Dedicated to providing new opportunities for retired Thoroughbred
racehorses, the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement Program (OTRP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started in 2007 by a veteran group of Oklahoma horsemen concerned about the future of Oklahoma’s ex-racehorses.
The majority of the Thoroughbreds that enter the OTRP program have sustained an injury that may limit their future abilities. These injuries require months of rehabilitation before knowing if they can be ridden again. Our goal is to transition non-competitive thoroughbreds off racetracks into new careers and new homes through rehabilitation and retraining as Sport or Trail horses. We also provide permanent sanctuary for horses not suitable for adoption. The OTRP cares for more than 45 horses at various satellite facilities across the state.
The OTRP is an organization made up entirely of volunteers. There are no salaried employees, expenses for offices, or overhead associated with staffing. One hundred percent of the funds donated to the OTRP are used for the care of the horses.