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Retired Horse Sanctuary

Commitment to the Horse is one of CTRC’s Core Values. Ensuring that our horses receive the optimum care and are treated with dignity and respect in all phases of their lives is the mainstay of our organization. Consequently, in 2010 we instituted our Retired Horse Sanctuary (RHS). When we retire a horse and, due to a multitude of factors, that horse is deemed “unadoptable”, but with proper care is still able to live a comfortable life, CTRC commits to retiring that horse to our RHS. These horses live out their lives in a safe, comfortable and familiar environment, surrounded by individuals who are dedicated to their care and well being.

With support the RHS can continue to be a place to call home for these phenomenal horses who have given years of devoted service and unconditional friendship to so many. The RHS is funded in part by grants from the Brennan Equine Welfare Fund of the The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (read Press Release here) and the Equus Foundation’s Daniel D. Barkan Memorial Horse Whisperer Grant.

“We are especially pleased to see therapeutic riding programs provide a lifelong home for the horses that that have served their clients so well. This commitment is characteristic of an organization that highly values both partners in the human-animal team. We hope to see more therapeutic programs follow CTRC’s example in both their values and in the excellence demonstrated by the quality of their organization management and their facility.” – Jeanniene Alexander, GFAS Deputy Director-Equine.

RHS earns top status!
CTRC’s Retired Horse Sanctuary (RHS) has been awarded Accredited status by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS), the only globally recognized organization providing standards for identifying legitimate animal sanctuaries.

Press Release | Discover GFAS




Breed: Arabian
Color: Bay
Sex: Gelding

After spending most of his life a trail horse BayToven retired to CTRC. Retirement suits him well as he now kicks around the pastures, grazing to his hearts content, with his best friend Corona.



Breed: Appaloosa
Color: Grey
DOB: 1/1/93
Sex: Gelding
Size: 15 hands

Bill is sweet, willing and very easy going. He spent most of his life as a lesson and trail horse. After years of service at CTRC, he spends his retirement exploring the pastures and taking rolls in the mud.

Sponsor | Adopt | Foster


Breed: Appaloosa
Color: Palomino
DOB: 2/15/96
Sex: Gelding
Size: 16 hands

Corona, aka Giorgio’s Goldcard, spent many years being an all around horse – trail rides and herding cows. At CTRC he loves hanging out in the pastures and relaxing in the sun.

Sponsored by the Brennan Equine Welfare Fund