National “I Love Horses Day” is coming up on July 15, and sure, you could run around Saratoga proclaiming your love for all things horses, but we’d suggest trying something a bit different this year. On the eve of what will likely be the first spectator-less Saratoga Race Course season in recent history—amidst a global pandemic, no less—there are a bunch of great equine aftercare charities in need of your help. So, break open that piggybank, Saratogians!
ACTT Naturally, Greenwich
ACTT Naturally—the acronym stands for Aftercare Continued Thoroughbred Training—helps former racehorses transition into productive new careers, bonding with veterans, first responders and teenagers.
Equine Advocates, Chatham
Equine Advocates rescues equines that are headed for slaughter or are living in abusive situations and lets them live out their lives in peace.
Heading for Home Racehorse Retraining/Adoption Center, Inc., Saratoga Springs
Heading for Home helps retired racehorses transition into a viable second career in eventing, polo and dressage.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, Gansevoort
New Vocations offers former racehorses rehabilitation services, transitional training and placement into a loving home.
Old Friends at Cabin Creek, Greenfield Center
Old Friends strives to provide a dignified retirement and peaceful, nurturing forever home to all retired racehorses.
Saratoga WarHorse, Saratoga Springs
Saratoga WarHorse assists veterans struggling with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder through unique experiences with retired Thoroughbreds.