Race 2 Ring

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Race2Ring is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide professional rehabilitation, retraining, and placement for selected, retired Thoroughbred racehorses and “discarded” performance horse athletes. The goal is to place these horses in qualified partnerships so that they may reach their full potential in a productive second career, dually providing a horse-human relationship for people in need.


“Race2Ring provides the specialized training needed, through a diverse network of collaborative trainers in North and South Carolina. Upon graduation of each equine from the program, Race2Ring screens qualified partnerships through an application process, placing horses into new careers with approved adopters, Love.Lease.Ride* applicants or equine-assisted programs.

Additionally, Race2Ring provides community outreach to educate the public about the Thoroughbred and performance horse industries, equine-assisted therapies and the horse-human research connection to engage them in our mission.”