• Our Annual Hunter Pace was held on Oct 26, 2014

    Our 6th Annual Hunter Pace was our biggest success ever! We had over 100 riders and horses running our 7 mile course. We would like to thank everyone that participated, all of our volunteers and the companies and people that donated for our raffles.

  • Months of Sept and Oct

    Make sure to come and visit us at Lyman Orchards and ride our ponies for the months of September and October.

  • Stuff A Bus

    Our 2nd annual Stuff a Bus was held on April 26th 2014 across from Thompson's feed store RT. 44 Mansfield Depo. Special thanks to M&J Bus, Inc. and G.M. Thompson and Sons, Inc.

  • Poker Run Was held on May 18, 2014

    It was a beautiful day for a nice ride and the Poker Run was great. Tara Farm Rescue would like to thank everyone who participated: From the riders, to our volunteers; TSI Harley-Davidson of Ellington; Trantolo and Trantolo; Channel 3's Scot Haney; and all those who made donations. This event takes place, every year, in May, so please check back for more information as the date approaches.

  • "I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good, therefore, that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."
  • Stephen Grellet, 1773-1855

Tara Farm Rescue is a nonprofit animal sanctuary located at 670 Babcock Hill Road in Coventry, CT (Telephone 860-742-2215). We are funded by private donations and staffed by volunteer workers of all ages and from all walks of life. The Rescue was started in 1982 by BonnieJeanne Gorden who has dedicated her life to easing the suffering of animals. Originally started as a home for unwanted horses, Tara Farm Rescue has expanded and now unwanted, neglected and abused cows, pigs, rabbits, chickens, goats, dogs and cats are taken in, rehabilitated, and when possible, placed in adoptive homes. When new animals arrive at Tara Farm, they almost always need veterinary services and this can be costly. The lengthy rehabilitation process and maintenance of at least 140 animals at any given time that are under BonnieJeanne's care require a constant cash expenditure. We at Tara Farm Rescue vow to do everything in our power (including engaging the help of highly-trained professionals) to ensure that our animals receive the best care possible.