A Portion of the Proceeds to Help Thoroughbreds

Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. Booth at Maryland Million

Lucy Krone (left), on the Board of Directors for Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc., received check from Valerie Ormond (right) as a portion of the proceeds from Beliveing In Horses.

The highlight of my weekend came on Saturday when I provided one of the Maryland rescues featured in Believing In Horses with a small donation. When I decided to write a book about unwanted horses, I knew I wanted to include real life rescues and retraining facilities. I’d met Kimberly Clark, owner and founder of Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. (TPR, Inc.) once, and knew she was the type person, and ran the kind of facility, I wanted to accurately portray in the story. Besides bringing awareness to the unwanted horse problem, I had also hoped to recognize the efforts of hard-working volunteers and provide a portion of the book proceeds to two Maryland horse rescue organizations (Freedom Hill Horse Rescue is the other, and they’ll be receiving a check during their Oct. 22nd fundraiser).

When I found out that TPR, Inc. would have a booth at the Maryland Million horse race, I thought it would be a great opportunity to present them a check on that day. I hadn’t expected to be able to provide a donation this soon, since the book has only been out for a few months, but people have been so generous. It’s funny, the book sells for $12.67 with Maryland tax, and at one point I started saying, ‘Or $13.00 even if you want me to donate that extra 33 cents directly to the rescues.’ It’s amazing how many people want to donate that change, and how some have even tacked on a few extra dollars.

J.K. on a former racehorse at Laurel Park, Md.

Jockey J.K. Adams, featured in Believing In Horses, takes part in the Thoroughbred demonstration between races at the Maryland Million, Laurel Park, Md.

According to TPR, Inc.’s mission statement: “Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc. exists to improve the lives of thoroughbred racehorses by finding the best homes possible for them upon retirement from racing. They successfully transition and retrain racehorses for other disciplines and use these techniques and philosophies to help others learn these skills. They strive to improve the reputation of the Thoroughbred by providing the correct information about this wonderful breed of horse. Through placement, support, education and rescue, they strive to make a difference.

Although my monetary donation from Believing In Horses is small, I know it is for a big cause. I hope that the more people learn about horses, the many wonderful horse people we have here in Maryland, and how people can make a difference and continue our state’s historic horse legacy.

Thank you Kimberly Clark and all the other horse savers for all that you do!

For more information on Thoroughbred placement and Rescue, Inc., please visit www.goodhorse.org. And for more information about the book Believing In Horses, please visit www.BelievingInHorses.com. Please click on the link below to see a VIDEO of the Thoroughbred demonstration during the Maryland Million at Laurel Park, Md., Oct. 1, 2011.

TPR, Inc. at Maryland Milliion

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