- July 11, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center has purchased the historic Moon Farm, 1860 18½ Road in Fruita.
The learning center is an organization that provides horse therapy for children, adults, veterans and public servants including police and fire personnel. It announced intentions to purchase Moon Farm in April 2019 and kickstarted a fundraising campaign to purchase the property that fall.
The center will retain the historic value of the farm while adding an indoor area for horse therapies.
Owner David Moon told The Daily Sentinel in 2019 that the horse therapy center was the ideal group to take over the property.
The 14-acre farm was built in the mid-1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a public work program for the unemployed that lasted from 1933-1942. The property was one of 42 sites built by the corps in the Fruita-Loma area.