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Wilmington Horse Farm Fighting Deadly Equine Virus

One of the nice things about working at WJBR here on Philadelphia Pike in Bellefonte, Delaware is our location itself.

We are right across the pike from one of my favorite spots, Bellevue State Park.

On the grounds of the park you’ll find Wellspring Farm.  The horse farm is well known for boarding horses as well as offering a variety of services including lessons, summer camps and schooling.

Perhaps for you, and certainly for me, it’s just a great place to visit.  To take a walk around and perhaps walk up to the horses to say hello.

In fact, my office here at WJBR looks over the horse farm, so I get to see them from my office window everyday.

Earlier today, I was saddened to learn that the equine virus EHV-1 has broken out on the farm March 9.  The horse farm is currently closed to all boarders, students and visitors.  Only essential personnel are allowed on the premises.

The EHV-1 virus is a respiratory virus that can spread among horses, especially if they make nose-to-nose contact.  While not harmful to humans, the horses human friends need to take precautions to stop the spread, similar to how we deal with Covid.

61 horses call Wellspring Farm home.  And like dogs and people, horses are very social.  In order to prevent spread, the horses must social distance.  (Sound familiar?)

The farm had 5 days without any fevers recently, but then another fever.  For the farm to re-open for riding classes, the state mandates that there is no sign of fever in any of their horses for 21 days.

Sadly, the virus has taken the life of one of their school horses-Peppermint.

You Can Help!

If you would like to help relieve the financial strain the virus has caused the farm, a Go Fund Me has been established.

Getting Well at Wellspring Farm, organized by Darby Dill

Hi everyone, as you know Equine Herpes Virus has hit the barn hard. Wellspring Farms has 61 horses, 10 of which are symptomatic and/or tested EHV-1 positive that are being closely monitored and cared for by staff and veterinarians. Only essential workers are allowed on the property and much of their help cannot return until the end of quarantine.

Meet one of my friends from Wellspring at Bellevue!

Wilmington Horse Farm Fighting Deadly Equine Virus

Check Out The WJBR-tists Coming To Delaware This Summer

Check Out The WJBR-tists Coming To Delaware This Summer

Spring is in the air and you know what that means. Festival and concert season is right around the corner.

With Philadelphia so close, we have a lot of major headliners that come through the area on a pretty regular basis.

Bruce Springsteen just rocked the Wells Fargo Center last week. Sam Smith will be there in August.

But what about who’s coming to Delaware?

We are lucky enough to have some pretty cool venues right here in our backyard. The Queen in Wilmington and the Opera House have both hosted some pretty major acts.

Concert goers from the tri-state have traveled to Wilmington for a night out.

But just under two hours away, down the coastline to Selbyville, we have Freeman Arts Pavillion.

Freeman Arts Pavillion just announced some amazing WJBR-tists… see what we did there?

You’ll have a few great headlining acts to pick and choose from, or you can just go see them all!

What’s better than a warm summer night, a cool ocean breeze and amazing music? Almost nothing.

About Freeman Arts Pavillion

This program is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on

The full lineup and tickets for each event can be found on the Freeman Arts website.

Take a look at the list below and Check Out The WJBR-tists Coming To Delaware This Summer: