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Thoroughbred Aftercare in Spotlight at Equestricon


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For the second year in a row, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance has been named the Official Charity Partner of Equestricon.

The highlight of the scheduled TAA program at this year’s Equestricon is a TED Talks-style speaker series called Track Talks. The TAA’s Stacie Clark Rogers will serve as a session host to a series of short, inspirational, and motivational speeches delivered by Old Friends Farm’s Michael Blowen, Square Peg Foundation’s Joell Dunlap, former NFL player and OTTB owner Jeff Tow-Arnett, and combat veteran James Stewart.

In the interest of advancing education amongst its accredited organizations, the TAA will host a “Beyond the Track” Racehorse Retraining Seminar. The seminar will be led by New Vocations’ Anna Ford, the Retired Racehorse Project’s Jen Roytz, and Kristin Werner Leshney from The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (TIP).

“When you look at the depth of experience in racehorse rehoming and retraining that each one of our speakers possesses, this truly is a can’t-miss event for anyone looking to learn more about aftercare,” said Kathryn Sharp, co-founder of Equestricon. “The TAA continues to lead the way in this area and it’s incumbent upon us, as people who are working to advance the sport, to put aftercare out front.”

Available to all convention attendees will be the popular “Aftercare Row” which returns to Equestricon for the second consecutive year. Lined by the booths of nearly two-dozen accredited charities from all over North America, Aftercare Row is expected to represent the largest gathering ever of TAA-accredited organizations.

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