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Retire a Horse - Thoroughbred Retirement FoundationThoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Retire a Horse

Unlike many equine rescue organizations, the TRF will provide lifetime care for horses who cannot be ridden due to age or infirmity.

At the Foundation’s principal farms, and at family run satellite facilities horses retired to the TRF are well-cared for, and have access to pasture 24 hours and seven days a week whenever possible.

Many go on to varied and productive post-racetrack careers. Former TRF horses have become everything from mounted police horses to polo horses to exceptional competitors in the show ring. At special reschooling facilities, former racehorses are being evaluated, rehabilitated, and retrained for private adoption.

Registered Thoroughbreds, free from contagious or communicable diseases, and for which private retirement is unavailable or unsuitable, may apply to the TRF. The owner of an accepted horse must submit a properly endorsed Jockey Club certificate of foal registration transferring title to the horse to the Foundation and transport the horse to the facility. A donation to the TRF will be requested in order to complete the retirement process.

For an application to have a horse accepted into the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, please click here: Retirement Application Form.

If you have any questions, please contact the Herd Manager, Sara Davenport at sara (at) thoroughbredretirement.org or you may call 518-226-0028 ext 108 to have an application mailed or faxed.