The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) has announced that 27 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations were awarded accreditation in 2016.
The organizations include 19 reaccreditations and eight first-time accreditations. The TAA now has a network of 64 accredited organizations operating at more than 180 facilities across the United States and Canada.
Accreditation is awarded for a two-year period, after which organizations must reapply for accreditation. All organizations currently accredited by the TAA are eligible to receive financial grants to support the care of their Thoroughbreds. Grant applications are currently being reviewed, for grants to be awarded by the end of the calendar year.
The full list of all 64 TAA-accredited organizations can be found at thoroughbredaftercare.org. The 27 organizations that received accreditation this year are:
- After the Races;
- Bright Futures Farm;
- CANTER Michigan;
- Equestrian Inc.;
- Equine Advocates;
- Final Furlong;
- Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program;
- Friends of Ferdinand;
- Galloping Out (Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association Thoroughbred Rescue Fund);
- Harmony and Hope Horse Haven;
- Heaven Can Wait;
- Hidden Acres Rescue for Thoroughbreds;
- Illinois Equine Humane Center;
- Los Angeles Pet Rescue (Farralone Farms);
- Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program;
- Our Mims Retirement Haven;
- Out Side In;
- R.A.C.E. Fu