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, click "Make a Donation" icon on the right-hand side. If you prefer to mail your donation, make a check payable to TRF at Montpelier and mail to Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Nancy Lowey, 10063 Barnetts Ford Road, Orange, VA 22960. To make a gift by phone, contact Nancy Lowey at 540-672-3454. We accept all major credit cards.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Montpelier understands the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information. We respect and protect the privacy of our donors and adhere to the following guidelines:
- Information about donors and donations is handled with respect and confidentiality.
- TRF will not exchange, lend, or sell our donor lists to third party organizations.
- Personal information provided when making an online donation and/or registering for an event will not be disclosed to unauthorized third parties.
- When making an online donation, a secure connection is established and personal information is encrypted. The secure connection is maintained until the transaction is completed and/or terminated.