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What can you expect when adopting a horse from LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society?

We’re in this with you for the long run

When you adopt a retired thoroughbred racehorse through LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, you are getting more than a horse. You’re getting an organization committed to your success in building a great relationship with your animal. We schedule regular updates in the first year to connect with you about care, retraining and more. We are always available to bounce ideas off, give advice and provide answers for you while you own the horse you adopted through LongRun.

Horses who have been expertly cared for

Retired thoroughbred racehorses that come through our program at LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society have been expertly cared for by a team of professionals including veterinarians, trainers, farriers, chiropractors and more. 

Thoroughbreds are extremely intelligent, athletic and have a great work ethic. Our program takes advantage of these traits to help these horses discover and transition into a new career they love.

A beautiful 100-acre farm and skilled staff

There simply isn’t another retired thoroughbred racehorse adoption organization in Eastern Canada that has the facilities we do. Over 100 acres of beautiful landscape in Hillsburgh, Ontario with facilities for over 50 retired thoroughbred racehorses. Our skilled staff care for our residents seven days a week, 365 days a year, while the horses have plenty of room to play, relax and interact with each other.

An accredited, industry recognized partner

LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society, a non-profit organization, has undergone the intense scrutiny of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance which ensures our farm facility, policies and procedures meet their high standards. We have also been a successful recipient of annual grants from the Thoroughbred Charities of America in recognition of the excellent work LongRun does in caring for retired thoroughbred racehorses.

In addition to our farm, our main office is located at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada. The volunteer directors who comprise LongRun’s board are horse lovers from the racing industry and equestrian world. They bring a variety of helpful expertise.

All of this adds up to a real sense of confidence for our adopting and donating partners. 

Adopting with LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is right for you if:

  • You’re looking for a long-term partner in your adoption success
  • You value a partner who will be transparent about the process and realities of adopting a retired thoroughbred racehorse
  • You want the confidence of adopting from an agency with a long history of success
  • You want to be matched to the perfect horse for you
  • You love thoroughbreds and find real satisfaction in helping them find a meaningful career after they’ve completed racing
  • You value the time taken to assess and work with you to find the right horse
  • You appreciate the care these horses have received and would like to continue that care
  • You like knowing the horse you’re adopting comes from an organization that has wide support from the industry

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Adopting a retired thoroughbred racehorse is a rewarding experience.

Download our adoption checklist to see if you’d be a good match for adopting one of our horses.


What makes adopting with LongRun so successful?

The key benefit of adopting with LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society is our commitment to transparency. In addition to working with you so you fully understand the full scope of what’s involved in adopting a retired thoroughbred, we also provide you with a full history of the horse you’ll be adopting.

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Do you love thoroughbred racehorses? We do too! We frequently share news, photos, event and ways to partner with LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society every month. Sign-up to receive updates by email.
Do you love thoroughbred racehorses? We do too! We frequently share news, photos, event and ways to partner with LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society every month. Sign-up to receive updates by email.

What if I adopt a horse somewhere else?

What is the cost of adopting a retired thoroughbred who hasn’t received the proper care from a trained staff of professionals? What would it look like to spend the time, money and energy to adopt a retired thoroughbred that hasn’t had even basic retraining? How frustrating would it be to adopt a horse to ride only to show a previously undisclosed injury prevents the horse from being ridden? The risk is simply too great and the only answer is to adopt with LongRun Thoroughbred Retirement Society.

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