Hope After Racing Thoroughbreds helps horses find a home after their racing career

A Future for Central Iowa Horses

Since 2011, HART (Hope After Racing Thoroughbreds) has worked closely with the horsemen at Prairie Meadows Racetrack in Altoona to provide Thoroughbred horses, after their racing careers are over, with a soft landing. During their careers, horses may suffer injuries or become non-competitive, resulting in an uncertain future. HART’s goal is to provide a temporary home for horses while they are rehabilitating, and receiving retraining prior to being adopted into a permanent home.

Horses Available For Adoption

We Are Getting There!

Help us reach our goal to raise $10,000 before the end of the year, and then have that MATCHED from a generous anonymous supporter! Only with your wonderful support, will we be able to accomplish this drive. As always, all donations are tax deductible as HART is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Thank you to you and everyone who supports HART and our mission to re-home Thoroughbred horses!

$10,000 Raised

UPDATE: $10,000 Raised

Well as the saying goes “…and that’s a wrap!!!” We have hit the $10,000 mark to receive a matching donation from an anonymous benefactor! Once we knew we had hit the full matching amount, we reached out to our anonymous benefactor about the news, and a check was cut.

Over the last two weeks we pushed for the final $1,500 we needed to raise, and got it done via help from After the Finish Line with an online auction for a Breeders Cup hat, a silent auction done for our support this last weekend at Prairie Rose Arena, and some last-minute t-shirt sales. Of course, there are many of you during this campaign that have been tremendously helpful, and we are grateful for that. We witnessed multiple people put up online fundraisers, to of course the great amount of people who did direct donations via Facebook or through HART’s website at iahart.org. We even had help from WHO’s Emery Songer by putting HART on the air to talk about all we do along with the matching fund campaign. All the assistance coming together to bring about the goal prior to the end of the year.

HART is especially cognizant of what this means in such a hard year for everyone. It has taken our entire Board of Directors and support from the local and national community of supporters to accomplish this goal.

Thank you to everyone for your helping us raise this matching amount, and know it supports HART horses and their placement in forever homes!