"Where gentle horses give and get love"
"Where gentle horses give and get love"
In 1997, Claudia Campbell moved to Florida from NY and purchased her home which soon became Delmar Farm. The name Delmar came from a combination of two very special horses, Shalimar and Delgamo. When Claudia was only 13 years old, she rescued her first horse Shalimar. She kept and took care of that horse through her young adulthood until 16 years later when Shalimar passed. Claudia made sure to provide for that horse no matter what. Then came Delgamo - a difficult horse who taught Claudia so much but despite the challenges between them, Claudia kept and cared for Delgamo for twenty years until he passed. So Del and Mar from both of those names became Delmar Farm back in 1998 and the same acts of compassion and responsibility have remained and have become what Delmar Farm is still now and will always be.
Once settled in Florida, Claudia continued her horseback riding training which had started years earlier on Long Island, NY at a show barn (Wellington Show Stables) in Wellington as a full time trainer. It was here that Claudia became familiar with the highly competitive horse show world and helped her students earn numerous grand championships. She did this for 7 years until she became a mother to her two daughters and that is when she started acquiring a few more ponies and taught lessons from her own farm. She was happy to offer children more than just riding and rather she always stresses how important it is to know how to properly take care of the horse. Over the years, Claudia became so much more passionate about rescue and how important it is and she has helped so many animals over the years. She believes in the commitment to a safe retirement for older or injured horses and many of her own have been under her care for many years and have a home for life at Delmar Farm. Our horses are so well seasoned with teaching children. Their kind souls continue to benefit so many. They don't ask for anything much in return...just for our love and care.
Guidestar nonprofit Gold Level status:
A three hour educational and fun Sunday program. The children learn to groom, tack up, have a group riding lesson, paint the minis, bath the horses, learn different aspects of horse care, meet the rescue donkeys and other farm animals, feed all the horses treats out of buckets, and do a bareback ride! Ages are from 4 to 11 years old. Fam
A three hour educational and fun Sunday program. The children learn to groom, tack up, have a group riding lesson, paint the minis, bath the horses, learn different aspects of horse care, meet the rescue donkeys and other farm animals, feed all the horses treats out of buckets, and do a bareback ride! Ages are from 4 to 11 years old. Family friendly, parents welcome to stay or drop off! This runs about once to twice monthly and reservations are required as space is limited.
We offer private riding lessons on our wonderful horses and ponies. We also can customize group outings such as Girl Scouts, homeschool groups, large family events and field trips. Or, plan your child's next birthday party here!
A weekday morning class for the little ones!! Preschool age children get to enjoy working with the miniature (eye level!) horses, ride the ponies and meet all the farm animals! It's crazy cuteness balled up into a very interactive hour!
An educational class for homeschoolers ages 8 yrs old and up. This class involves daily care of horses and the responsibilities involved in running a farm. There is no riding in this class. It is one hour long and days vary on weekday mornings.
Programs designed to help children heal. We work on creating a safe environment to instill trust and build confidence and help teach leadership skills.
A 45 minute adorable fun class where the children listen to a story in the barn and then get to brush the miniature horses and head into the Critter Corner to meet our farm animals!