The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will award $3,420,000 as grants to 74 Thoroughbred aftercare organizations that currently hold TAA accreditation, the TAA announced Monday. Since its inception in 2012, the TAA has now awarded more than $17.2 million in grants to accredited Thoroughbred aftercare organizations.
“The TAA is pleased to be able to award more than $3 million this year, especially with a growing list of accredited organizations,” TAA President Mike Meuser said. “We know these funds will help our accredited organizations retrain, rehome, and retire more Thoroughbreds. However, there is still work to be done and we urge racing industry stakeholders to continue to invest in Thoroughbred aftercare for the long-term survival of our sport.”
Earmarked specifically for equine care, TAA grants have helped accredited organizations assist more than 10,300 Thoroughbreds since 2012.
TAA-accredited organizations undergo a thorough application and inspection process prior to accreditation being awarded to ensure they meet the TAA’s Code of Standards, which covers five key areas: operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. Facility inspections are conducted at all facilities housing Thoroughbreds for each organization. Ongoing updates and re-inspections are required of all organizations as a condition of TAA accreditation.
The full list of TAA-accredited organizations, information about the accreditation process, and a list of the TAA’s industry supporters is available on ThoroughbredAftercare.org.