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.
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!
2018 Women's Charity Polo Tournament
We would like to thank EVERYONE that braved the weather to come out and support us at the 2nd Annual New Orleans Polo Club Women's Charity Tournament at Summergrove Farm! This event took months of planning and the efforts of several spectacular individuals including: Jackie Jolie, Lori Summers and Cathy Cammarosano-Rackley as well as countless others. Thanks so much to all of the event sponsors and to those who donated Silent Auction items. There were some very special and incredible pieces of art for the event!
A special shout out to Vaughan Koga, Marlo Strawitz, Deanna LaPlace, Monique Chauvin and Simone Page for all of your help!
Thanks also to our TRNL family including: Samantha Shaffer, Christina DeRoches, Izzy Zapata, Amy Zapata, Karen DesRoches and Katerina Geno for the planning, the riding, the many hours behind the scenes, the artwork and the support!
We can't forget the ladies at Empower Marketing for the beautiful print work - the banner, the program, the tickets and more! You guys really rocked it!
We are so very grateful to have the support of our local horse community!
Finally, we are especially proud of our OTTB's: Untamable and Stormin' Eddie, for putting on a fabulous dressage exhibition and charming the crowd after while posing for pictures and carrots! 🥕🥕
2018 Region 9 Championships
TRNL was well represented at the 2018 Great American Insurance Group and Southwest Dressage Championships and the Houston Dressage Autumn Classic!
Stormin" Eddie and Samantha qualified for the Region 9 championships this year in the adult amateur training level division and had a fantastic showing over 3 days of competition at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX.
Training Level Test 1: 70.435%
Training Level Test 3: 63.182
SWDC Training Level Test 3: 65.568%
Training Level Test 1: 67.826%
GAIG Training Level test 3: 64.318%
They earned a whopping 70.435% in their first Training Level 1 test which was a personal best and earned them the TIP Thoroughbred High Point Award! Although the pair didn't place in their championship classes (over 27 horses in both the GAIG and SWDC classes!) Eddie showed his tremendous heart earning solid scores and performing at his very best.
We couldn't be more proud or excited for the magnificent Stormin' Eddie and Samantha! Congrats!