Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Awards $4,000 to the Retired Racehorse Project

Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation Awards $4,000 to the Retired Racehorse Project

WEST CHESTER, PA — The Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation (TERF) has awarded the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) $4,000 to be used for educational purposes.

The RRP’s mission is to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the equestrian marketplace and educating equestrians to provide the training that secures their future.

The driving force behind everything the RRP does is educating the public, especially equestrians and equine enthusiasts, about the potential and versatility of off-track Thoroughbreds as riding and competition horses.

The RRP does this through their popular Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, as well as by publishing Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine quarterly, putting on racehorse retraining clinics and more.

In 2018, TERF generously awarded the RRP with a $20,000 grant that supported their expanded 4-day model of the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, increased the RRP’s presence at equine events throughout the U.S., and helped create the popular “Ask a Trainer Anything” feature, in which a panel of experts responded to training questions. Last year TERF was kind enough to offer the RRP a grant of $5,000 to be put toward the Makeover.

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In alignment with their mission to support and promote equine education by supporting organizations that are educating the public on the proper care of horses, TERF continues to offer their financial assistance in 2020.

The grant will facilitate this year’s Makeover Master Class. The virtual Makeover Master Class will be premiering this Friday, October 9th at 2PM ET on the organization’s Facebook page. TERF Makeover Master Class on the Retired Racehorse Project’s Facebook page (

TERF’s grants reflect the values set forth by founders Herb and Ellen Moelis. TERF’s current Board, includes co-Chairs Kathleen Anderson DVM, and James Orsini DVM, Margaret H. Duprey, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, Ellen and Herb Moelis, Wendy Moon, Anita Motion, Toni Orsini, Scott Palmer VMD, Josh Pons and Lucy Zungailia.

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To make learn more about the Thoroughbred Education and Research Foundation visit

To make a tax-deductible donation to TERF, visit or send a donation to TERF c/o The Chester County Community Foundation, 28 West Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382.

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