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Aftercare Industry Month
Aftercare Industry Month, Presented by TERF
A virtual conference open to all with a professional interest in Thoroughbred aftercare from all facets of the industry.
Thanks to the support of Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation (TERF), the RRP was proud to present Aftercare Industry Month, a virtual conference open to all with a professional interest in Thoroughbred aftercare from any facet of the industry. Four webinar sessions provided an interactive experience for attendees to explore topics in-depth that pertain both to non-profit organizations and business entities. Find past session topics and panelist information below.
Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 PM EST: Making Aftercare Your Full-Time Job
Join Nina Lyman of TRRAC, Jessica Redman of Benchmark Sporthorses, and Jen Roytz of Brownstead Farm for a panel discussion about the realities of working in Thoroughbred aftercare full time. Each panelist brings experience in both non-profit work and aftercare business management to the discussion.
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 PM EST: How Does Your Contract Hold Up?
Laura Holoubek and Anne K. Guillory of Dinsmore will present this interactive session to help you make sure your contract or bill of sale is as strong as it can be. Learn what is enforceable, what isn’t, and how to make sure all parties, especially the horses, are protected.
Tuesday, February 20 at 7:00 PM EST: Networking Within the Industry
This panel presentation will feature Brit Vegas of Royal Fox Stables and Cailin Caldwell of ASPCA Right Horse in a broad-reaching panel discussion about how to network to find the best solutions for horses and their humans in aftercare. Whether you’re a racehorse owner seeking to connect with an aftercare professional or organization, or an aftercare professional looking to help more horses, this panel is for you.
Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00 PM EST: The Difficult-to-Place Horse
Join Jen Ruberto of Wire to Wire Thoroughbreds and Bev Strauss of MidAtlantic Horse Rescue for discussion intended to help with those difficult-to-place horses, no matter what the reason. Bring your own examples of difficult-to-place horses to discuss in breakout sessions.
Brining The Aftercare Industry Together
To serve this wide-ranging aftercare industry, the Aftercare Industry Summit was created in 2019, originally in partnership with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Thoroughbred Charities of America, and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program. First offered as an in-person gathering at the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, already the largest gathering of those with an interest in transitioning Thoroughbreds from racing to sport, the Aftercare Industry Summit has transitioned to hybrid and virtual models and is now solely a service of the RRP.
KIRSTEN GREEN, RRP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR"We’re grateful to TERF for supporting our vision of building on the original Aftercare Summit concept, allowing us to tackle topics in greater depth and deliver sessions in a way that increases accessibility for anyone wanting to participate,” said Kirsten Green, RRP executive director. “The aftercare industry in North America has grown into a diverse community of entities that contribute to a Thoroughbred’s transition in a variety of ways. The RRP is unique in that we interface with everyone within that community, and we’re striving to foster collaboration and networking which will only increase the impact of the community as a whole."