Horse farm that helps veterans in danger of closing - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Horse farm that helps veterans in danger of closing

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Huntington-Fields Farm has been in operation since 2002 (WFSB) Huntington-Fields Farm has been in operation since 2002 (WFSB)
SCOTLAND, CT (WFSB) -

A small private horse farm that helps veterans, will have to close, if there's not a last minute miracle.

Huntington-Fields Farm has been in operation since 2002, but recently, the owner got a notice that they're going to foreclose.

Owner Sheila Lambert said it takes a lot to run the 32-acre farm. Lambert said she needs to feed and care for her horses while at the same time helping out veterans such as Donald Crowhorst, who comes regularly from Rhode Island.

"It helps me work with the animals, which helps me to relax,” Crowhorst said. “It gives me a chance to unwind."

For years, the foreclosure has loomed over Lambert's head.

"I've actually been battling it the last five years, requesting extensions of law days in order to make things happen here,” Lambert said.

Lambert said she gives riding lessons, but that doesn't bring in enough money to keep Huntington-Fields Farm going, or sustain the expansive gardens used as therapy for veterans.

"It's such a shame because this farm has so much potential and so many things that can be done here,” Crowhorst said.

"There are large ponds to fish. There's space for events. It's a great little town here in Scotland it's a shame,” Lambert said. “I don't know what's going to happen."

There's a GoFundMe page to help save Huntington-Fields Farm. If you want to learn more, click here.   

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