Horses and Humans of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Programs are getting second chances and new chapters in life! Watch the magic of horses helping humans through these groundbreaking initiatives.
Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is a national organization devoted to saving Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete at the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter. As the oldest Thoroughbred rescue in the country, the TRF provides sanctuary to retired Thoroughbreds throughout their lifetime.
The mission of the TRF is to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter.
Most of James Peters' life has been spent chasing his next high. Peters began taking and selling meth at only 21 in his hometown of London, Ky. Years later, Peters was charged with manslaughter after a car chase with police ended in the death of his passenger.
Part of Peters' time behind bars was at Blackburn Correctional Facility in Lexington, Ky. where he participated in the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's 'Second Chances' Program. While there, Peters reconnected to one of his greatest passions: horses.
Come inside the program at Lowell Correctional Institution. Our global audience will See, Hear and Feel the magic of the horses who are changing the lives of the women who love them. This special livestream of the TRF Lowell 20th Anniversary "Horse Show" will present the horses and the women of the Second Chances program as they work together, every day, to care for one another and to build brighter futures. Prepare to be inspired! For more than two decades, thanks to extraordinary support from the Thoroughbred industry and the Florida Department of Corrections, this unique program has been "Saving Horses and Changing Lives". With the success of each graduate, the ripple effect on friends, family, colleagues and neighbors in society is beyond measure.
What do you get when you bring horse-lovers together on a glowing summer’s eve? Abundant sunshine, warm hearts, and an excellent cause. These were the touchstones of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Fundraiser, "BBQ at the Barn." The family-friendly event was held at The Saratoga Winery on August 24th, with proceeds benefiting the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF).
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) introduced its first-ever partnership with a Department of Juvenile Justice program with a virtual "launch event" on February 23rd. Presented by StreamHorseTV, the TRF and the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice introduce the new TRF Second Chances Juvenile Program at CSI-Ocala to a national audience.
Celebrating the history and leadership of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) as the oldest and largest charity dedicated to the welfare of Thoroughbred racehorses no longer able to compete on the racetrack, the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is proud to open a new exhibit focused on the TRF Second Chances program.
Building on the success of the 20th Anniversary TRF Blackburn Horse Show hosted in 2019, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) and the Blackburn Correctional Complex (BCC) will host the TRF Blackburn 2020 Horse Show virtually for the first time ever.