Thursday, December 2nd 2021 

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                 

Contact: Jessica Paquette                                                                                          

Photo Credit: Molly Sensenbrenner


Louisville, Kentucky   – The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation will open the doors of the historic house at TRF Sanctuary at Chestnut Hall this December with a Holiday Designer Show House to benefit the organization’s herd of nearly 500 retired racehorses. 

The historic farmhouse will be grandly decorated inside and out with exquisite decor in rooms designed by Cherry House Furniture, K.P. Designs, Living Spaces by Lyn, Debhelin Designs, Little Mount Lavender, Abbey Custom Interiors, Jason Jennings Designs and All Lit Up. This event has been spearheaded by volunteer Elizabeth Rosenberg and is being staffed by volunteers and friends of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. 

The event will run from Friday, December 3rd through December 11th and the house will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily except on Sunday when the hours are 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and can be purchased at or can be purchased for $25 at the door. 

The TRF Sanctuary Farm at Chestnut Hall, located on 25 picturesque acres in Prospect, Kentucky, opened in April of 2021 and is home to 11 retired Thoroughbred racehorses. The farm has hosted numerous events since opening and has welcomed thousands of visitors through tours with Visit Horse Country. 


About TRF: Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is a national organization devoted to saving Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete at the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter. As the oldest Thoroughbred rescue in the country, the TRF provides lifelong sanctuary to retired Thoroughbreds throughout their lifetime.  

Best known for its pioneering TRF Second Chances program, the organization provides incarcerated individuals with life-changing vocational training through its accredited equine care and stable management program. At eight correctional facilities across the US, including one juvenile justice facility, this program offers second careers to its horses and a second chance at life for program graduates upon release from prison.  The TRF Second Chances Program at the Wallkill Correctional Facility provides a home for 40 retired Thoroughbred racehorses and has been changing the lives of returning citizens for nearly forty years.