Founded in 1996 in KY, Rerun is one of the oldest Thoroughbred retraining and adoption programs in the country which has been able to evolve over the past 2 decades to stay at the forefront of Thoroughbred aftercare and retirement,
With a continued presence in New York since 2002, Rerun now focuses the majority of it's efforts in helping both the horses and horsemen of the state offering rehab, retraining and retirement options for horses retiring within the state. Based on the number of horses accepted into the program and placed in second careers, Rerun is now the largest Thoroughbred adoption program in New York. and boasts the premier adoption facility in the North East.
TAA accredited and a partner program with NYTHA, Rerun is also the trademark holder of the hugely successful and innovative Moneighs For Rerun program which raised $79,000 last year for horses in need.
Square Peg Foundation
When we started Square Peg back in 2004 – we set out to make the therapeutic riding model even more powerful. Instead of “we’re taking you to the ranch because you are poor, or autistic, or because you’ve been in trouble” and change it to, “we’re going to Square Peg because these horses need YOU.”
It’s a powerful difference.
The Square Peg horses are castaways. Horses that needed a second, and often a third chance at life and usefulness. But don’t think that means they are a bunch of broken down nags – because of the care and dedication of the kids and the volunteers – they shine, they perform – they excel.
22 horses call Square Peg home. Our youngest is 3, and our oldest are in their 30’s. They’re ex racehorses, dressage champions and polo stars. They have sanctuary and these kids have a safe emotional space to explore and grow.
Our students and their families have a variety of diagnosis and labels that make up our own #teamquirky community. Autism, Usher syndrome, Duvet syndrome, anxiety, anger, ADHD- you name it. The idea at Square Peg is that your diagnosis, label, or IEP requirements do not define who you are. We focus on following our students, celebrating their interests, and connecting through adventure, humor, and kindness. Our students are typically ‘Square Pegs’ themselves, just like the horses.
Square Peg is all about reminding all of us that what makes us different is what makes us special.
R.A.C.E. Fund, Inc.
The R.A.C.E Fund (Retirement Assistance and Care for Equines) was established to benefit thoroughbred horses, racetrack pony horses, owners and trainers. The R.A.C.E Fund's purpose is to help Thoroughbred racehorses and racetrack pony horses retire when they are no longer able to race or work, aid in saving and preventing the slaughter of thoroughbred horses and to educate horsemen and the public about horse slaughter.
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s mission is clear and simply stated: To save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse and slaughter.
Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc.
The mission of Second Chance Thoroughbreds, Inc. is to provide Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) with a soft landing after the end of their racing careers by giving them ample rehabilitation and retraining, transitioning them to a new career. We also work to educate and demonstrate to the public how versatile and trainable thoroughbreds are through clinics, shows, parades, community events, etc. All stallions/colts are gelded upon arrival and all of our mares are adopted with a no breeding contract. We regularly network thoroughbreds needing homes in our area and maintain an active social media presence. Thoroughbreds are known for their athleticism, heart and desire to please. Ride an OTTB today!
We acquire many of our thoroughbreds straight off the track, specifically Finger Lakes Race Track in Farmington, New York. The majority of the horses we get from the track need urgent placement, have injuries or vices, are intact stallions or are at risk due to low listing prices. We also acquire horses from local at-risk sales ads (Craigslist, Facebook, etc.) and through owner surrenders. Many of these horses have been neglected, have ongoing lameness issues or are otherwise at risk as a result of their owners falling on hard times or being inexperienced in thoroughbred care. All of our thoroughbreds are assessed upon arrival and are rehabilitated accordingly before beginning a retraining regimen.
Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue
Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue is a federal 501(c)3 non profit organization that buys slaughter bound ex-racehorses and adopts them into good homes as pleasure and sport horses.
Ginny Suarez and Beverly Strauss are lifelong horsewomen. Graduate B and A Pony Clubbers, both have had extensive experience in eventing, dressage, showing, and foxhunting, and are former racehorse trainers. For thirty years we have been buying thoroughbreds at livestock auctions, evaluating them, and starting them in new careers.
In 2002, we co-founded MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, Inc., to get more thoroughbreds out of the kill pens and into loving homes. Just because they are no longer competitive on the racetrack does not mean they aren't useful or productive. These young horses have so much to offer.
The mission of Equine Advocates is to rescue, protect and prevent the abuse of horses through education, investigation, rescue operations, the dissemination of information to the public and the operation of a horse sanctuary for slaughter-bound, abused and neglected horses.