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You Can Help - Thoroughbred Retirement FoundationThoroughbred Retirement Foundation

You Can Help


Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation could not exist without a network of fine volunteers to help keep our programs running. TRF volunteers are from all over the country. And, while horse experience is always a plus, many people volunteer to help with fundraising activities and administrative work.
Volunteering for TRF is a fun and rewarding experience. For more information, use our “Contact Us” page to describe how you would like to help.

Collect Donations

Among our greatest expenses are items we need to keep our herd healthy and happy. TRF always needs a supply of everything from equine first aid items to saddles and bridles. Check out our Wish List.
You can help by asking your local tack supply or feed store for donations. Many Girl Scout Troops and local 4H and Pony Club organizations organize collections for TRF horses. Contact our main office to see which items are in particularly short supply.

Checkoff at Foal Registration

Since 2009, The Jockey Club has administered a checkoff program through which owners and breeders can contribute to Thoroughbred aftercare programs at the time they register their foals. Checkoff proceeds are shared equally between the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and Thoroughbred Charities of America, with the TRF’s funds designated specifically for its vocational training at correctional facilities. For more information about the checkoff program, please visit the Jockey Club Registry Page or call (800) 444-8521.

Spread the Word

TRF’s work reaches far beyond the world of horse racing. Our mission is to help horses and people. Tell your friends about the good work we do! Link to us on your website or blog and ask your friends to do the same.

Send Us Your Story

If you have adopted, sponsored or fostered  a TRF horse and you have a story to share, please let us know. We’d like to share your story with our community.

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