News & Events

News & Events

There are always many goings-on at the MSSPA shelter and in its herd, so check this page often!  Keep scrolling to find out about upcoming events and new MSSPA programs, or take a few moments to read the shelter updates.

Updates from River Road

Ride to Rescue 2020 has started!

The horses at MSSPA’s equine shelter need your help. Hop on your own horse, your bike, your tractor, or even a hobby horse, and Ride to Rescue. Have fun, get moving, and raise funds for the rescued horses at New England’s premier horse shelter.


Find out more about Ride to Rescue

View the campaign page


A huge thank you to IDEXX, the preferred sponsor for Ride to Rescue 2020!

The horses want you to picnic with them!

Have you missed visiting the MSSPA horses over the last few months?  They have certainly missed seeing you, as has everyone here at New England’s premier horse shelter.  Starting July 7th, you’re invited to “Picnic with Ponies.”

Learn More and Reserve a Table

Please remember that outside of scheduled Picnic with Ponies visits, MSSPA is not yet open to visitors.  Though no payment is required to Picnic with Ponies, donations are always appreciated.  100% of your donation goes to the feeding and care of the rescued horses.

Visit the Farm

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, MSSPA has temporarily suspended its daily open hours.  If you are interested in visiting the rescued horses, please sign up to Picnic with Ponies!

Farm Address: 279 River Road, Windham, ME 04062

Mailing Address: PO Box 10, South Windham, ME 04082

Driving Directions: From I-95 north or south: Take Exit 48 in Westbrook, the exit feeds directly onto Larrabee Rd., stay on Larrabee Road for one-half mile. Turn right onto Rte. 25/Main St., go seven-tenths of a mile. Continue straight onto Cumberland St., go 2.1 miles. Continue straight onto River Road, go 2.7 miles. The MSSPA will be on the right. (Main St., Cumberland St., and River Road turn into one another – just go straight at all intersections and rotaries)