Blue Horse Charities was formed in 2001 to assist those providing a a humane solution for Thoroughbreds no longer
suitable for breeding or racing. Most particularly, our immediate emphasis is
to keep all Thoroughbreds out of the hands of Killer buyers. For those
of us who love horses and thats what got us in to the game in the
first place letting our horses end their days in a slaughter house is no
way to show it. Click
here to read what industry leaders are saying about Blue Horse Charities.
Our charity is financed in equal parts by buyers, consignors and Fasig-Tipton.
A buyer or consignor can commit to one quarter of one percent of the sales price,
WHICH IS THEN MATCHED BY THE COMPANY. The precepts governing our approach
are 1) creating awareness, 2) a realistic goal and 3) accountability to those
who have helped us. Click
here to read what the major SALES COMPANIES have pledged to Blue Horse Charities.
Taken in order, we believe that everything starts with awareness the problem.
We dont believe that many Thoroughbreds are intentionally sold to killer
buyers their owners are not aware this might be the fate awaiting their
horses, they simply want the bills to stop. The realistic goal reflects our belief
that there are only three ways for a Thoroughbred to end its days retirement,
adoption or humane euthanasia. Click
here to read the position of the Jockey Club, the NTRA and TOBA.
As to accountability, nobody likes to give to good causes without
specific knowledge of how the funds are being spent. We will be sending out an
annual report detailing how every dollar was spent. NOT ONE PENNY of the money
generated by this charity goes toward salaries, rents or other overheads. Our biggest effort is to provide assistance to those who adopt out Thoroughbreds no longer suitable for racing or breeding. With the help of our supporters we have dispersed over $1,040,000.00 to over sixty-six different horse rescues. We have been able to subsidize the adoption of 5711 Thoroughbreds and these numbers are continuing to grow.
When we informed adoption agencies of this financial support we were giving
them, we received a letter which we think says a lot about what we are trying
to achieve, from which we quote: Your unexpected letter of February 7 offering
assistance for horses we have adopted out in the year 2001 was the best birthday
present I could have received! It is not just the monetary assistance, which is
desperately needed, but knowing that a national charity of the Thoroughbred industry
has acknowledged our work is deeply appreciated by our volunteers and myself and
we are most grateful. Were glad to have made this start, but we need
to do much more. The horses, those who rescue them and our industry deserve this.
Please consider participating in Blue Horse Charities. This website contains
reprints of ads appearing on this subject and quotes from industry leaders. We
are glad to see that our industry is united in a way it never has been before
in facing the problem of unwanted horses.
We need you! Click
here to contact us about making a donation.