Visit the Shelter

Visit the Shelter

The MSSPA is excited to offer scheduled visits so you can enjoy the horses and farm life at the shelter. Though no payment is required to visit the farm, donations are always appreciated.

When? Visit days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday only. One-hour time spots are available. See the date and time options on the calendar below to submit your reservation. Scroll down to read about special “Horsing Around” September Saturdays (regular visit policies apply)! Visits without a reservation are not allowed.

Who? One time spot can accommodate from 1 to 8 individuals total, including children.

Where? River Road farm, where you will have access to picnic tables equipped with umbrellas. A Porta-Potty is available for visitors. We ask that you refrain from entering the Visitors Center.

How? Visitors are welcome to bring their own food, beverages, and supplies. Please plan to carry out all refuse; leave nothing behind but your hoofprints! Alcoholic beverages, smoking, and vaping are strictly forbidden on the MSSPA property. No picnic? No problem! You are also welcome to simply walk the property during your scheduled time spot. Many of the horses are excited to make new friends and will approach the fence to meet you and receive your pets and scratches.

What Else? Information packets and goodie bags for kids are provided. A volunteer will greet visitors and answer questions. If your scheduled time spot is rained out or you are not able to attend, you can reschedule and cancel from your confirmation email, or contact the MSSPA to reschedule. The MSSPA reserves the right to cancel scheduled visits at any time. Every effort will be made to give advanced warning.

Questions? Please call (207) 892-3040 or email [email protected]

Please note that if you can’t click on a date in the calendar, there are no visit spots available for that day. Visit days are ONLY Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Thank you.

Once you complete your reservation, you will immediately receive a confirmation email. If you do NOT receive that email (please check your junk folders), please contact the MSSPA at (207) 892-3040 or [email protected] so we can assure you are all set for your visit. Thank you!

Celebrate the MSSPA’s 150th birthday by “Horsing Around” at the River Road Farm!

The horses invite you to special visit days Saturdays in September to celebrate 150 years of saving horses. Give the horses some friendly neck scratches, participate in a scavenger hunt, take a selfie with farm mascot Baxter, and even enjoy a birthday cupcake! Spaces are limited, so sign up today.