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:
Please note, we are not open to the public for visits as we operate with limited staff/volunteers and our time is dedicated to caring for the animals. We offer events, classes and programs regularly and everyting is by reservation. We customize trips for larger groups of people as well, ask us how! Thank you
Our biggest event yet, it was fun for all! Here’s some scenes!
Summer camps and occasional day camps that are full of activities to help educate and have lots of fun!
We customize group outings such as Girl Scouts, homeschool groups, large family events and field trips. Or, plan your child's next birthday party here! Our birthday parties are one of a kind!
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! A fun and educational way to introduce your child to the wonders of animals.
Programs designed to help children and adults heal emotionally. We work on creating a safe environment to instill trust, build confidence and help teach leadership and life skills. We work in partnerships with other nonprofit organizations and therapists to create emotional therapy.
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!
Monday after school (subject to availability) Best way to just be around the horses and farm animals learning and having fun, plus a fun horseback ride and feeding the animals dinner. A drop off program for ages 7-12.
This incentive based reading and writing program encourages children to use their imagination while stepping out of the typical learning environment. Children will explore their creativity while being surrounded by some of our sweetest rescued animals. Curriculum based. For more information call/text (561)315-9516
Our new wish granting program! We are so excited to be partnering with the Kids Cancer Foundation to offer private sessions to make a dream come true for some very deserving children and their families.