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Situated on 65 acres, Maui Meadow Farm is centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic region and is convenient to all major race tracks as well as only ten minutes away from New Bolton Center, making it an ideal recovery and rehabilitation facility. The farm hosts three barns, two of which house the horses in aftercare and features an indoor swimming pool for concussion-free conditioning and recovery. 

  • Round pen for downtime and horses in rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation & let down pens for new arrivals and those exiting rehabilitation

  • Indoor swimming pool for recovering horses

  • Rehabilitation barn with 14 spacious stalls, camera monitored stalls w/holding and assessment area for farrier and vet

  • 20-stall Barn w/grooming and cross-tie area

  • 35 stall barn

  • Cross Country Field

  • Outdoor riding arena

  • 45 acres of trails behind the farm

  • Small turnouts to large fields- largest hosting a turn out shed, 20 acres of land and two streams.

  • Camera monitored facility


Our Program and Intake Procedure

TRRAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit aftercare and rehabilitation program that takes roughly 75 or more thoroughbred horses annually. We work with five race track aftercare programs who including Turning For Home (Parx Racing), Second Call (Monmouth Park)New Start (Penn National)Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare (Puerto Rico), and Aftercare Charles Town (Charles Town).


In addition, TRRAC accepts owner surrenders, horses rescued from abuse situations in need of rehabilitation, and elderly horses. Each horse that enters the program at TRRAC starts with a physical evaluation by our veterinarians, followed by a hoof and dental work-up. Each horse is also vaccinated, microchipped, and receives a small freeze brand. Each horse is then videoed at a walk and a trot in hand, followed by photos of their sides, front, back, and legs.


Whether coming straight from the track or rescued, we are sure to evaluate each horse individually thoroughly.

Horses in our program are placed on a diet to suit their needs, including supplements to assist in their health. They are given proper downtime and offered professional training in a discipline that suits their physical, mental, and athletic well-being.

TRRAC Accepts Horses From:

  • Retirement direct from racing

  • Owner Surrenders

  • Abuse and Neglect Cases

  • Assisting Slaughter-bound horses to safety

  • Abandonment & Neglect

The amount of room in our program depends on the number of horses adopted, held for rehabilitation, and financials. Our program's funds are recycled through adoption fees, of which our sound and athletic horses are able to be adopted for a higher fee, which recycles back into the care of horses in our program who are injured or need medical attention as well as special needs. We also accept donations from our wonderful supporters who help assist our cause.

A horse arrives to TRRAC
Horses at TRRAC being evaluated at New Bolton Center

Our Mission

Dignified Retirement, Safety, Rehabilitation and Successful Adoption

TRRAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit aftercare and rehabilitation program, and we take in roughly around 80 or more thoroughbred horses per year. We work with multiple race track aftercare programs, including Turning For Home (Parx Racing), Second Call (Monmouth Park), New Start (Penn National), Aftercare Charles Town (Charles Town) and Beyond The Wire. TRRAC also accepts horses from individual and private owners/trainers and thoroughbreds owned by individuals and have already been restarted in second careers.

TRRAC is dedicated to the dignified retirement of thoroughbred racehorses. Our mission is to offer rehabilitation and a safe sanctuary where we can offer nutrition, medical care, and eventually placement of into safe homes with approved adopters when the time is right. Our team is dedicated to keeping each horse safe from abuse, neglect and out of the slaughter pipeline and kill pens while offering owners and trainers an option to retire their racehorses where they will be cared for without the threat of auction or slaughter. We also offer permanent sanctuary for elderly and special needs horses. Often, these residents require more upkeep and medications than normal. We provide specialized medical treatments, shoeing, nutritional care, and professional training to ensure every horse is safe, happy, and cared for.

While a majority of our horses are retired directly from their racing careers, we accept owner enrollments for any thoroughbred and offer sanctuary for forgotten and abandoned horses suffering from abuse and neglect.  Our program is run with public assistance of donations and volunteers as well as aftercare support from race tracks (if that horse is able to be supported through their track's program). 

Our horses are fully evaluated for soundness, suitability for a second career, and disposition, which includes riding assessments and professional training under saddle. We also house horses in need of rehabilitative treatment such as surgery and offer them rest and a safe sanctuary.

Any horse who has been placed through our program has a permanent sanctuary and will be accepted back no questions asked during any point in the horse's lifetime should the adopter or owner be unable to care for them anymore. We pride ourselves on providing a safety net for all our horses, with adopters required to give monthly updates complete with color side shots of their adopted horse as well as yearly veterinarian forms to show the horse is being properly cared for.

About The Program

Hosted by Generations of Horsemen

Nestled in beautiful and historic Chester County, Pennsylvania, lies the oldest working thoroughbred farm in the state. In 1946 just after the end of World War II, Gen. Charles B. Lyman, a retired General, started Maui Meadow Farm, dedicated to thoroughbred horses. General Lyman was a skilled horseman who successfully competed with thoroughbred horses as well as stood many successful stallions, including the first syndicated thoroughbred stallion in the state, Bold Effort and Roman Steps, a leading thoroughbred show stallion. Now, nearly 75 years later, the farm is still long in operation and, through generations, was managed in the family by the General's son, Charles B Lyman Jr. In the present, General Lyman's grandson, Charles B. Lyman III, and newly arrived Charles B Lyman IV, affectionately known as "Kai," carry on the farm's legacy as those before them, along with Charles' mother, Erika Lyman, and his wife, Nina Lyman.

The Lyman family has always been very dedicated to the thoroughbred breed. Preserving and enhancing the breed's bloodlines, but most importantly, ensuring the safety and welfare for every horse in their care. Upon seeing an outcry for horses requiring rehabilitation and safe placement, the Lyman's started what is now the non-profit aftercare program known as "TRRAC". Specializing in the rehabilitation of injuries and post-operative care, their knowledge was put to work to help as many thoroughbreds as possible. In 2019, TRRAC had an intake of 60 horses, 51 who were safely assisted and placed.  

Thoroughbred Aftercare
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