International Forum For The Aftercare Of Racehorses Concludes First Meeting

International advocates for equine aftercare emphasized owner responsibility and humane treatment in addition to sharing insights on retirement programs for horses whose racing or breeding careers have ended during the two day International Forum for the Aftercare of Racehorses (IFAR), which held its first conference in Washington, D.C., on May 17 and 18, 2017. The […]

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CARMA Hosts Record Entries In Tenth Edition Of Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show

The tenth installment of the highly popular Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), sponsored by the Siegel CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) Foundation was held at Galway Downs near Temecula, Calif., this past weekend and the two-day event was a smashing success, drawing a record number of Thoroughbreds who competed in various equine disciplines. A total of […]

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Barn Buddies: ‘Little Big Red’ In Secretariat’s Meadow

As Leeanne Ladin looked at the calendar, planning ahead for the upcoming Virginia Horse Festival at the Meadow Event Park, she realized she had a problem. Ladin is Secretariat tourism manager at the park, which sits on the site of Penny Chenery’s Meadow Farm. As she brainstormed ways to get festival attendees to interact with […]

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New Vocations To Host Sixth Open Barn Event April 28

Keeping with a six-year tradition, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will once again host an entertaining, educational event concurrently with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. During their annual “Open Barn and BBQ,” the organization will open its barn doors to the public on Friday, April 28, at the conclusion of dressage competition at the Kentucky […]

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Jockey Club Announces Inclusion Of Pleasure/Trail Horses In Thoroughbred Incentive Program

To showcase Thoroughbreds that are not competing in shows but are still successful in a second career as recreational mounts, The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) today announced the Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program.  The program is designed for Thoroughbred owners who spend most of their time outside of the show ring, whether on […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Judges Looking For This Year’s ‘Most Wanted Thoroughbred’

It’s finally here. The Retired Racehorse Project’s fourth annual Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, begins on Thursday, Oct. 27. For the second year in a row, the competition for “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred” will be held in the heart of horse country at the Kentucky Horse Park and will […]

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Owers: OTTBs Deserve Good Life And ‘A Good Death,’ Even If It Means Euthanasia Or Slaughter

At the 50th annual conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities in Paris last week, horse welfare experts encouraged racing officials to take a proactive approach to racehorse aftercare. A difference in cultural thinking was also on display, as welfare groups provided international leaders with a few pieces of advice that might be termed […]

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Judges Announced For Thoroughbred Makeover Oct. 27-30

Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) announced today the judges for its 2016 $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover, which takes place October 27-30 at Kentucky Horse Park and is presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA). The eighteen judges announced today hail from eleven states and Canada, and together demonstrate a deep admiration by leaders of ten equestrian disciplines […]

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New Vocations Charity Show Rakes In $30,000, Draws Competitors From 11 States

The New Vocations Charity Thoroughbred Horse Show celebrated its second year with over 600 hunter/jumper rounds and over $30,000 raised to support racehorse aftercare. Held in conjunction with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program, the show, expanded into a two-day format, offered newly retired racehorses, as well as seasoned show horses, a chance to compete […]

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