Welcome to Ray of Light Farm

     Ray of Light Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to provide a place where animals and people can form healthy connections in a safe environment.

     The farm is open to the public six days a week. A visit may be a casual stroll around the grounds to see the horses and farm animals, or it may be a more structured time, such as taking horseback riding lessons or engaging in other equestrian pursuits. We offer a range of activities for children through adults on an ongoing schedule and in celebration of holidays or other special events. We strive to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for animals and people at all levels of experience and abilities.

Come on down to the farm
we look forward to meeting you!

Call Ray of Light Farm at (860) 873-1895

Ray of Light Programs

One important mission at Ray of Light Farm is to provide a valuable resource for the communities of the CT River Valley and beyond. We have something for everyone, and we are now enrolling for all of our popular programs.

Tiny Trotters: a four week program designed for preschool-aged children. For one day each week, children spend an hour visiting with and learning about the animals at Ray of Light. Each day includes a craft project and snack, and ends with a pony ride! Safety is a priority at Ray of Light, so all activities are closely supervised. We also ask that children be accompanied by a parent or care-giver. See our calendar to find the dates of the next Tiny Trotter Session and call us at 860-873-1895 to register. Please note: the rate for Tiny Trotters has increased to $50 per 4 week session since Jan 1, 2013.

Riding Instruction: a team of professional and certified instructors is available to help students (ages 8 and up) from novice to advanced dressage to develop their riding skills, ride balanced and centered, in a true partnership with the horses. See our equestrian page for more detail. Call us at 860-873-1895 for lesson times and availability.

B.I.T: in the Basics in Training program, our head trainer Susan Macauley leads students through a progressive series of short courses designed to train student to effectively use groundwork exercises including round-penning, lunging and long-reining to build the foundations necessary for both human and equine to advance to riding and higher level equestrian pursuits. See our equestrian page for more dates and times.

Filly Night: a fun girls' night out with horses! It's a women's group riding lesson followed by a potluck dinner and social. Upcoming dates include Thursday, March 31 and Tuesday April 12. View our calendar for more future dates. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Please call us at 860-873-1895 to register.

Additional Programs and Special Events: We often host special guests to the farm to hold clinics or demonstrations. We also have seasonal events for the community. Please check with our calendar to find dates for these special programs and events.

Can You Help Us Keep the Light Shining?

As we enter 2013, we are full of gratitude for those who have helped us in the past. We are also aware that this year will hold for us our largest challenge ever - that is, keeping Ray of Light Farm alive and healthy at its current home in East Haddam.

Our Keep the Light Shining campaign aims to raise a total of 1.5 million dollars for realty and endowment for the purposes of:
1) securing the stability of the farm at its current location
2) securing the financial health of the farm so it can continue its animal rescue and community service missions.
We have an immediate need for raising at least half of that amount.

How You Can Help

- Share this with your friends
- Include us in your employer's matching funds options.
- Notify us of any Foundations that might be willing to help us in our mission.
- Make your donations, and earmark our "KEEP THE LIGHT SHINING" campaign as one of the recipients.
- NEW!- Join the 500 Club: Allow your bank to automatically deduct a $5.00 monthly donation from your checking account. Follow this link to print the required form.

We'll keep you posted on our progress. As always, your donations are tax deductible.

All your friends at Ray of Light Farm

Donations may be made my stopping by, mailing them to us, online or any other way you can think of. Online donations may be sent in through our PayPal account by clicking the button below.

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