PO Box 518 Montpelier Station, VA 22957  1-540-748-7199
Sponsor an Ex Racehorse

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation Sponsorship Program helps provide lifelong care for former racehorses that are unsuitable for adoption.
Sponsors receive a personalized packet about their selected horse, photos and updates throughout the year, and even the opportunity to meet the horse in person. Sponsorships make great gifts to celebrate birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions, and we can mail a packet directly to the recipient of your choice. We also offer a “kid-friendly” sponsorship packet for youngsters!

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Yourplace is Fine

Miss Fine.  What an odd name.  This lovely mare had been adopted and was doing fine (no pun intended) until an unfortunate accident caused an infection in the pastern joint.  She was sent back to Montpelier, and 2 vets were fairly certain she would need to be put down.  She miraculously recovered, is walking fine, […]

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R&R Dreamgirl

“Girlie” is my hard luck pony.  She came to Montpelier sick, with the absolute worst case of rain rot I have ever seen, and had been severely abused.  Many months later, she was rideable and had been adopted out.  Unfortunately, she was sent back by a concerned veterinarian in a rather malnourished state.  I had […]

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Relic Peace

“Gracie” is a very sweet mare, and small!  I don’t think she is even 15 hands.  She is by Relic Relic Relic and out of Elysian peace.  I do not have her race record, but she wound up here with a severed tendon in the left hind pastern.  It was awhile before she could bear […]

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Rich Appeal

“Richie” came to us in 2003 with double bows.  She is a 1998 mare by Rizzi out of Kind of Appealing.  All I know about the mare is that she won 2 low level claiming races in ’02.  But here, she is the queen of the pasture! Interested in Sponsoring? Click Here  

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Baby Trend

Baby arrived at Montpelier in March of 2006 after suffering some serious injuries, reportedly from a starting gate accident. After 84 starts, it’s doubtful he was the instigator. The injury was serious: a laceration through the hoof wall of the left front, and a much longer cut – below the jaw across the cheek to […]

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Blue Hawaii (aka Elvis)

He was in training as a three year old but caught EPM and was sent to me.  He is too neurologic to ride, but quite a ham, and loves treats.  He’s probably making that cute face because someone is standing behind the camera with a carrot.  He’s nothing but a big baby who never grew […]

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Itsaladylife (aka Lifer)

Lifer is the sweetest, kindest horse you could ever ask for.  I really want him to find a home in a therapeutic riding program somewhere.  He’s got chips in his knee, so can’t do much, but loves the attention.   Interested in Sponsoring? Click Here  

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Over The Rim (aka Bailey)

He arrived big and beautiful with lovely clean legs, but a large back injury. He cannot bend to the right or pick up the right lead.  When pushed he explodes (and a 17h 1300 pound horse can really go BOOM!), so he lives out with his buddies now.  But he is one of the world’s […]

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Don’t Penny Me

Penny arived sick and thin in December of 03.  Her LF ankle is very enlarged and fused and arthritic.  She was lame on a LH coronary injury when we got her.  None of that stopped Penny from becoming herd matron once she recovered her health.  Princess Penny definitely rules her field.  Huge personality, that horse. […]

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Trinity Moon

She arrived from New Holland with a saddle mark still on her back, poultice still on her legs, and shoes that needed replacing weeks before.  She has bad knees, and can’t be ridden, she’s sweet once you catch her, but I think she’s had her fair share of humans. Interested in Sponsoring? Click Here  

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