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The Thoroughbred Adoption Network website services all eligible Thoroughbred adoption organizations. If you are interested in adopting a horse that is listed by an organization other than the TRF, please refer to the Adoption policies and applications of the organization listing that horse on our "Participating Organizations" page.

The TRF tries to make the adoption process as easy and as inexpensive as possible, yet must take necessary precautions to make sure that the horse in question will be turned over to a suitable, caring home. To start the process for a TRF horse, fill out an application (PDF), which you can acquire by clicking here and e-mailing it back to us. We require references, as well as some personal information on the applicant. Once the form has been received, a TRF employee or volunteer may visit your farm or the place where you plan to board the horse to make sure the facilities are adequate. You must have secured stabling arrangements before an adoption can be finalized.

Upon approval of the adoption application, we will look for a horse that best suits your needs and desires. While we normally have a number of horses available for adoption, we take great pains to find the right horse for you. The process may take a month or longer.

The tax-deductible adoption fee, which is non-refundable, can run from a low of $500 to a high of $5,000. While all horses are priceless to us, we try to base the fee on the condition and potential of the horse. For instance, a young, healthy horse who may turn into an outstanding dressage prospect would require a larger donation fee than an older, infirm horse who can be little more than a pasture pet.

After the adoption has been completed, the TRF will require that your veterinarian report to us yearly concerning the horse's condition and vaccination history. We will also require that you notify us if you and/or the horse has moved. You cannot sell or transfer your horse without prior approval of the TRF. Our herd manager, Sara Davenport, (859) 519-8355 will be glad to answer any other questions you may have.

 

View: Ace of Hearts -  "Ace"

Ace of Hearts - "Ace"

2006 mare, 15.1h, goes well walk, trot, canter. Light ring work/trails.

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View: Belongs to Don  “Dianna”

Belongs to Don “Dianna”

Rider Level: Intermediate to Expert

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View: Bet On Me

Bet On Me

Quite the athlete - sound and solid!

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View: Blum Gone

Blum Gone

Need a reliable kid horse?

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View: Brahma Queen - “Queen B”

Brahma Queen - “Queen B”

Rider Level: Expert

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View: Burning Term - “Willow”

Burning Term - “Willow”

Rider Level: Intermediate to Expert

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View: Codfather

Codfather

Easy-going gelding

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View: Daddy Rabb (Yager)

Daddy Rabb (Yager)

Pasture mate that can take a ride too!

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View: Darrens Delight

Darrens Delight

The perfect intermediate horse

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View: Dignified Digger - “Velvet”

Dignified Digger - “Velvet”

Rider Level: Intermediate to Expert

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View: Do It Deputy "Zippy"

Do It Deputy "Zippy"

Great Companion Horse and Pasture Pet. Light riding potential. Quality photo

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View: Dr Charlie

Dr Charlie

16h, 2006 gelding. Sweet and mature guy with a kind soul. Sound for walking trail rides.

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View: Dunemoor

Dunemoor

Needs a human who wants to go somewhere.

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View: Easley Amused - "Denise"

Easley Amused - "Denise"

Rider Level: Intermediate to Expert

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View: Famous Patriot

Famous Patriot

Classy, veteran OTTB looking for his first new career after racing

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View: Fleet Valid “Fleetie Boy”

Fleet Valid “Fleetie Boy”

Rider Level: Any

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View: Irish Late Arrival “Irish”

Irish Late Arrival “Irish”

Rider Level: Any Level

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View: Iwo Hero

Iwo Hero

SOUND, CLEAN LEGS, good hunt-seat candidate, dressage, trail riding

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Jenny's Gold

Needing a serious trail horse? (photo coming soon)

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View: Jimmi Jinx

Jimmi Jinx

All around pleasure horse

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View: Johnny Z

Johnny Z

Loves to Jump!

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View: King De

King De

Big, Handsome trail horse

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View: Kiss My Vanny

Kiss My Vanny

What a pleasure to work with!

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View: Langzig

Langzig

Perfect all round horse

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View: Liberty Miss

Liberty Miss

Sweet, sound and willing - need we say more?

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View: Little Smoothy

Little Smoothy

SOUND, CLEAN LEGS, good hunt-seat candidate, dressage, trail riding

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View: Malanato

Malanato

Beautiful 11 y.o Thoroughbred; great looks; great ride

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View: Me Missin' You

Me Missin' You

Kind, Quiet, Beautiful Pasture Pet

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View: Mighty Tuff

Mighty Tuff

Perfect trail buddy

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View: Mo Diddly

Mo Diddly

Good rider looking for a buddy??

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View: Mr. Classy

Mr. Classy

Nice riding horse

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View: Mr. Spontaneity

Mr. Spontaneity

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No Guts No Glory

Nice all-around riding horse (photo coming soon)

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View: Ostinato

Ostinato

Talented gelding, ready for a discipline to train

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View: Pavlov's Dog

Pavlov's Dog

Handsome, Loving Companion or Light Ride

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View: Precocious Brienne

Precocious Brienne

Broodmare, light riding

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View: Prince Julien

Prince Julien

Beautiful, Friendly, Pasture Pal

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View: River Rafting

River Rafting

Lovable guy, retired from eventing, looking to be a light riding horse!

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View: Royal Credit – “RC”

Royal Credit – “RC”

Rider Level: Intermediate to Expert

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View: Saratoga Harbor

Saratoga Harbor

Absolutely wonderful kids horse!

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View: Scary Guy

Scary Guy

His name says it all..

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View: Selway

Selway

Great work ethic and ready for continued training

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View: Storm the Party

Storm the Party

Storm is the PERFECT companion, bonds with love and respect.

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Strollin Easy

Spit-fire mare that can go! (photo coming soon)

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View: Sylvia Song

Sylvia Song

Broodmare, trail horse, jumping, polo

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View: Talking Blues "Blue"

Talking Blues "Blue"

Perfect companion/pleasure horse

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View: Twasmi Pleasure

Twasmi Pleasure

Perfect pet or pasture pal

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View: Very Valentine

Very Valentine

Intermediate rider needed

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View: Wicked e Split

Wicked e Split

Fantastically fun trail horse!

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View: Wild and Royal

Wild and Royal

Kindest horse on the planet and BIG!

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