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Ray of Light Farm


EIN: 30-0180645
Founded: 2004
Ray of Light Farm
232 Town Street
East Haddam CT 06423
3106293280

Physical Address:
232 Town Street
East Haddam,CT 06423


Last Updated 2018-07-26

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2018 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Ray of Light was established to provide a place where animals and people can form healthy connections in a safe environment. In addition, we aspire to be a healing presence in a wounded world.

Every year thousands of horses and donkeys are abandoned, abused or slaughtered. Ray of Light Farm serves as a safe haven for some providing medical care, nutritious food and training.

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 an unjudging place to find solitude and companionship for a person suffering or dying from illness.

The farm remains open to the public and these animals are available and happy to listen to anyone in need of a friend.


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

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

90%% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

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

Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.


Volunteer Opportunities


Docent For Farm Walks
Minimum Age: 16
We need a docent that loves animals and loves talking about them. We will educate them. Docent hours are Saturday and Sunday, first shift 10-12:30 and second shift 12:30-3 (hours are flexible)

Tiny Trotter Farm Tours
Minimum Age: 16
Tuesdays and Fridays, hours are 9:30 am to 11:30 am. Need someone who loves to tell stories, farm tours, and crafts. We will train.

Barn Chores And Farm Maintenance
Minimum Age: 14
Manure movers! Equipment maintenance (tractor care), ring groomers, and general farm and stall clean up and care. Every day, hours vary.


Wish List Items


Wheelbarrows
We are in desperate need for some new or lightly used wheelbarrows. Many of the ones we have were donated years ago and some have holes in them.

We clean 65 stalls every day, as well as the paddocks and other enclosures and wheelbarrows enable us to do this work efficiently and safely.

HAY
We currently have 54 equines and they eat hay. This is something we always need.


*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.