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Thoroughbred Advocacy Retraining & Placement (TARP)

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Bright Futures Farm is a trusted, well-respected 501(c)(3) equine rescue

and sanctuary located in Cochranton, Pennsylvania.

Since 2000, our mission has been to save horses from abuse, abandonment, and slaughter.

Once a horse is rescued, we provide medical care, rehabilitation and schooling and then adopt many of them into

loving, forever homes. Our rescue also provides a permanent sanctuary to elderly and disabled horses that have

been callously discarded because they are "too old," "too sick," or unwanted.

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START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT!

Help Bright Futures Farm save horses this year by making a donation during our 2017 Donation Drive. Bright Futures Farm is dedicated to saving horses...we NEVER take shortcuts on a horse's medical care and we NEVER deny a horse in need, even when there is no room on our farm and we have to help a horse at another location. Our adoptable horses receive a good foundation under saddle before going to a new home and once adopted, we keep track of every horse by requiring regular updates. Even when our rescued horses are elderly or cannot be adopted due to an injury or illness, we make sure it has a loving home for the rest of its life.

 

SEVENTEEN YEARS OF TRUST

Bright Futures Farm is a trusted 501(c)(3) charity in its seventeenth year of helping horses in need. We have the highest accreditation an equine charity can achieve - accreditation by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. We receive no funding from state or federal agencies and rely solely on donations for support, so we need your help.

 

HELP US DO WHAT WE DO BEST

AND GIVE THE GIFT OF LIFE

Making a donation will allow us to continue to do what we do best...save horses that are suffering, abused, and neglected. The horses we rescued from the hanging barn in May were with us just five months and because of their dire condition, it cost over $18,000 to make them healthy again. Medical expenses for the six horses from the hanging barn alone were over $10,000 and funds raised for their care totaled $8,500...well short of what was needed. Will you join us and make a one-time donation? Better yet, will you become one of our wonderful monthly sponsors? (You can also check with your employer to see if they will match donations to 501(c)(3) charities and double your donation!)

The before and after photos of Cider from the hanging barn say it all. They tell the story of what we do. Please donate now, because your gift is truly the gift of life and we need your help!

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BFF's 2016 RESCUE STATISTICS

In 2016, Bright Futures Farm:

Rescued 19 horses, including 6 severely abused horses rescued from a place called "the hanging barn". (Read about the hanging barn rescues here.)

Professionally trained 10 horses to give them the foundation they need to find a permanent home.

Placed 21 horses into new homes.

Cared for 15 elderly or disabled horses on-site at Bright Futures Farm in Cochranton.

Boarded 6 additional horses because they needed a soft landing and Bright Futures Farm was full.

CIDER FROM THE HANGING BARN

2017 GRANTS

 

THANK YOU, BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND

Catch This T (T) is a permanently disabled Thoroughbred gelding that was involved in a vehicle accident in 1999. The accident left him with little cartilage in one stifle and moderate neuropathy. In order to maintain pasture soundness, he is on a supplement, and receives regular massage, chiropractic care, and acupuncture. Over the years, his symptoms have varied from moderate to significant. Thankfully, we are always able to manage his condition with regular treatments which are funded, in part, by a grant from ​Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation. We are honored and grateful to ​BEWF for providing funding to help with T’s ongoing treatment. This level of care would not be possible without the support of ​Brennan Equine Welfare Fund​ and individual sponsors.

 

Visit BEWF on the Web: BRENNAN EQUINE WELFARE FUND

View/Download: BEWF 2017 GRANT PRESS RELEASE

 

THANK YOU, THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA

In 2014, Bright Futures Farm established ​TARP (Thoroughbred Advocacy, Retraining & Placement) which provides professional training to off-track Thoroughbreds to provide them with a strong foundation for new careers. TARP ​utilizes two professional trainers, Lisa Miller, a trainer and show judge in OH specializing in the Western Disciplines, and Heather Mehal, an USDF Gold Medal trainer in NC specializing in Dressage. Our horses are reschooled on the flat, over jumps, in the arena, field and on trails. TCA raises and distributes money to charitable organizations in Thoroughbred retirement, retraining and rehoming; research; backstretch and farm employee programs; and therapeutic riding programs. This fund supports registered, 501(c)(3) organizations that specialize in retirement and rehabilitation services and offer a peaceful and permanent sanctuary for these beautiful animals.

 

Visit TCA on the Web: THOROUGHBRED CHARITIES OF AMERICA

View/Download: TCA 2017 GRANT PRESS RELEASE

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BFF PARTNERS

 

HEATHER MEHAL DRESSAGE

BIG DOG STABLES

ABERDEEN, NC

 

Heather Mehal Dressage and Big Dog Stables is located in Aberdeen, NC. This outstanding trainer has partnered with Bright Futures Farm to help re-train off-the-track Thoroughbreds and prepare them for a new career in jumping, showing, or pleasure.

 

HEATHER MEHAL DRESSAGE:

http://www.heathermehaldressage.com/

 

LISA MILLER

ZAVESKY FARM

WEST SALEM, OH

 

Lisa trains Bright Futures Farm's off-the-track Thoroughbreds at Zavesky Farm in Northeast Ohio. She begins each horse with basic ground work and then works to prepare them for their new home and discipline in jumping, dressage, youth, and/or pleasure.

 

LISA MILLER, TRAINING AND BOARDING:

(330) 464-9735 / Click to Email

 

ABLER, INC.

EQUINE

PHARMACEUTICALS

 

Abler is a leading equine pharmaceutical company, producing an wide range of products for the treatment and prevention of equine health conditions, including gastric ulcer treatments, anti-inflammatories, dewormers,

and probiotics.

 

ABLER EQUINE PHARMACEUTICALS:

http://www.abler.com/

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TRUSTED AND VERIFIED

Bright Futures Farm is a a stellar, accredited, non-profit equine charity with a fifteen year history

of transparency and fiscal responsibility. Contrary to popular belief, Bright Futures Farm receives no funding from

state or federal agencies - we solely rely on YOU for support. Please consider making a one-time donation to help us

save horses in need or provide a recurring monthly sponsorship for one of our permanent residents.

Bright Futures Farm is Accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and focuses on providing a life after racing to Thoroughbred racehorses by providing training and helping them find a new home and career.

Bright Futures Farm has achieved Gold status

with GuideStar, the world's largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. Bright Futures Farm's Gold status confirms our legitimacy, reputation, finances, and governance.

Network for Good is a nonprofit donor-advised

fund that uses the Internet and mobile

technology to securely and efficiently distribute

thousands of donations from donors to their

favorite charities each year.

Each month we depend on tax-deductible donations, sponsorships and grants. We know that our honestly and transparency is the foundation of your support. You can verify our financials, and read testimonials from other donors by clicking the link for GuideStar and Network for Good. We have been Verified by The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and are Accredited by The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (click the links to see our status). Both credentials required a thorough interview and on-site inspection of our facility, the animals in our care, and our financials by independent equine professionals, and an independent equine veterinarian. Click on the “Credentials/Testimonials” tab on the left to read more about our certification, ratings and testimonials.

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