Mission: Our mission is to provide further training for Off The Track Thoroughbreds in between their last run and their transition to safe and nurturing homes. Through educational outreach, we work to demonstrate to the public the versatility and trainability of the thoroughbred. We also host gelding clinics and adopt with a no breeding contract in order to combat overbreeding. Thoroughbreds are known for their athleticism, heart and desire to please. Ride an OTTB today!
Results: We have re-homed over 50 thoroughbreds into new homes and have 7-15 at our facility in various stages of retraining at any given time. Since becoming a nonprofit in October 2012, we have helped to geld 17 equines.
Target demographics: We help thoroughbreds find new homes and new careers as well as limiting overbreeding of horses!
Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year (2014) we placed 15 thoroughbreds into new homes after retiring from racing!
Geographic areas served: Spencer, NY
Programs: Biannual free/low cost gelding clinics open to all equine breeds, the Thoroughbred Jubilee Benefit Horse Show demonstrating the athleticism and potential for new careers for thoroughbreds outside of racing and year-round lessons and a summer riding program.
I have known Collette and her farm since before they were a non profit. She introduced me to the love of my life (my horse, Thunder). I have always been amazed by her kindness, generosity, and efforts to support her students in doing what they love. The only thing stronger than her commitment to her students is her commitment to the care and kind treatment of her horses. She speaks up for those who do not have a voice and through her efforts has educated many (myself included) on the horrors of what some of these OTTBs go through when they are no longer "useful" to their trainers. I will forever be grateful to her for all the opportunities she gave me in my riding and especially the opportunities she is giving to these horses who need a Second Chance!