TRF Second Chances Program at Wyoming Correctional Facility

  • Wyoming Correctional Facility (Attica, NY)

  • Year Established: 2022

  • Acreage: 50

  • Capacity: 25

  • Partner: New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

In February of 2022, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation announced the expansion of its TRF Second Chances Program in New York. The flagship Second Chances Program at Wallkill Correctional Facility, which began in 1984 and continues to operate today, will be joined by the TRF Second Chances Program at Wyoming Correctional Facility in Attica, NY.

Like Wallkill, the horse barn is a beautifully restored and repurposed dairy barn which, initially, will be home to six horses from the TRF national herd. As of October of 2022, the program is fully operational and has welcomed incarcerated men into the curriculum where they have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and receive vocational training in equine care and management.

As the program continues to grow and strengthen, additional pastures will be added to accommodate up to 25 retired racehorses at the facility.