Press release published on Thoroughbred Daily News on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s 2018 Accreditation Application is now available on its website, the organization announced Tuesday. Thoroughbred aftercare organizations interested in applying for TAA accreditation must do so by 6:00 p.m. EST Apr. 15, 2018. Because the TAA has a two-year accreditation protocol, organizations that were accredited in 2016 will need to re-apply by that date.
The application is available online here.
Submitted applications are evaluated on five key areas: operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. Organizations passing the application review will be subject to site inspections of all facilities housing their horses by representatives of the TAA.
“The TAA application is a rigorous process that includes a comprehensive review of an organization’s management, practices, and procedures as well as inspections of facilities and horses,” said John Phillips, president of the TAA and owner of Darby Dan Farm. “Supporters of our mission can be sure that if an organization is TAA accredited, they provide the highest of care for the Thoroughbreds in their program.”
For more information on the requirements for accreditation, click here.