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Applications Open for 2019 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover

December 16, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Retired Racehorse Project is accepting applications for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America.

Applications will be accepted through Jan. 15 and accepted trainers will be announced on Feb. 1.

Now in its fifth year in its current format and at its current location, the Thoroughbred Makeover features competition in 10 disciplines ...

Gift Of A Raffle Ticket Turns Into Bigger Surprise

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) raffle winner of the trip to the Prix d'Amerique in Paris or to enjoy a castle stay and ride in Ireland is Donna Wenskoski of Iselin, N.J. When SRF shared the news she replied with, "You're kidding." That was repeated a few times until it finally made sense to her. A recent adopter, Linda Spoto, had bought ...

American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition Changes Name, Focus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC), formed in 2006 to bring attention to the issue and challenges of unwanted horses, will be renamed and rebranded as the United Horse Coalition.

The changes reflect the industry’s unity around the importance of aftercare and the progress and extensive resources that have come to fruition since the ...

Standardbred Adoption Special Runs Through Dec. 31

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) has more than 100 horses ready for a home for the holidays and every day Adoption fees are just $350 and companion have no fee at all.

The special runs until 2019 rolls in on Dec. 31, 2018.

Hoping to fill your heart are Fast Johnny, true to his name, he's all over you for hoping for a date; Decked Out, true to his ...

Young Philanthropist Combines Love Of The Horse & Art With Helping Charities

LAFAYETTE, N.J. — Shya Beth, 17, is a horse lover, artist, writer and philanthropist. Her latest project is Art Of The Horse Saves A Horse. In this venture, Beth has recruited artists from all over the world to immortalize rescue horses and then the work is sold with half of the proceeds going to the rescue of the month. So far there are 23 artists from the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, ...

Have Some Beer Or Wine And Meet Adoptable Horses on Nov. 17

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) will host a Craft Beer & Wine Tasting and Meet and Greet on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the farm location 42 Arneytown-Hornerstown Rd., Cream Ridge, N.J.

Come sample craft beers and wine while meeting a great selection of horses looking for their forever homes. Many will be shown under saddle in both Western ...

Want To Help Horses Impacted By California Fires? Here's How

CALIFORNIA — With the deadliest wildfire raging in the state’s history and nearly 210,000 acres burned and ablaze from fires across the state, California and its citizens and equine community are facing one of equestrians’ worst fears. Many people have been forced to flee their homes, farms, and ranches, with little or no warning, turning horses and livestock loose to fend for ...

Data Being Collected About Equines at Risk and in Transition

Goal is to understand trends and enhance programming for transitioning and at-risk equines

(Washington, DC)- The Equine Welfare Data Collective (EWDC), a collaborative effort to accumulate, analyze, and report data to enhance programming for transitioning and at-risk equines, has begun the collection of metrics within the equine welfare industry. The Collective was created by the Unwanted ...

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