Equine Retirement Facilities

The USHJA Equine Retirement Facilities List, presented by the USHJA Horse and Rider Advocates Committee, is a resource for locating reputable retirement facilities for retired sport and competition horses.  The directory is vetted annually to ensure that all listed facilities are current and maintain industry standards for basic horse care. 

Interested facilities may apply to have their facility listed by completing the Equine Retirement Listing Information Form. Applications must include the contact information of three references (one of which must be a veterinarian familiar with the operation of the facility) and list a staff member with a current USHJA membership at any level. Applications will be reviewed and references will be contacted. The retirement listing will be reevaluated every 12 months to maintain the most up to date information.

The following is required for consideration for inclusion on the Equine Retirement Listing:

  • Complete the Equine Retirement Listing Information Form
  • One staff member must have a current USHJA membership above the Outreach level
  • List three references with contact information included. One must be a veterinarian familiar with the operation of the facility. References may not be employees of the applicant facility

Please send the information to Education Dept.:
Fax: (859) 258-9033
3870 Cigar Lane
Lexington, KY 40511

Retirement Locations

Farm City/State Contact Phone
Arondel Equestrian Center Lexington, KY Amy Fischer (502) 437-4502
Buckley Farm Timberville, VA Sue Downing (540) 514-0048
Second Wind Thoroughbred Project at
The Stables at Macburn Plantation
Bishopville, SC Dayle Eldredge (910) 986-8725
Country Comfort Farm St. Michaels, MD Nancy Dawn Ashway (410) 253-7252
Free Fall Farm Reddick, FL Samantha Greenbaum (617) 921-5123
Freedom Oaks Ocala, FL Pauline Hartogh (561) 307-0771
Fountain Greene Farm Wake, VA Nancy Banfield (804) 370-4046
Glasgow Farm Millington, MD Dr. Judy Tubman (410) 928-5700
Lucky Orphans Horse Rescue Dover Plains, NY Deanna Mancuso (845) 416-8583
North Forty Farm Johnston, SC Lynda Spannaus (803) 275-0164
Orchard Equine Retirement Schuylkill Haven, PA Christine Reese (570) 345-3846
Ponyz On The Rockz at Featherbed Farm Flemington, NJ Rachelle Barstow (973) 738-6780
Red Top Farm Johnston, SC DiAnn Langer (818) 378-6972
Rockridge Farm Rogersville, MO Elizabeth Brooks (417) 988-4277
Second Wind Thoroughbred Project at
The Stables at Macburn Plantation
Bishopville, SC Dayle Eldredge (910) 986-8725
Strong Current Stables Homestead, FL Samantha Torcise (786) 886-9960
Surmont LLC Poolesville, MD Jo-Ann Schaudies (240) 876-5466

*Preferred contact method

Disclaimer of Warranties and Liabilities

The material included in this website and on this page is for informational purposes only. The USHJA undertakes reasonable efforts to ensure that the information contained in the Equine Retirement Facilities List is accurate and current. However, because the USHJA compiles such information from the individuals choosing to participate and may experience reporting and processing errors or delays, it makes no representations or warranties of any nature with respect to the information contained in this website, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. The inclusion of a facility in this list does not imply USHJA referral, endorsement or recommendation of that facility, nor does the omission of any facility indicate USHJA disapproval. The USHJA shall not be liable to any individual(s) for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information obtained from this site nor for any damages, claims or actions arising directly or indirectly from its use.