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.
Derby hats galore at the annual Kentucky Derby party held this year at the Deep Run Hunt Club. A break in the rain allowed us to enjoy the patio and lovely view of the hunter trials field. Photo by Debby Thomas
Ollie certainly brought a smile to one visitor's face at our Spring Open Barn. He is one of the rescues from Peaceable Farm and thoroughly enjoys his new life meeting so many wonderful supporters of our program. Photo by Debby Thomas
Latest News from James River
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Featured in the "The Wound and the Gift"
Our program was featured in a film recently, The Wound and the Gift, stories about what rescued animals give back to us. Enjoy this three minute clip from the film.
Horses For Adoption, Sponsoring
Click an image to view our horses available for adoption and sponsoring.
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.
Connect With TRF at James River
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