Why Adopt a Horse From the TRF? Our “graduates” have gone on to new careers in eventing, jumping, dressage, and pleasure horses.  Others are part of equine-assisted therapy programs, play polo, serve in mounted police units, or are simply beloved pets.  Whatever you’re looking for, the TRF will help you find the perfect equine partner.

To begin the adoption process, simply fill out an application form (below) and send to us via email, mail or fax. We require references as well as some personal information on the applicant.  Once the form has been received, a TRF employee or volunteer may visit your farm or boarding facility to make sure the facilities are adequate. You must have secured stabling arrangements before an adoption can be finalized. Upon approval of the adoption application, we will look for a horse that best suits your needs and desires.  We always have a number of horses available for adoption and make a great effort to find the right horse for you.

The TRF tries to make the adoption process as easy and as inexpensive as possible, yet must take necessary precautions to make sure that the horses go to a suitable, loving home. The tax-deductible adoption fee, which is non-refundable, can run from a low of $100 to a high of $5,000. After you bring your new horse home, the TRF requires yearly veterinarian reports concerning the horse’s condition and vaccination history.  The horse cannot be moved or transferred without TRF approval.  Although these safeguards may seem stringent, it is because the TRF makes a commitment to every single horse who enters our program that they will receive the love and care they deserve for the rest of their lives.

Adoption Application

Vet Follow-Up Form

For more information, please contact Herd Manager Sara Davenport:

Office: 518-226-0028 x 108

Mobile: (859) 519-8355

Email: sara(at)thoroughbredretirement.org

Companion Horse Placement

Homes for horses that are not able to go on to a second career are indispensable. They are so important to allow doors to open to those horses who are still at risk and need a soft landing. These companion horses have so much to give, and we are looking for people who can open their barn doors to some of these thoroughbreds!