Springfield Equine Retirement Farm


At Springfield Farm, we cherish a horse’s individuality and appreciate his history. Each is cared for and loved as one of our own.  Springfield Farm is a sixty-five acre farm located in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of New York and just minutes from downtown Ithaca and Cornell University’s Large Animal Hospital.  Our care is based on the premise that each animal deserves the best quality of life, including one-on-one attention and focus on individual dietary, physical and emotional needs.  Springfield Farm horses enjoy the maximum turnout that weather allows and individual stalls for those days that aren't so nice.

Boarding fees include feed, blanketing and plenty of individual attention. Veterinary and farrier services are billed to the owner at cost.  As the owners of Springfield Farm, we live onsite and provide direct, personal care for all horses. The size of our operation is small by design. Our combined experience and education will give you complete confidence in your decision to retire your horse at Springfield Farm. Please feel free to contact Lori for additional information, request photos or arrange a visit.


About Us

Lori Elrod has spent her life with horses. An avid rider since the age of nine, Lori has gravitated toward dressage, and now eventing, as her disciplines of choice. In the intervening years, Lori has worked for many private horse farms, as an attendant for a national horse transportation company, a professional show groom and currently as an aged-horse care giver. Among the older horses currently in her care are Ginger (32), Berlin (24), Vulcan (30), Rocky (20) and Bonnie (19). Lori and Ruairi, a 12  year-old Welsh cross, are loving their partnership as an eventing team.

Dr. Charlie Elrod has spent the last thirty+ years working with livestock. A former dairyman, beef ranch cowboy, nutritionist and director of the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program, he is devoted to the care and well-being of animals. With a Ph.D. in Animal Science from Cornell University, he has a deep knowledge of the physiology, health and nutrition of animals. Most of his time on the farm, however, is spent maintaining facilities, hauling hay and building fence.