We are fortunate to have The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation’s Montpelier Farm, a haven for OTTBs in need of a new home, fresh start and/or rehabilitation, practically in our backyard. Under Kim Wilkins’ management, the lucky horses who end up at Montpelier Farm find a beautiful, sprawling sanctuary where they will get the love and care they need regardless of their condition and soundness. It is our pleasure at Blue Ridge Equine Clinic to partner with Montpelier Farm to care for these horses.
Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is the largest equine sanctuary in the world devoted to the rescue, retirement, rehabilitation and retraining of Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack. Over 4,000 horses have come through their programs and they currently care for 950 nationwide. More than 1,000 Thoroughbreds have been adopted out to loving homes. At re-training farms like Montpelier Farm, retired racehorses are prepared for adoption as riding and companion horses.
There are horses available for adoption or sponsorship, as well as just to see, visit and appreciate. Kim works tirelessly to care for these horses, and welcomes volunteers, inquiries and especially now, as Fall approaches, hay donations of round or square bales. Sponsoring one of the permanent residents at Montpelier Farm is a wonderful gift for yourself or someone special. There are several levels of sponsorships, and if it is a gift, the TRF will mail the sponsorship packet to the recipient along with a personalized greeting card. If you would like to meet your sponsored Thoroughbred in person, Kim would love to arrange for you to visit.
Please visit the Farm’s website: https://www.trfmontpelier.org/to see pictures of and read the stories of the lucky horses who now call Montpelier Farm home. The TRF is a registered 503(c)(3) nonprofit organization and your gift is tax-deductible. Sponsorship donations help support the overall TRF efforts on behalf all retired Thoroughbred racehorses, including those at Montpelier Farm.