What's Going On at TRNL?
We are proud of the hard work and dedication that our volunteers and riders put in at TRNL. A major part of our rehabilitation involves retraining for a new "job" in their post racing lives. We do this by training and competing at local and regional shows and attending events throughout the year.
SEDA Awards Banquet
The Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana attended the SEDA Awards Banquet to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2018 show season. Congratulations to all our riders and OTTB's for their spectacular performances this past year!
From left to right:
Samantha and Stormin' Eddie won the Recognized Show Adult Amateur Training Level Division and the Overall Adult Amateur High Point Award!
Christina and Stormin' Eddie won the Schooling Show Junior Rider Training Level Division!
Kasey and Malibu Classic were Reserve Champions in the Schooling Show Junior Rider Intro Division!
Izzy and Untameable won the Schooling Show Junior Rider Intro Division!
(Stormin' Eddie had 57 career starts, Malibu Classic had 15 career starts and Untameable had 51 career starts)
2018 Barn Olympics
We love having fun with our OTTB's and riders! This December we held the 2018 Barn Olympics complete with an obstacle course, timed events and indoor barn events. The overall winning team was Team Orange with the lowest combined time for all the events. Each team consisted of two riders/horses and we had three total teams:
Izzy and Untamable (OTTB)
Kasey and Eddie (OTTB)
Christina and Scout (OTTB)
Cindy and Jazz (Thoroughbred/Belgian Draft)
Madison and Moonshine (Quarter Horse)
Samantha and Majik (Irish Sporthorse)
TRNL is Officially Accredited by TAA
We are so excited to announce that Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana has been officially accredited with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)! We are one of seven organizations that were accredited for the first time this year!
TAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that accredits, inspects and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire and re-home Thoroughbreds. TAA-accredited organizations undergo a thorough application and inspection process prior to accreditation being awarded to ensure they meet the TAA’s Code of Standards, which covers five key areas: operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols.
We are excited to continue growing TRNL and look forward to helping even more Thoroughbreds this year!
We would like to thank all our volunteers, supporters and our local horse community! We could not have accomplished this huge achievement without you all!