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Our Mission

Each year hundreds of Thoroughbreds arrive in Puerto Rico and surrounding islands. The challenges of transitioning them back to the States are enormous, but our commitment is strong. We believe every racehorse deserves a happy ending - particularly if that racing career ends in a remote Caribbean destination
Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare is the ONLY horse rescue dedicated to the retirement of racing thoroughbreds in the Caribbean. We are committed to improving welfare for racing thoroughbreds in the Caribbean. We accomplish this by maintaining a working relationship with Camarero Racetrack and the Puerto Rico Racing commission.
CTA has developed a path for responsible retirement and implemented transition protocols for thoroughbreds transitioning off the track that includes full evaluations and x-rays. Our dedicated staff then focuses on helping horses transition to their next careers.
We spend a tremendous amount of resources and time rehabilitating horses, re-training and finally helping them to find their forever homes. During their time with us, the horses live on our 10-acre farm where they get to enjoy plenty of turnout time, sunshine, and horse friends.


CTA’s Tax ID EIN number is: 66-0869307

Thoroughbreds are versatile, athletic, and possess extraordinary hearts. Our mission is to provide a safe passage and provide a soft landing for these deserving athletes who give their all to their owners, trainers, and fans.

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Our Impact

Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare assumed its predecessor, Save The Horses, in 2016. Since that time, CTA has vastly expanded upon STH’s aftercare work in the islands.

10 years of dedication to thoroughbreds

10+ Years of Aftercare Service to Thoroughbreds

  • Retirement-Rest-Rehabilitation-Retraining-Rehoming (adoption)

  • Working relationship with racetracks

  • Evaluation & transition protocols for aftercare

  • Improving welfare for racing thoroughbreds

  • New 10 acre farm for turnout & shelter

caribbean thoroughbred aftercare has adopted more than 200 OTTBs

200+ Thoroughbreds Retired from Racing in Puerto Rico and USVI!

As of January 1, 2022, CTA has retired over 200 Thoroughbreds &  These off-the-track thoroughbreds (OTTBs). 

These new roles include Eventing, Dressage, Hunter-Jumper, Trail & Pleasure Riding, Equine-Assisted Therapy & Sanctuary/Companion animals. 


First Responder & Organizer of Hurricane Maria Relief

CTA partnered with countless organizations and individuals in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. In total, nearly $140,000 was raised in goods & funds to provide the horses of Puerto Rico and other islands with life-saving relief.

CTA distributed 98 tons of alfalfa/timothy; 112 tons of feed; 30 tons of shavings; 28 pallets of medical and equine supplies; 10 pallets of relief supplies; and 56 tarps, and counting.

Shelley Blodgett, and Kelley Stobie accepted a Special Eclipse Award for their rescue efforts at Camarero Racetrack in 2018. 

CARR 186 KM 26.7 El verde
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
P.O. Box 43001 | PMB 372
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745

We are proudly accredited by
Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

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