Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit

 

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, first held in 2019 the day before the start of competition at the Thoroughbred Makeover, is put on by the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA). Focusing on education and networking among those with a professional interest in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds, topics of discussion include finance, business management, board governance and grant- and sponsorship-seeking best practices.

The 2021 Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit

The 2021 Summit will take place this as a hybrid event on Tuesday, October 12: attendees may experience the Summit both in person at the Thoroughbred Makeover, or virtually via Zoom. The Summit is $10 to participate, with the registration fee going towards a 50/50 raffle to benefit a randomly-selected aftercare organization in attendace. Pre-registration is required; click here to sign up.

Summit sessions are as follows:

Proper Financials and Reporting
Five tips for getting your financials grant-ready
Panelists:

  • Matt Thacker, Finance and Data Manager at TAA

Comeback Kids
Best practices for rehabbing and marketing of horses retired due to injury
Panelists:

  • Dr. Stuart Brown, DVM, Vice President of Equine Safety at Keeneland
  • Beverly Strauss, co-founder and executive director of MidAtlantic Horse Rescue
  • Ashley Watts, CANTER KY
  • Lori Miller, Friends of Ferdinand

How the Pandemic Has Changed the Face of Fundraising
Panelists:

  • Jessica Hastings, Hastings Coleman Advancement

Navigating Common Challenges Aftercare Organizations Face
Panelists:

  • Anna Ford, program director at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program
  • Karen Gustin, executive director of Kentucky Equine Adoption Center
  • Danielle Montgomery, Turning For Home
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