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The Messenger Designation is awarded annually. To retain an existing EQUUS Foundation Messenger designation and apply for an EQUUS Foundation grant in 2017, organizations must provide all required information and update their Messenger information on or after January 1, 2017 and not later than April 30, 2017.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

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Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc.

Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc.
13130 Molly Berry Road
Upper Marlboro MD 20772

Tax ID/EIN: 26-3266757
Year Founded: 2008
Last Updated 2017-02-18

Public Charity

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Horse Welfare

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization's primary activity is equine rescue, adoption & retirement.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. exists to improve the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses by finding the best homes possible for them upon retirement from racing. We successfully transition and retrain racehorses for other disciplines and use these techniques and philosophies to help others learn these skills. We strive to improve the reputation of the Thoroughbred by providing the correct information about this wonderful breed of horse.

Horse-related programs:
Today, with a heightened awareness by racetracks and the advent of the Thoroughbreds for All movement, moving horses off of the track quickly has become less of a crisis. One of the consequences of moving so many horses off the track and into the hands of the public is that more than a few horses have ended up with people who are not qualified to handle and retrain a horse directly off the track. <br /><br />In Dr. Andrew Mcleans book, The Truth About Horses researchers Odberg and Bouisseau found in a study conducted in 1999 that of 3,000 non-racing horses sent to the slaughterhouse in France between the ages of two and seven years, 66.4% were condemned for inappropriate behavior. The fact that these statistics come from countries with well-established equestrian traditions gives no grounds for believing that the figures would be much different elsewhere. <br /><br />In addition to horses with training issues, many horses with soundness problems are difficult to place due not only to the cost of rehabilitation, but also the lack of skills needed to correctly rest and rehabilitate a horse. In most cases, proper rest and rehab results in an excellent prognosis and a sound horse ready for a qualified adoption. <br /><br />TPR has the specialized skills to address these two high-risk categories of horses. Leighton Farm, the home base of TPR was designed for active racehorses to rest and rehabilitate. In addition, Kimberly Godwin Clark, principal equestrian at Leighton Farm is a professional exercise rider, owner and trainer with over 25 years experience. In her 25 years working at the track as a rider, trainer and racehorse owner, Godwin Clark took many horses to the farm for rest and rehabilitation giving her a quarter century of experience in properly handling horses. She now works with some of the top show trainers in the United States in order to develop their skills to produce correctly retrained and rideable retired racehorses. <br /> <br />In addition, our Hero Horses Program was formally launched on April 26, 2015, and has continued to grow and expand with increased participation from America's Heroes. You can find out more about it by visiting the website.

Non-horse-related programs:
We are 100% horse related.

Volunteer Opportunities

Bookkeeper Or Accountant
We are in desperate need of a bookkeeper or accountant. Please contact Kim if you are interested.

Foster Homes
Foster farms are always needed to give OTTBs some down-time and/or training before rehoming.

Wish List Items

Office Supplies
Office supplies are always welcome. These include, but are not limited to, paper, ink cartridges, or Staples/Office Depot gift cards.

Stall Sponsorships
You can Sponsor a Stall and help foster a horse at our farm for as little as $5 per day.

Horse And Barn Supplies
Horse and barn supplies in good condition are always welcome. New or used blankets, saddles, saddle pads, bridles, martingales, apparel, etc. Everything is welcome.

Good quality hay is always welcome.