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Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. Selected as the Honorary Rescue of the Washington International Horse Show

November 19, 2013 By: janwest Category: General

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., Nov. 1, 2013— Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc. was selected as the honorary rescue of the Washington International Horse Show, which took place October 22-26 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

 

Sidelines Magazine Intern Christina Alex's OTTB Junior

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TPR was selected for this honor through A Home For Every Horse, a program through the Equine Network, which has partnered with the American Horse Council’s Unwanted Horse Coalition to provide care and shelter to America’s horses. A Home For Every Horse program is sponsored by Purina, Zoetis, Absorbine, Cavallo, WeatherBeeta and Tractor Supply.

 

“We would like to thank A Home For Every Horse and their generous sponsors.  They help non-profits like ours continue the important work that is making a difference in the lives of these amazing animals,” said Kimberly Clark, founder of TPR, which works to retrain and find qualified homes for retired Thoroughbreds, as well as to educate owners, trainers and the general public about the value of retired racehorses as show and pleasure horses.

 

TPR takes in an average of 35 horses annually.  In addition to boarding, each horse receives basic care, including vaccinations, coggins, blacksmith and dental care.

The horses are retrained over a 90-day period.  Although all of the training and riding time is donated by Leighton Farm, the home of TPR, the cost of the 90-day retraining program is approximately $2,120 per horse.  Upon completion of the retraining, horses are adopted by qualified homes and the adoption fees are placed back into the program.

 

“We are grateful to A Home For Every Horse, which has provided us with free feed coupons from Purina,” said Clark.

 

Clark went on to express her gratitude for TPR being recognized at the

 

Washington International Horse Show, the country’s foremost indoor metropolitan indoor horse show.

 

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) has been a leading equestrian

event for the past 55 years, according to their Web site.  The WIHS features events such as show jumping, dressage, hunter and equitation competition, as well as a Kids’ Day, Barn Night, special exhibits and shopping and attracts horses and riders from around the world. (www.wihs.org)

 

According to their Web site, WIHS is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and is proud to support and partner with local, military and national charities.

 

For more information about WIHS, visit www.wihs.org.

 

For more information about A Home For Every Horse, visit www.equisearch.com/a-home-for-every-horse/

 

TPR is a 501(c)(3) charity which exists to improve the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses through a comprehensive, multifaceted approach.  TPR successfully transitions and retrains racehorses for other disciplines and strives to improve the

reputation of the Thoroughbred by providing education and support.

 

For more information, please contact Terri Hirschmann and Kerrie-Anne Sparks at news@goodhorse.org or call 410-703-2657.