Through the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative, the ASPCA granted $250,500 to 12 equine rescue groups to assist their efforts to rehabilitate and retrain retired racehorses.
Each recipient was awarded a grant anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 to support their work. They include:
- 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
Launched in 2010, the ASPCA Rescuing Racers Initiative has awarded more than $2 million to prepare horses for new homes and second careers once their racing careers come to an end.
"While their racing careers may have ended, these retirees still have much to offer."
The fund “provides focused and impactful grant funding to the many groups around the country that provide critical resources to former racehorses,” said Emily Weiss, vice president of Equine Welfare for the ASPCA. “While their racing careers may have ended, these retirees still have much to offer, and we are proud to support these innovative groups as they effectively, humanely and efficiently rehabilitate and rehome retired racers.”