Looking for something free and fun to do with the kid’s? How about heading to Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines, a retirement facility for aged and/or abused horses. Founded in 1888, it is the country’s oldest, non-profit organization, 501(c)(3) dedicated to the care of these majestic animals.
Located on 383 beautiful acres of rolling hills in Northern Chester County. Ryerss Farm provides a wonderful setting for horses to graze and play, living their golden years in comfort and dignity. (about 15-20 minutes from Exton)
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines
1710 Ridge Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
The Farm is open to visitors daily between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. If you’d like, you may bring treats to feed the horses. But, please limit your food donations to apples (quartered) and carrots only.
A group tour may be scheduled in advance by calling the farm office at (866) 469-0507. There is no cost to visit the farm, but donations are appreciated.
Directions: From the Pennsylvania Turnpike Downingtown Exit (312), bare right onto Route 100 North. Travel 9 miles to the 8th traffic light at Route 23 (Ridge Rd.). Turn left onto Route 23 West. Travel approximately 2 ½ miles to the farm on your right. Not coming from the Exton, West Chester area -For more directions, click here
Once you say hello to all of the horses in the barn and fields, follow the drive way past the silo to the Draft horse barn and visit with “Stanley”.
Stanley is my sons favorite. Stanley is HUGE! He stands 18.1 hands.
He is super sweet and really likes apples!
Stanley worked for a pharmaceutical company aiding in creating snakebite anti-venom before retiring to Ryerss in October 2004. Stanley is smart, a good mover and “King of the Drafts.”
Since no public funds are received, Ryerss Farm relies on the generous support of caring individuals and groups. Every donation is gratefully accepted. Want to help by donating an item from the wish list? Click here to see what the farm needs. Remember, Ryerss Farm is a non-profit, charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible.