Our mission is to be a refuge for noncompetitive, often injured racehorses providing a peaceful environment and skilled hands to assist in their development as pleasure mounts. To place these horses in experienced loving homes that will continue their education, so each has a skill and therefore, a future.
Our Adoption Program believes in the talent and potential of Thoroughbreds coming off the track. It endeavors to stand in the gap providing a transitional haven and skilled hands, loving care and tough love, a future of hope and a brighter tomorrow.
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Accreditation
While we are not a recognized Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) Accredited organization, we are the only rehabilitation, retraining, adoption group that is recognized by all Thoroughbred racing participants in Iowa. In fact, HART’s Board is constructed to have a representative of each group, specially The Iowa Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (IA HBPA), Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Associations (ITBOA), Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino (PMRC), and the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC).
We are currently in the process of applying for TAA accreditation for 2019.