Welcome to The New England Thoroughbred Retirement Center. Our mission is simply to place retired Thoroughbred racehorses into loving new homes and exciting new careers.
We work directly with professional horsemen, owners and breeders at racecourses and training centers across the United States and around the world to ensure that Thoroughbred horses no longer fit for competition on the racecourse are provided with first-rate care upon retiring from their racing careers. Each of our Thoroughbreds is stabled and rehabilitated at our own Watchtower Farm in Deerfield, New Hampshire.
Since beginning our adoption program in 2008, we’ve taken in over eighty Thoroughbreds from Kentucky, Florida, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Canada, England, Ireland and Brazil. Our Thoroughbreds have begun new lives as dressage, hunter-jumper and eventing prospects, as trail horses, Pony Club and 4-H projects, as school horses and as beloved family pets and companion animals.
Our re-homing program is unlike any other in New England. At Watchtower Farm, riders and trainers searching for new horses find a visit to our farm worthwhile because we have 20-25 Thoroughbreds available at any time.
Many of our available horses can be viewed by clicking on the “Available” link above. We invite you to call to set-up an appointment to meet our Thoroughbreds at your convenience. If you can’t take one home, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our program.