So you want to help retiring racehorses, but just aren’t sure where to start. Well, the good news is there are so many ways you can make a difference that there is sure to be one that’s a perfect fit for you!
From donating to directly assisting in the care and placement of retired racehorses through fostering, volunteering, fundraising, holding events or spreading the word about the plight of these magnificent creatures we call horses. There are countless ways you can make a difference for retired racehorses! Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your suggestions!
Please go to “You Can Help” to see more about all of the options available.
Donate! As you probably already know, horses are expensive to care for and add to that the cost of rehabilitation and training and you can imagine how critical our donors are. Without them, these horses would have no future. Because of our donors, we are able to provide new lives for countless horses upon retirement from racing.
Memorial and In Honor Of Donations! Make the memory of a special event, loved one, friend, or cherished pet, live on through our Memorial and In Honor Of Donation Program.
Volunteer! Thoroughbred Placement Resources is always in need of new volunteers. Bring your unique skills to our organization and become a part of the answer to the problems facing retiring Thoroughbred racehorses. Become a part of an outstanding team of horse lovers.
Adopt! Find your next champion show horse or family member. At TPR we evaluate horses individually to find their unique talents and then make a great match between a rider and horse. From 4* Eventers to family members, we can help you find your next partner.
Foster! As soon as a Thoroughbred is removed from the track and placed on a Foster Farm, his odds of finding a new home skyrocket. There is precious time to find him the right home and he or she can finally relax. The longer a horse remains at the track once his racing days are over, the greater the risk that he will not have a bright future.
Fundraise! Host a charity event. Your charity event can be as simple or as complex as you’d like, from a small bake sale to a grand gala. Don’t let the word “event” intimidate you. Your work will be deeply appreciated, no matter the scale.
Shop! Thoroughbred Placement Resources is registered with many shopping services that donate a portion of the amount you spend to us if you select us as your charity. Amazon Smile, GoodShop/GoodSearch, Capital Rewards and PayPal Giving Fund, just to name a few.
Buy our stuff! We have an online Zazzle store featuring artwork items created and donated by artists who wish to contribute to the horses. Cori Solomon, creator of Cori’s Pawtraits donates a portion of the proceeds of her artwork featuring horses and we also sell OTTB magnets and Responsible Racehorse Retirement pins in order to raise funds and support for the horses.
Send us your feed labels! Most feed companies will donate a percentage of the cost of the feed you buy when we register with them and submit the feed labels our supporters collect. We now participate in the Southern States Show and Tribute Partners Programs, but will also register with any other feed company that you send us labels for.
Sponsor our Horse Show! The Annual Maryland Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show is a major fundraising event for Thoroughbred Placement Resources and the horses we serve. In addition it is an effective vehicle for promoting awareness of our work and the success that can be had by retiring Thoroughbred racehorses – if given the opportunity.
Leave a Legacy! TPR has been recognized as a GuideStar Gold Participant, which is the highest level that a charity can receive, and is currently accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Build a legacy of helping horses through planned giving to an organization with a proven track record.
Spread the Word! Tell your friends about the plight of retired racehorses and the need for responsible racehorse retirement. Let them know about the incredible work TPR does to give these horses hope and a future when their race career ends. Share our newsletters, posts and success stories on FB, Twitter and anywhere else you can think of!
Support our Supporters! Please get to know our supporters and take advantage of the services they provide. They are all wonderful, skilled and good businesses and organizations who are charitable and give back to the community.