Alberta Thoroughbred Aftercare has a committed group of individuals who are working together to create a registered charity for thoroughbred aftercare. We are passionate about the welfare of thoroughbred racehorses both on, and off the track. The purpose of ATA is to provide a safe landing, and a safe transition for our thoroughbred racehorses when they are no longer able to compete. Our mission is to find them loving, adoptive homes as they move to second careers. Our racehorses deserve happy retirements and satisfying second careers in the show ring, as pleasure horses, and companion animals.
In addition, we have a commitment to educate owners, trainers, breeders and the general public about the merits of thoroughbred retirement.
VISION: Your perfect thoroughbred partner for riding, showing and companionship.
MISSION: We support and develop retired thoroughbred racehorses for their next chapter in life.
Objects of Alberta Thoroughbred Aftercare Society
1. Dedicated to finding loving, adoptive retirement homes and/or alternative careers for thoroughbred racehorses who are no longer able to compete.
2. Educate owners, trainers, breeders and the general public about the merits of thoroughbred racehorses and humane care of thoroughbred horses when their racing careers are over.
HOW DOES ALBERTA THOROUGHBRED AFTERCARE WORK?
Through fundraising and volunteer work, as well as assistance from the HBPA of Alberta, ATA evaluates retired racehorses, provides all needed care they require at our sponsor farms, and works to place them in permanent, loving homes.
ATA has adopted the guidelines for transition the retired racehorse recommended by the American Association of Equine Practitioners and selects horses fairly and without bias.
Funds raised by ATA are used to cover expenses, such as: feed, shipping and blacksmith services, basic re-training, medical expenses, as well as for miscellaneous expenses such as blankets and halters.