteers who wish to work directly with our residents must first attend a volunteer orientation and training session. This will allow the staff to assess your knowledge of horses and comfort level working around them. A prior knowledge of horses or their care is not necessary but a willingness to make a regular time commitment is appreciated.

Minimum Age: 16
Volunteers can help with general maintenance around the farm. This may include daily stall cleaning, repairs and improvements (minor and major), construction projects, or field care. Some of these items are daily occurrences and others are special projects

Wish List Items

Quick Spade Combo Attachment For Front End Loader

Water Hoses
Two 100 ft. durable hoses. They seem to wear out quickly when you use them everyday!

Fly Control
Fly spry and swat. We use Fly Preditors to try and keep the barn fly population to a minimum. Swat works especially well on sensitive areas where black flies like to gather!

Small Engine Tune-ups
For our lawn tractor, brush cutter, weed whacker, chain saw etc.

Fencing Materials
8 ft. cedar posts & 10 ft.oak rails. We are trying to replace remaining electric fence with more suitable board fence.

Two 10 Ft X 40 Ft Run In Sheds.

5 Gallon Flat Back Buckets
For replacement of worn buckets.

27 Equimaxx Dewormers

*Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.
Equine Welfare Network Guardian
Effective Date
May 05, 2020

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We welcome you to donate directly to us. We will receive 100% of your donation made here.


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