Welcome to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is the oldest and largest equine sanctuary of its kind in the world. It was founded with one purpose in mind -- to save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter. The James River chapter was founded in 2007 as one of the Second Chances programs where horses live at correctional centers. At James River Work Center offenders care for the horses and become certified in the nationally acclaimed Groom Elite program in the process. The horses here are assured a lifetime of care with the opportunity to be adopted out if suited. Our success stories confirm that our program is horses helping people, people helping horses.
TRF at James River Program
The Second Chances program at the James River Work Center was the subject of
a recent video by Voice of America that will be tranlated into 46 languages
to show the world the good side of America. Photo courtesy of Julie Taboh
of Voice of America.
Horses For Adoption, Sponsoring
Click an image to view our horses available for adoption and sponsoring.
PROGRAM COORDINATOR POSTION OPEN AT JAMES RIVER WORK CENTER'S TRF BARN
Horse-savvy instructor-administrator to direct equine management training
program at correctional facility. Must be experienced horseman willing to teach inmates, following our curriculum. Inmates are non-violent offenders nearing release. Counseling, administrative or clerical experience a plus. Possibility for added responsibilities and increased salary, depending on qualifications. Approx. 25 hours per week, some weekend work. Salary.
Open Barn - 2013
Ready to welcome the guests for the annual Open Barn are, left to right, Nikki Linamen, assistant warden in charge of the James River Work Center, and Anne Tucker, president of the James River chapter of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. The partnership of these organizations forms Greener Pastures, fondly known as "barn 4", where men save horses and horses save men.
Secretariat’s Grandson, Virginia Inmate Find a Common Bond in Greener Pastures Program
Former Virginia state inmate, Tamio Holmes, who learned to be a farrier in prison, has returned as a free man to work on Covert Action, grandson of Secretariat.
Save your Southern States Proofs of Purchase
Don't forget to save your Southern States Proofs of Purchase to help support our horses. You may send them to us at P.O. Box 112, Crozier, VA 23039 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange to pick them up. You may even schedule a visit if you would like to bring them to us and see the horses.
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