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Renaissance Equestrian Foundation (REF)


Retired off-the-track thoroughbred sanctuary & education facility,
partnered with Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation

Renaissance Equestrian Foundation (REF), we are a 501 C-3 organization

To provide the best possible care to retired thoroughbreds, as well as provide educational opportunities to individuals in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, enabling retired race horses to transition into a career and forever home.

We have partnered with Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) as the first Sanctuary farm in Maryland. Our farm will be the horse’s new forever home!

We are creating a Educational/knowledge program for:

  • United States Pony Club (USPC)/4H
    1. ☆ Learning horsemanship
      ☆ Proper care of horse
      ☆ Medical care of horse – taking TPR, wrapping legs, etc
      ☆ Practicing for certifications in Pony Club/4H
  • Seniors citizens/public school system
    1. ☆ Field trips for senior citizens
      ☆ Field trips for schools, plus high school students can volunteer and receive their volunteer hours for school
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the thoroughbreds and care of the horse

We will have seminars and lectures from:

  • Veterinarians
  • Farriers
  • Nutritionists
  • Saddle Fitters
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Massage/Craniosacral Therapists

REF is donating the land, fencing and automatic waterers and we are now looking for donations for run-in sheds and in the future, a barn. We are very excited to provide a home for these very loyal and generous horses and with your help, we can help them live out the rest of their lives in peace and comfort!

Renaissance Equestrian Foundation (REF)

501 C-3 organization. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated, your support keeps us going! Thank You.

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