The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding.
Funded initially by seed money from Breeders’ Cup Ltd., The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association Inc., the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) is supported by owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and other industry groups.
Since 2012, the TAA has granted more than $20.7 million to accredited aftercare organizations and 11,000 Thoroughbredshave been retrained, rehomed, or retired by accredited organizations.
Currently, 81 organizations
The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) is the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries, awarded Accredited status to New England Equine Rescue – North, Inc. as of August 23, 2019.
Accreditation signifies that New England Equine Rescue – North, Inc. (NEER-North) meets GFAS’s rigorous and peer-reviewed equine care standards which are confirmed by a comprehensive site visit. Accreditation also signifies adherence to standards addressing the sustainability of the organization, ethical principles, finances, staffing, education outreach, security and safety and other operational aspects.
NEER North is proud to be an EQUUS Foundation Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.
Guardians are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency by their willingness to make comprehensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance available for public scrutiny.
To ensure a future for America’s horses, it is critical to identify and invest in the most-effective equine charities in the US – those that operate at the highest standards for horse care. The need for transparency is more important now than ever before. With the advent of the internet and social media, it is easy for people to be misinformed and misled.