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 ASPCA and its dedication to rehabilitating and retraining retired racehorses.
Through its ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative, the ASPCA has granted $250,500 to 12 different equine rescue groups. Each recipient was awarded between $5,000 and $50,000 in order to assist them in their efforts to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome retired racehorses.
The ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative was launched in 2010 and has awarded more than $2 million to prepare horses for new homes and second careers once they’ve retired from racing.
“While their racing careers may have ended, these retirees still have much to offer,” said Dr. Emily Weiss, Vice President of Equine Welfare for the ASPCA.
The 12 organizations receiving funding are:
- CANTER USA
- Friends of Ferdinand, IN
- Hope for Horses, NC
- Horse and Hound, OK
- Kentucky Equine Adoption Center, KY
- MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, Inc., MD
- New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, KY, LA and OH
- Redwings Horse Sanctuary, CA
- ReRun Thoroughbred Adoption, NY
- This Old Horse, MN
- Beyond the Roses Equine Rescue and Retirement, MI
- Racers Placers Inc., WI
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.