Laurelville, OH — The Standardbred Transition Alliance (STA) is pleased to announce that an additional $75,000 in grant money has been distributed to STA Accredited Aftercare Organizations, for the purpose of transitioning Standardbreds into well-qualified homes. The combined total of all awards issued in 2022 was $125,000.

“The STA continues to make good strides, with contributions growing year after year,” said STA President David Reid. “We’ve just sent out the highest amount of support since inception. It’s a real accomplishment to look back and see $225,000 has been sent out to aftercare charities since we first began accrediting in the Spring of 2020.”

Reid acknowledged the hard work of the STA directors throughout the year, along with the industry supporters that make the program possible.

“We’re looking forward to 2023, but in order to continue distributing these funds, we need everyone’s assistance. The STA provides a central collection point for the industry to do this important work,” added Reid.

The award recipients are Futures For Standardbreds (ME); New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program (OH, NY, KY); Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program (NY) and Sunshine Horses (NY).

The Standardbred Transition Alliance is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization. Donations, in any amount, help further the industry-led mission: to inspect, accredit and award grants to approved organizations that acquire, rehabilitate, train and rehome Standardbreds.

To make a donation to the STA, visit here.

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