Nov 052015

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits Additional Organizations




November 3, 2015

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accredits Additional Organizations
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced today that 37 aftercare organizations have earned  accreditation in 2015, of which 21 were re-accredited and 16 earned accreditation for the first  time. This increases the Alliance’s total to 56 accredited aftercare organizations using more than  180 facilities across the United States and Canada.

The 37 organizations accredited this year are After The Homestretch – Arizona; Akindale  Thoroughbred Rescue; Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue & Retirement; Brook Hill Retirement Center for  Horses, Inc.; CANTER California; CANTER Colorado; CANTER Kentucky; CANTER Ohio; Days End Farm Horse  Rescue; Equine Encore Foundation; Equine Rescue of Aiken; Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and  Adoptive Care Program; Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, Inc. (GEVA); Horse Power Sanctuaries dba  Redwings Horse Sanctuary; Humanity for Horses; Kentucky Equine Humane Center; LoneStar Outreach to  Place Ex-Racers (LOPE); LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society; Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue;  Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center; MidAtlantic Horse Rescue Inc.; Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement,   Inc.; Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc.; New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society; New Vocations
Racehorse Adoption Program; Old Friends; ReRun, Inc.; South Florida S.P.C.A.; South Jersey   Thoroughbred Rescue; Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue; The Exceller Fund, Inc.; Thoroughbred   Placement Resources, Inc.; Thoroughbred Rehab Center; Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation;   Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa, Inc.; TROTT (Training Racehorse Off the Track); United Pegasus   Foundation.

“These organizations have gone through a rigorous accreditation process and have met or exceeded  our Code of Standards,” praised Jimmy Bell, TAA president. “Our donors should feel confident that  their investments in the TAA are going to organizations that provide the best care possible to our  retired equine athletes.”

To earn accreditation, organizations are evaluated upon their submitted application covering five  key areas: operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services,  and adoption policies and protocols. In addition to an extensive application review, all  organizations are subject to site inspections of all facilities housing their horses. Accreditation  is effective for two years, after which organizations must reapply for accreditation. Accredited  aftercare organizations are eligible to receive grants from the TAA to support their operations. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, the non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects  and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain and rehome Thoroughbreds  using industry-wide funding. Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup Ltd., The Jockey  Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks,  aftercare professionals and other industry groups. To date, 56 aftercare organizations supporting
more than 180 facilities across the U.S. and Canada have been granted accreditation and received  funding from the TAA. To learn more about the TAA, visit

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