Mitchell Farm Upcoming Events

Our events are designed to raise awareness of the plight of the senior horses and to help generate the funds needed to continue our mission. Proceeds go directly to pay for the feed, vet and farrier fees for the herd in our care. While you're having fun, you're also helping. We thank you.


Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement will begin our 10th Year Anniversary by celebrating the ASPCA® National Help A Horse Day on April 26 and compete for a chance to win one of five $10,000 grant prizes to assist with our efforts to protect horses. This nationwide competition is for equine rescues and sanctuaries to raise awareness about the lifesaving work they do year-round to care for at-risk horses in their community. Horses have been central to the ASPCA’s work since its founding 148 years ago, when Henry Bergh stopped a cart driver from beating his horse, resulting in the first successful arrest for the mistreatment of a horse on April 26, 1866.

The ASPCA Help A Horse Day contest is a wonderful opportunity for our team to welcome the residents and businesses of South Eastern Connecticut to our farm to help spread awareness about not only our mission and the needs of the senior horse, but overall horse welfare, in the hopes of preventing unwanted horses in our area.
Horses have a right to a good life even after they have outlived their usefulness. We hope our local supporters will come out on April 26 to Make this a successful event and help us win a $10,000 grant so we can continue our life-extending efforts for years to come.

Check back often for updated lists of vendors and speakers, or like us on Face Book for updates.

Demos & Lectures

~Full Motion Equine Massage with Terry Schenk

~Pet Partner Therapy Horses "Yankee" & "Joya"
     & their human partners Author Jim Griffin & Deb McConnell

~Equine Nutrition with Eric Haydt, RAS, Senior VP, Triple Crown Nutrition, Inc.
     Involved with Triple Crown Nutrition from it's inception, a member of the American Assoc. of Professional Animal Scientists and
     a horse owner for 20 years. 

~"There's No Such Thing As A Free Horse"  Presented by Mitchell Farm
      The path to responsible horse ownership

~What Does Neglect Look Like? And how to report it.

Everything Equine Vendor Booths (so far)
Free vendor booth space still available

~Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement, Inc.
~High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
~Ray of Light Farm
~Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue
~Full Motion Equine Massage
~Triple Crown Nutrition
~Author Jim Griffin
~Antique Tractors
~Equissage, Ron & Doris Bouchard
~Jack's Fancy Shoes
~Sandy Dawiczyk, Animal Communicator
~Farm Family Insurance 
~Connecticut Draft Horse Rescue
~Anna Leonard Horsemanship

Live Music

~That Dollar's Gone
Acoustic Duo Peter Blair & Jo-Ann Cope performing classic hits from the 60's to present.


~Farm Tours
~Meet & Greet the Mitchell Farm Horses
~Stall Mucking Contest Sponsored by Melzen Farm Supply
~Wine Tasting! Sample the Mitchell Farm Label

Food Vendors

~Frank's Mobile Kitchen
~Nubo Gelato
~The Cannoli Truck

Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions
August 22, 23 & 24
We love them, you love them, and they're back for a fifth year! We'll be celebrating their story and ours.

Check back for tickets!

2014 Mitchell Farm Music Festival

September 20th & 21st

Saturday, September 20th
This show has become a tradition! Aztec Two-Step, the Pousette-Dart Band, and Jonathan Edwards
Nowhere else can you see all three iconic bands play on the same stage, on the same day. The encores have brought down the house! 

Sunday September 22nd
We bring it home with local phenom bands Poor Old Shine, The Shinolas, and maybe more!

Please check back for ticket sales. Shows start at 2:30 pm.  Gate opens at 1:30 pm.  Parking opens at Noon. Food will be available for purchase. B.Y.O.B.  Rain or shine! Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. This event is tented!  
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