Monica Southwick, Elisabeth and Christina Sawelsky
We are a group of horsewomen who are dedicated to Thoroughbred aftercare, and second careers when their racing days are behind them. We are proud owners of OTTB's, and are past participants of the Equine Affaire Thoroughbred Breed Demo. This year we are taking the "reins" and organizing the Breed Demo. The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation has graciously offered to be our sponsor in the Breed Pavilion which qualifies us to host the Breed Demo. The purpose of our Benefit Ride is to raise money for the TRF which is supported by donations, as well as the Breed Pavilion booth and stall at Equine Affaire, November 9-12, 2017. We thank you so much for your support of this worthy cause. And the horses thank you!!
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 1983, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's mission is clear and simply stated: To save Thoroughbred horses no longer able to compete on the racetrack from possible neglect, abuse, and slaughter*
The TRF Second Chances Program
It is a unique and pioneering program where inmates build life skills while participating in a vocational training program as they provide supervised care to our retired racehorses. Located at correctional facilities in nine states, inmates from every imaginable background take part in a rigorous training program where they learn horse anatomy, how to care for injuries, equine nutrition and other aspects of horse care. Graduates of the program receive a certification based on the level of expertise they have mastered. After their release from prison, graduates of the TRF Second Chances Program have gone on to careers as farriers, vet assistants, and caretakers.*
This program relies on donations, not government grants.
*logo/text used with permission from TRF
November 9-12, 2017
At Eastern States Exposition
W. Springfield, MA
Equine Affaire is the largest equine trade show in the Northeast. It is held yearly and features a Trade Show, Breed Pavilion, Educational Programs, Demonstrations, and Fantasia a "musical celebration of the horse." Truly a go-to destination for horse enthusiasts of all ages, abilities and disciplines!
We hope to see you at Equine Affaire! Come by our booth in the Breed Pavilion, we will have a TRF horse for you to see and give peppermints to, as well as TRF "swag" and a full adoption catalog of available horses through TRF.
Monica, Elisabeth, and Christina
All proceeds to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and their sponsorship of the OTTB's in the Breed Pavilion and the Thoroughbred Breed Demonstration at Equine Affaire 2017
Pictured Above (Left to Right): Christina Sawelsky on Charlie Business, Monica Southwick on Calypso Bob, and Elisabeth Sawelsky on Sing Me Back Home, at Equine Affaire, November 2014, in The Coliseum. Comments about the website to: Pamela Okerholm at CrypticPony Designs.