Today’s honoree: the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Recognizing the need to support the Thoroughbred athlete after his racing days, industry organizations including the Breeders Cup Ltd., the Jockey Club and the Keeneland Association seeded the non-profit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, or TAA. The TAA’s role in the Thoroughbred industry is to accredit, inspect and award grants to organizations helping to transition and rehome the retiring racehorse.
The TAA’s approval and accreditation process inspects a non-profit rehoming organization in the areas of operations, education, horse care management, facility standards and services and adoption policies and protocols. Equestrians looking to purchase or adopt an off-track Thoroughbred or OTTB can rest assured that a TAA-accredited organization has met or exceeded high standards. TAA-accredited organizations are also eligible for TAA grants to assist them in their mission.
Why is the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance important to the Thoroughbred industry?
Posted by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance on Friday, April 7, 2017
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is supported by breeders, owners, sales companies, horsemen groups, tracks, trainers and industry organizations all coming together with the common goal of taking care of the Thoroughbred when his racing days are over. The TAA website and social media features horse after horse who have found safe, loving homes as show horses, recreational mounts or partners.
Many thanks thanks to Ovation Riding for their support of both Horse Nation and individuals and organizations that are doing good work in the horse world. If you know someone who deserves a Standing Ovation, we would love to recognize them in a future post. Email the name of the person or organization along with a message about the good work they do to [email protected] Photos/videos are always welcome, and include a link to their website if applicable.