The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) and Palmetto Carriage Works have joined the Unwanted Horse Coalition (UHC).
Based in Davidsonville, Maryland, the RRP is a national program designed to facilitate placement of off-track Thoroughbreds in second careers by increasing demand for them in equestrian sports. Founded in 2010, the program is known for its $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.
Palmetto Carriage Works is the oldest carriage tour company in Charleston, South Carolina. The organization not only provides the public with historical tours of the city, but also provides its clients with educational information on steps to ensure welfare of working equids.
“We are thrilled that these two fine organizations have elected to join the coalition,” said UHC Chairman Doug Corey, DVM. “They will play an integral role in shaping the work of the UHC. The breadth of our membership provides the UHC a unique position to help unwanted horses across industry lines.”
Member organizations help make programmatic decisions in the areas of education, programs, funding, and visibility. Members renew annually, and new members are approved by the UHC Executive Committee.
The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a broad alliance of equine organizations that have joined together under the umbrella of the American Horse Council Foundation. The coalition’s mission is to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education and industry collaboration.