Retirement Home For Horses at Mill Creek Farm, Alachua

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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
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  • Exceeded expectations and spoke w/ the founder whose story is a gift to this community. They have left a legacy that is not worth missing while in the area. Saturdays 11-3pm 
    Exceeded expectations and spoke w/ the founder whose story is a gift to this community. They have left a legacy that is not worth missing while in the area. Saturdays 11-3pm  more »
  • This a serene quiet place for the entire family .No admission except for 2 carrots to feed the horses. Many horses which most come up to the fence where you can feed them even kids.Only open on... 
    This a serene quiet place for the entire family .No admission except for 2 carrots to feed the horses. Many horses which most come up to the fence where you can feed them even kids.Only open on...  more »
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  • Wonderful spot and excellent employees or volunteers! What a fantastic idea to save old retired horses. Its clear to see the ladies there care about the horses and love telling you about them! The property is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! 🙂
  • Wow...took our almost 3 year old granddaughter to feed the horses last week. What a wonderful experience for a toddler. Seeing, feeding, and touching these awesome creatures. She asked today when can we back to the horses? Soon, baby girl, soon.

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