A fire that began just before 7 AM Thursday at Folly Farm in Simsbury, killed 24 horses. Most of them were polo school horses, and three of the horses belonged to private owners according to WTNH TV. The Simsbury Fire Marshall stated that the fire was electrical, stemming from an issue in a storage room. The Smoke from the fire killed the horses. There were other barns on the farm housing a total of 19 horses that were ok.

 

One of the statements Folly Farm released read:

These gentle souls taught hundreds of children and adults how to ride, to play polo, and to love through the years. They were the heart and soul of Folly Farm and of our lives.

 

WTNH reported on an early post from their Facebook page Thursday, which said:

There are no words to express our sorrow this morning. The fire department is still investigating the possible cause of the fire in our arena barn however 24 of our beloved horses have passed away due to smoke inhalation. Our hearts are broken. These horses and our clients are our family. Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of support.

 

Sending healing hugs and prayers to all at Folly Farm from everyone here.