Retirement Home for Horses at Mill Creek Farm is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) equine sanctuary located in Alachua, Florida. Learn more http://millcreekfarm.org/
We provide lifetime care to horses seized by law enforcement agencies, rescued by the SPCA or humane societies, horses retired from government service such as police patrol or state and federal parks, and unwanted horses that are destined for slaughter.
(We do not accept horses from private owners.)
We receive no federal or state money and rely 100% on donations from supporters who love horses as we do and believe in our mission of providing lifelong retirement for these senior horses that were rescued from neglect and abuse….as well as the police and military horses who deserve a retirement after their years of public service.
In 1984, Peter and Mary Gregory created the Retirement Home For Horses, Inc., a nonprofit sanctuary for old, abused, and abandoned horses in Alachua, in North Central Florida.
The Retirement Home For Horses at Mill Creek Farm is over 300 acres of tree-lined, rolling green pastures that is protected by a perpetual conservation easement that prevents the land from being developed, ensuring that the Retirement Home For Horses at Mill Creek Farm will always be a sanctuary for horses in need.
Approximately 40 acres are native woods and wetlands and are home to many animals such as deer, fox, rabbits, squirrels and many species of birds.
There are currently 140 horses that are now retired at the farm. And while some of the horses may live here for many years, and others sadly may die too soon, each and every horse will be able to live out their lives in peace and tranquility with care and attention while at the Retirement Home For Horses at Mill Creek Farm. Newly rescued horses arrive on a regular basis and it is always hoped that they will be able to enjoy a long retirement at Mill Creek Farm.
Peter died in 2014 and now their son Paul along with Mary manage the farm and live and labor there as well. Regular volunteers assist them with the feeding and grooming of the horses, as well as the chores that go with a working farm.
The yearly cost to run the farm is approximately $300,000. The Retirement Home For Horses relies solely on donations and the kind support of people like you. Please help us provide a safe sanctuary for these horses. Your donations will allow many horses to be saved from the suffering of abuse and neglect.
We are open to the public every Saturday from 11AM to 3PM. Admission is 2 carrots!
For more information on donating to the Retirement Home for Horses, please use this link: http://millcreekfarm.org/howyoucanhelp.html