11/03/2015 11:57AM

TAA accredits 16 new organizations

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The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced on Tuesday that 37 aftercare organizations have earned its accreditation in 2015. That includes 21 organizations that were re-accredited and 16 that were accredited for the first time. There are now 56 accredited TAA organizations using more than 180 facilities across the United States and Canada.

The 37 organizations accredited this year are: After The Homestretch - Arizona; Akindale Thoroughbred Rescue; Beyond The Roses Equine Rescue and Retirement; Brook Hill Retirement Center for Horses; CANTER California; CANTER Colorado; CANTER Kentucky; CANTER Ohio; Days End Farm Horse Rescue; Equine Encore Foundation; Equine Rescue of Aiken; Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care Program; Glen Ellen Vocational Academy; Horse Power Sanctuaries dba Redwings Horse Sanctuary; Humanity for Horses; Kentucky Equine Humane Center; LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers; LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society; Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue; Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center; Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue; Mitchell Farm Equine Retirement; Neigh Savers Foundation; New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society; New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program; Old Friends; ReRun; South Florida S.P.C.A.; South Jersey Thoroughbred Rescue; Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue; The Exceller Fund; Thoroughbred Placement Resources; Thoroughbred Rehab Center; Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation; Thoroughbred Retirement of Tampa; TROTT (Training Racehorses Off the Track); and United Pegasus Foundation.

“These organizations have gone through a rigorous accreditation process and have met or exceeded our code of standards,” said Jimmy Bell, TAA president. “Our donors should feel confident that their investments in the TAA are going to organizations that provide the best care possible to our retired equine athletes.”

Based in Lexington, Ky., the nonprofit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retire, retrain, and re-home Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.