Become a Donor: Make a Gift
The TRF receives no government funding and there are no rules that require the racing industry to support its retirees.
Our Thoroughbreds are 100% dependent on the generosity of private donors like you.
Most thoroughbred rescue groups retrain and swiftly adopt out horses for a fee, but the TRF focuses our primary efforts on former racehorses whose racing-related injuries have left them best suited to a quiet life at pasture.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Montpelier is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization and receive absolutely no public funding. Every bale of hay, quart of grain, halter, horseshoe, and vaccination is made possible by generous donors. Your tax-deductible contribution of any size will go to guarantee a lifetime of comfort and love at Montpelier, which is befitting to such a noble and deserving animal. We also happily accept donations of supplies and services. Visit our Wish List page.
To become a TRF at Montpelier donor, complete the online donation or download the form, and mail to Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Montpelier, Nancy Lowey, 10062 Barnetts Ford Road, Orange, VA 22960. Make check payable to “TRF at Montpelier”. To make a gift by phone, contact Nancy Lowey at 540-672-3454. We accept all major credit cards.