Standing Ovation by Ovation Riding: Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoption

Every Friday, Horse Nation teams up with Ovation Riding to spotlight an individual or organization doing good work in the horse world. Today, we recognize Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoption.

Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoption (BSCTA) is based in Rhame, North Dakota, helping to rehome off-track Thoroughbreds whose racing days are over.

Who: BSCTA was founded by Dr. Richard Bowman in 1998 when he saw a need in the racing industry to help transition horses from racing to second careers. Bowman is a track veterinarian at Canterbury Park in Minnesota for half of the year and brings home horses unsuitable for racing for downtime, basic retraining and adoption.

What: Thoroughbreds that can no longer run for a variety of reasons come to BSCTA, where they’re given every opportunity to help find a new home and a second career: groundwork, under-saddle training, ranch work and more.

Adoption process: All adoptions start with an approved adoption application, which includes sections about horse experience, where the horse will live, OTTB experience and more. Adoption fees range from $300-$600.

Learn more: BSCTA is supported entirely by donors. Learn more and find your next partner at the organization’s website and Facebook page.

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.

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