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.
Horses For Adoption, Sponsoring and Fostering
Click an image to view our horses available for adoption, sponsoring and fostering.
Kentucky Derby Party at the Wine Loft
A festive crowd enjoyed the 2013 Kentucky Derby at the Wine Loft party to benefit the James River chapter. Organizers Jennifer Berdell and Stephanie Nixon raised the bar yet again.
Anne Tucker, chapter President on the right, and Jennifer Berdell, party co-host in the center, present the 2013 Winner's Circle award to Stephanie Nixon. This award is given annually to an individual or group who have demonstrated extraordinary dedication to Thoroughbred aftercare.
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.
TRF at James River Program
See the James River program up close in this English version of a broadcast by Voice of America that has been sent all over the world.
Connect With TRF at James River
Click any image to go to that website and support TRF at James River.
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