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Members of the AHJA pose for the win photo following the race the group sponsored
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Showing Up For Thoroughbreds

On March 11, the Arkansas Hunter Jumper Association (AHJA) took a departure from their usual horse show activities to go to Oaklawn Park to watch horses that travel in different circles. The AHJA sponsored a race and enjoyed a day at the track to commemorate their new affiliation with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program […]

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Lynn Symansky, and Donner, on the Cross Country 4.25.15.
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Introducing US Equestrian

Earlier this year, the United States Equestrian Federation, best known as the national governing body for all non-racing equestrian sports, launched a rebranding campaign that included an update to their name and signature logo. Now known as US Equestrian, the rebranding is aimed at engaging horse enthusiasts of all types and at all levels, giving everyone […]

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Retired racehorses Life is a Gift and The Reining Queen enjoying some turnout time in Hawaii
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Adopted Out To Paradise

It’s not unusual for an aftercare organization to reach farther than the borders of the state in which they are located. In fact, thanks to social media, most Thoroughbred rehoming organizations regularly receive inquiries and adoption applications from people hundreds of miles away. In February, however, Gulf Coast Thoroughbred Network, a Louisiana-based Thoroughbred adoption organization, […]

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Born and Zen riding tackless
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Finding ‘Zen’ For Seventy Dollars

Many have heard the story of Snowman, the former plow horse purchased for $80 off the back of a truck headed for the slaughter house in the 1950s who went on to become a champion show jumper, winning the United States Open Jumper Champion twice in his illustrious career (if you’re not familiar with the […]

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Running for Jakob, by Taste of Paradise, was one of the horses re-homed by Bloom
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: ‘They Still Have A Lot Of Life To Live’

When your introduction into Thoroughbred ownership includes breeding a Grade 1 winner who retires to a stud career in Central Kentucky, it’s safe to say you’ll be sufficiently “hooked.” For David Bloom, that could not be more true. Bloom and two partners bred 2005 Vosburgh Stakes winner and multiple record-setter Taste of Paradise out of […]

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Riding under the pines of The Winter Farm OTTB Rescue and Retirement in Southern Pines, N.C.
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Retraining In The Tranquility Of Southern Pines

When one has enjoyed a successful career as an interior designer, what is the natural next step? For Holly Carter, a life-long rider with a penchant for Thoroughbreds both on the track and in the show ring, the answer was easy: create a Thoroughbred adoption facility to honor the memory of those whose backs she […]

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Horses warm up before a Run for the Ribbons show
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Transforming Thoroughbreds In The Sunshine State

If you’re involved with Thoroughbreds in the state of Florida, both on the track and off, chances are you know Laurine Fuller-Vargas, and if you have yet to cross paths with her, you’re going to want to change that. She has a lot of knowledge, hard work and talent to offer anyone involved in Thoroughbreds, […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Thoroughbred Makeover Seeks 300 Horses

The Retired Racehorse Project announced yesterday it has accepted a record 578 trainers into their signature event, the $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, a retraining competition in which trainers – professionals, amateurs or juniors – take recently retired racehorses and retrain them in up to two of ten common riding disciplines to demonstrate not only their talents […]

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Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement in Canada will receive a Rambo Duo Turnout Blanket
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Keeping Warm In The ‘Long Run’

Arrogate wasn’t the only one who won big this past Saturday in the Pegasus World Cup. Thanks to some savvy handicapping by racing fan Bob Costello, Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement will receive a top-of-the-line Rambo Duo Turnout Blanket valued at $449. Costello won the “Pick the Pegasus: Keep OTTBs Warm with Charity Contest,” a handicapping […]

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Luxair's Eclipse Awards auction raised $82,000 for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: TAA Takes Flight Into New Year

Before the awards were handed out for the best racehorses in North America at the 46th annual Eclipse Awards this year, a live auction for a “Saratoga Shuttle” private charter flight courtesy of Luxair Jets was held in front of the packed crowd. The Gulfstream IV private charter flight between Lexington, Ky., and Saratoga Springs, […]

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