The CARMA Board has awarded more than $500,000 to 25 separate charitable organizations caring for retired California racehorses.
“We are extremely proud of the work we have done over the past year. These funds will help buy much needed hay, feed and medications etc. Hopefully this will give a financial cushion to each of the charities,” said CARMA Founder Madeline Auerbach.
“Not only has the CARMA program proven to be successful in terms of dollars raised, we’re able to see tangible results at the farms and facilities where the horses live. As we go out and visit organizations throughout the year, we can see the money being put to work,” says Lucinda Mandella, CARMA’s Executive Director.
On January 30th, 2016 CARMA will present the charities with a ceremonial check at Santa Anita Park during a winners’ circle presentation.
Organizations receiving funding include After the Homestretch AZ, All Vegas Horses, Auction Horse Rescue Inc., CANTER – CA, California Equine Retirement Foundation, Equine Encore Foundation, Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, Harmony & Hope Horse Haven, Heaven Can Wait, Inc., Heavenly Horse Haven, Hope For Horses, Humanity for Horses, Los Angeles Pet Rescue, Neigh Savers Foundation, Old Friends Inc., Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Saving Horses Inc., Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue, Square Peg Foundation, Thoroughbred Rehab Center, Tranquility Farm, TROTT Inc., United Pegasus Foundation, Whispering Meadows Ranch, and White Rock Ranch Horse Rescue.