TRF Saratoga Summer Farm
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Open Barn Schedule: Mondays during the Saratoga Meet 5:00 – 8:00pm. No Cost to Attend (Donations welcome)
- July 10 – Call to Post!
- July 22 – Open Barn “Welcome Back Thoroughbreds” (Media Night)
- July 29 – Open Barn “TRF Rescues: Their Journey”
- Aug 5 – Open Barn
- Aug 12 – Open Barn “Thoroughbred Discovery Day!” (Family Night)
- Aug 26 – Open Barn “End of Season ‘Thank you’ Party”
- September 21 – National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Farm Tour
August 20th, 2019: SAVE THE DATE!
Join us for a casual evening of FUNdraising with food, music, dancing, games, basket raffles, wine & beer samplings! Sponsorships are available! Call us for more information at 518-226-0028
About the TRF Summer Farm
Saratoga is the summer place to be, and again this year the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) will choose some of their rescued Thoroughbred racehorses to reside at the TRF Saratoga Summer Farm for the 2019 racing season. These equine “Ambassadors” will represent the organization’s herd of 650 former racehorses to whom the TRF provides lifelong sanctuary through the network of farms located across the United States.
TRF is extremely excited about the 2019 opening of the TRF Summer Farm here in Saratoga Springs, NY. The Thoroughbred’s presence and related programs will introduce and reinforce the TRF organization and mission to the racing community, racing fans and the general public in raising awareness of the critical need and importance of Thoroughbred aftercare.
Last year’s pilot program was very successful with visits and equine interactions by senior citizen groups, families, children’s groups and racing fans. In 2019 plans, we look forward to expanding awareness via educational programs, creative events and interaction with our noble thoroughbreds.
To accomplish this, we have developed a series of “Open Barn” programs designed to be educational, interactive and suitable for all ages. TRF staff and volunteers enthusiastically devote time to supporting educational programs, equine therapy visits and fundraising events.
The TRF Summer Farm will be open Mondays, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during racing season for visitors and groups to meet the retired racehorses and explore the facilities. This is a perfect opportunity for new friends and longtime supporters of the TRF to visit the horses throughout the summer racing season.
For more information or to schedule a private, group or media visit to the TRF Saratoga Summer Farm, please sign up online or call TRF at (518) 226-0028. Because the farm is a private venue, unscheduled visits are not allowed.
Private Group Educational Visits (by request only):
With adequate planning time, the TRF welcomes the opportunity to share our horses with special groups like seniors and children who wish to learn about retired racehorses. To request a private visit and program, please complete our visit request form. A member of our staff will reply promptly and work to find a suitable date and appropriate educational program for your group. There is no fee for these private visits, but availability is limited and donations for the horses are always welcome.