NEER North
52 Ash Street, West Newbury, MA 01985


Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
NEER North is proud to be a member of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. This accreditation was achieved through a rigorous inspection process which underscores NEER’s commitment to all equines, including Off the Track Thoroughbreds, looking for the retraining and care needed to find them forever homes, whether they are in need of retirement due to permanent injury or a new career that suits their athletic talents. NEER North is one of only 3 New England nonprofits affiliated with this prestigious organization.
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) 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 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 with approximately 170 facilities hold TAA accreditation.
Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries

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.

Equus Foundation

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.


The Platinum Seal of Transparency is the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By taking the time to provide this information annually, NEER North has demonstrated their commitment to transparency and giving donors and funders meaningful data to evaluate our performance. Our donors can have confidence that their funds are going toward a non-profit that is well managed and deserving of their generosity. 

Great Nonprofits

GreatNonprofits Top-Rated Nonprofits are endorsed by clients, volunteers, and their community. This awards is the only People’s Choice award in the Nonprofit Sector. The TopRated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that NEER North has received from volunteers, donors, adopters and aid recipients on an annual basis. 

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) is a grant-making organization that offers a way to give to one organization while helping many. For more than three decades, TCA has provided over $26 million grants to more than 200 Thoroughbred-related organizations. Their Board of Directors consists of some of the most knowledgeable and respected people in the Thoroughbred industry. TCA rigorously vets all grant applicants to ensure their finances, business management and equine care practices meet their standard for funding. NEER North is proud to have been chosen as a grant recipient from TCA.