Equine Rescue

January 13, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Steuart Pittman received the EQUUS Foundation Humanitarian Award at the Pegasus Awards Dinner on Jan. 10 during the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Fla. The EQUUS Foundation and the United States Equestrian Federation established the Humanitarian Award in ...

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It’s a new year and already the “52 Thoroughbreds need homes” post is being re-circulated on social media. In 2011 there were indeed, 52 horses in Ohio needing to be re-homed after their owner died. They were all successfully placed. Since then the post periodically pops up and goes viral — ...

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CREAM RIDGE, NJ — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's (SRF) 12 Days of Giving campaign runs until Dec. 24. More than 400 trotters and pacers are under SRF's full care and expense, help is needed and gifts are tax-deductible: 1. Senior feed for a month for 1 of the very golden oldies - ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Fasig-Tipton will be matching all funds raised through this year’s New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge in honor of the late Bill Graves. The Pledge offers owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders a chance to give back by committing a percentage of their championship earnings ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation's feed bucket challenge is underway. Through Nov. 4 at midnight, Mc Cauley Bros., will match every dollar with their quality feed up to $7,000.  A pound of grain averages about $.75 to $1.25. For the healthy SRF horse during the ...

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BENSALEM, Pa. — The PTHA’s Turning for Home is raffling two champion Thoroughbred racehorse halters worn by Songbird and Arrogate, on Breeders’ Cup Day Saturday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in the Parx Racing grandstand. All proceeds will directly benefit the retiring racehorses of Turning for Home, which ...

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PERRINEVILLE,N.J. — Helping Hearts Equine Rescue is having a fall fundraiser. Helping Hearts Equine Rescue was incorporated as on Jan. 10, 2008 as a non-profit corporation. In the last nearly 11 years, Helping Hearts has helped hundreds of equines in need, young old and everything in between.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — New Vocations launched of their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge. The program is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. This will be ...

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POHATCONG TWP., N.J. — Mylestone Equine Rescue held its 19th Open House on Oct. 7. The horses at Mylestone are not just any horses — they are all rescued horses who once faced cruelty, starvation, the auction, or slaughter. Many have special needs. Funds raised from a silent auction, ...

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KATONAH, N.Y. — The Right Horse Initiative launched My Right Horse, an innovative web-based platform that connects potential adopters with available horses. My Right Horse simplifies the process of searching for and adopting a horse by collecting information on adoptable horses into one location ...

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ALLENTOWN, N.J. — Although everybody was declared a winner at the third annual Standardbred Makeover, some won the ultimate prize — a new home. Among the big winners was Sears Tower, a.k.a. Korra, trained by Brielle Roman, of Allentown, N.J. She was named "Best English Pleasure Potential," ...

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POHATCONG TWP., N.J. — Sunday, Oct. 7 is the date for Mylestone Equine Rescue’s 19th Open House. The annual event will be held from 12 to 4 p.m. at their farm in Pohatcong, N.J., rain or shine. For anyone who’s ever wanted to meet a horse up-close and personal, this is your opportunity. But the ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation (SRF) is offering an adoption special through Oct. 15, 2018. The fee for all horses is $350 and companion horses have no fee at all.   There are more than 100 to choose from, most are not on the SRF website yet because they come and ...

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UNIONVILLE, Pa. — On Sunday, Sept. 23, the on-track and off-track worlds will come together as 16 celebrities from various sectors of Thoroughbred racing will compete in the show jumping arena for the second annual Real Rider Cup at the Plantation Field International Horse Trials in Unionville, ...

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GRANTVILLE, Pa. — CANTER-Pennsylvania (CPA) will name three recipients for its annual training and educational scholarship program created to honor the memory of Becky Julian, an educator and Thoroughbred advocate. The scholarships of $500 each are to be used for training purposes only such as ...

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BRIDGEHAMPTON, N.Y. — Animal Adoption Day celebrated its eighth year at the Hampton Classic on Aug. 27, with rescue dogs, cats and horses from a variety of animal rescues and shelters on Long Island and beyond on hand. Participating rescues and shelters included: Animal Rescue of the Hamptons, ...

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Most horses will have multiple homes during their lifetimes, but thousands of horses each year are at risk for abuse or neglect when their owners can no longer care for them. Over 75,000 American horses were shipped over the border for slaughter in 2017 — most were young, healthy and have untapped ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) jointly announced that TCA will be the title sponsor of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, which will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky, on Oct. 4-7. The TCA ...

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GOSHEN, N.Y. — Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Tuesday, July 24, Jeanne Ryan, 52, of Goshen, was found guilty after a bench trial before Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill on 10 felony counts of Aggravated Cruelty to Animals in connection with the death ...

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CREAM RIDGE, N.J. — The Standardbred Retirement Foundation working to save more than three dozen Standardbreds due to ship to the slaughterhouse.  As of Aug. 8, 13 had been diverted but 25 were still at risk. Some were tagged for the trip on Aug. 8, a few have until Friday, Aug. 10. Those ...

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s Retrained and Remarkable Challenge has pass the half-way mark.   Since the program was launched on March 1, 50 horses have been adopted out of a goal of 100. The Challenge was created to bring about a fundamental change in how former ...

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Whether it's talking to other rescuers or seeing presentations of innovative ideas and practices that really work, attendees will be inspired to think outside the box at the 2018 Homes for Horses Coalition Conference, Sept. 21 to 23 in Orlando, Fla. This is the only national ...

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