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The TAA is the only accrediting body in aftercare and reviews all aspects of an aftercare nonprofit during accreditation. We work with organizations so they can reach a high standard of operation.


A donation to the TAA is supporting an infrastructure of 82 accredited aftercare nonprofits in North America that retrain, rehome, and retire Thoroughbreds.


Operating with the highest standards, TAA-accredited organizations have 180 facilities across North America that offer adoption programs, rehab programs, sanctuary, and equine-assisted programs.



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TAA Thoroughbred Spotlight

  • Gallant Plunger

    Gallant Plunger made 14 starts on the track, earning a total of $150,350. Just two months after completing his last work at Ellis Park, the Madaket Stables-owned, Steve Asmussen trainee […]

  • Lou Brissie

    Named after WWII war hero and MLB professional baseball player Leland Victor Brissie, meet Lou Brissie, the retired graded stakes winner. Like his namesake, Lou Brissie impacted multiple lives before eventually enjoying his retirement and TAA-accredited Old Friends in Georgetown, KY.

  • Secret Deployment

    Despite being the son of  Godolphin’s 2008 Eclipse Award winning stallion, Midshipman, Secret Deployment lacked interest in racing. No stranger to Thoroughbreds in need of a new career, Nelda Kettles of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited Horse and Hound Rescue Foundation was more than happy to help when she got the call from Secret Deployment’s connections last April. Kettles knew there was a job out there for the young gelding. She gave the then three-year-old plenty of time to adjust to life off of the track and grow into himself before finding him his perfect home.

  • Impressive John R

    Impressive John R served as an equine-assisted therapy horse for 9 years at Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited Central Kentucky Riding for Hope before going blind in both eyes. 2 years after losing his vision, John is back to work and we can’t wait to see what this resilient OTTB will accomplish next

  • Midnight Murphy

    Midnight Murphy was purchased as a yearling for $6,000 at the Keeneland September Sale in 2019. Cindy Murphy bought the son of Midnight Lute as a race prospect for her […]

  • Peyton Place

    Peyton Place has held a special place in the heart and mind of Beverley Strauss, the executive director of Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)-accredited MidAtlantic Horse Rescue ever since she first laid eyes on him back in June 2018 at Delaware Park. While his race days didn’t last long, his connection to Strauss and MidAtlantic would span for years.

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