October 4, 2019 – The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) is pleased to award the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) $5000 to be used for educational purposes.
RRP’s mission is to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the marketplace and educating an army of equestrians to provide the training that secures their future. The driving force behind everything RRP does is educating the public, especially equestrians and equine enthusiasts, about the potential and versatility of off-track Thoroughbreds as riding and competition horses. RRP does this through their popular Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium.
In 2018, TERF generously awarded RRP with a $20,000 grant that supported their expanded 4-day model of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, increased RRP presence at equine events throughout the U.S., and helped create the popular “Ask a Trainer Anything” feature, in which a panel of experts responded to training questions.
In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2019. RRP will educate the public on the “whys” behind what they’re doing and how to set Thoroughbreds up for success after racing. RRP will work towards their mission through various presentations and demonstrations including a clinic-style educational event called the “Makeover Master Class” at this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, in which trainers will showcase their first ride on recently retired racehorses and answer questions from guest commentators, audience members and the clinic emcee.
TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis during TERF’s 2013 inception. TERF’s current Board, includes co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson, DVM, and James Orsini, DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer, Josh Pons and Lucy Zungailia.
To make a tax deductible donation to TERF, please visit https://chescocf.org/fund/thoroughbred-education-and-research-foundation/ or send a donation to TERF c/o The Chester County Community Foundation, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382.