The Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit, a joint effort of the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP), Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), and Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA), returns to the Thoroughbred Makeover on Oct. 11, 2022, on the Kentucky Horse Park.

This 12 months’s summit takes a singular angle in comparison with previous conferences, which historically embody panel-based dialogue on a wide range of matters. The 2022 Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit will take a hands-on workshop strategy, permitting attendees (each in-person and digital) to problem-solve via numerous eventualities that generally face people and organizations in aftercare. Subject matter consultants will assist information individuals via a collection of follow eventualities together with biosecurity greatest practices, pure catastrophe preparedness, facility points, and extra.

“To provide the most value to our Aftercare Summit participants, both individuals and non-profit organizations, we decided to take a more interactive approach to our topics this year,” mentioned the RRP’s improvement director, Erin O’Keefe. “By working through various scenarios, we hope participants will actively identify ways to apply the topics at hand to their own programs, while having the opportunity to receive input and guidance from our subject matter experts. We hope participants find this new format both engaging and educational.”

The convention is a collaboration of the 4 presenting organizations in an effort to convey collectively the Thoroughbred aftercare neighborhood — each non-profit organizations and the industrial sector — throughout what’s already the biggest gathering of each people and organizations who’ve a vested curiosity in Thoroughbreds after racing.

“The Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit will be a great opportunity for those involved in aftercare to think about ways in which unexpected scenarios can impact their programs,” mentioned TCA’s govt director Erin Halliwell. “When the unexpected does occur, having a plan of action can potentially minimize disruption and assist with program continuity. With the collective knowledge of the RRP, T.I.P., TAA, TCA, and our subject matter experts, we hope to provide attendees with best practices that they can implement into their specific programs.”

Registration is required, which will be accomplished at therrp.org/aftercare-summit/. The price to take part is $10 per particular person, which might be collected as a donation and awarded as a 50-50 to a randomly-selected aftercare group in attendance. Registration may also embody entry to the stay stream of the convention by way of Zoom so attendees can take part from anyplace on the planet.

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit takes place from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM within the TCA Covered Arena Lounge on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, someday previous to the beginning of preliminary competitors on the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, offered by Thoroughbred Charities of America. The Thoroughbred Makeover is a retraining competitors for horses of their first 12 months of transition from racing. Over 300 horses are anticipated to attend and compete throughout ten disciplines, with one Thoroughbred Makeover Champion topped on the conclusion of a Finale on Saturday, October 15. The full schedule of occasions and actions will be discovered at TheRRP.org/attend.

About the Retired Racehorse Project: The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is a 501(c)3 charitable group working to extend demand for off-track Thoroughbreds within the equestrian world. In addition to producing the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, the world’s largest and most profitable retraining competitors for recently-retired racehorses, the group additionally publishes Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, produces the Master Class retraining clinic collection, and presents programming at main horse expos and occasions across the nation. The RRP maintains an academic library of content material to empower extra equestrians to experience a Thoroughbred.

About Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance: Based in Lexington, KY., the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that accredits, inspects, and awards grants to accredited aftercare organizations to retrain, rehome, and retire Thoroughbreds utilizing industry-wide funding. Along with continued funding from its authentic companions Breeders’ Cup, The Jockey Club, and Keeneland Association, the TAA is supported by house owners, trainers, breeders, racetracks, aftercare professionals, and different {industry} members. Since inception in 2012, the TAA has granted greater than $20.7 million to accredited aftercare organizations. Currently 81 aftercare organizations supporting roughly 180 services throughout North America have been granted accreditation. To study extra concerning the TAA, go to ThoroughbredAftercare.org.

About Thoroughbred Charities of America: TCA funds and facilitates the help of Thoroughbreds and the individuals who look after them. TCA distributes grants to a number of classes of Thoroughbred-related nonprofits together with rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming and retirement organizations; backstretch and farm worker packages; equine-assisted remedy packages; and analysis organizations. Since its inception in 1990, TCA has granted over $26 million to greater than 200 charities. TCA is the charitable arm of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA).

About The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program: Created and introduced in October 2011, The Jockey Club T.I.P. acknowledges and rewards the flexibility of the Thoroughbreds via sponsorship of Thoroughbred courses and excessive level awards at sanctioned horse reveals, year-end efficiency awards, a leisure driving program, and non-competition awards. Additional details about T.I.P. is offered at tjctip.com and on the T.I.P. Facebook web page at fb.com/tjctip.

The Jockey Club, based in 1894 and devoted to the development of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In achievement of its mission, The Jockey Club, instantly or via subsidiaries, offers help and management on a variety of necessary {industry} initiatives, and it serves the knowledge and expertise must house owners, breeders, media, followers and farms. It based America’s Best Racing (americasbestracing.web), the broad-based fan improvement initiative for Thoroughbred racing, and in partnership with the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, operates OwnerView (ownerview.com), the possession useful resource. Additional info is offered at jockeyclub.com.

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