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Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit October 12, 21

What is the Thoroughbred Makeover?

Register to attend the below sessions in person at the Kentucky Horse Park during the Thoroughbred Makeover or virtually via Zoom.

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit is produced as a joint effort by the Retired Racehorse Project, Thoroughbred Charities of America, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program. Focusing on education and networking among those with a professional interest in the retraining and rehoming of Thoroughbreds, topics of discussion include finance, business management, board governance, grant-and-sponsorship-seeking best practices, and issues unique to the aftercare industry.

A $10 registration fee will go towards a 50/50 raffle. Half will support the costs of producing the Summit, and the other half will be drawn at random to benefit one of the aftercare organizations represented by the attendees.

In-person attendees will go to the Club Lounge above the Covered Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park.

Virtual attendees will receive Zoom access instructions in their confirmation email. Zoom access will remain the same throughout the Summit.

2021 Summit seminar topics are as follows:

Thoroughbred Aftercare Summit

presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and the Retired Racehorse Project

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:00 – 4:00

Kentucky Horse Park, Covered Arena Viewing Lounge

Proper Financials and Reporting – 5 Tips for Getting Your Financials Grant-Ready

  • Matt Thacker, TAA

Comeback Kids – Best Practices for Rehabbing and Marketing Horses Retired Due to Injury

  • Stuart Brown, Keeneland
  • Bev Strauss, MidAtlantic Horse Rescue
  • Ashley Watts, CANTER KY
  • Lori Miller, Friends of Ferdinand

How the Pandemic has Changed the Face of Fundraising Short Term and Long

  • Jessica Hastings, Hastings Coleman Advancement

Navigating Common Challenges Adoption Organizations Face

  • Anna Ford, New Vocations
  • Karen Gustin, Kentucky Equine Adoption Center
  • Danielle Montgomery, Turning for Home