About The Farm
In 1946 just after World War II, Gen. Charles B. Lyman, a retired General, started what is now Maui Meadow Farm. Maui Meadow Farm is considered the "Oldest Working Thoroughbred Farm in Pennsylvania". The farm is now managed by third-generation horseman Charles B. Lyman III, his wife Nina Lyman as well as now 4th generation son, "Kai" and Charlie's mother, Erika Lyman. The Lyman's have a long history with the thoroughbred breed and dedication like no other, excelling in breeding, racing, and showing their thoroughbreds since the 1930s at prestigious shows such as The Devon Horse Show & Madison Square Garden, as well as judging many top shows.
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 Lymans dedicate their facility to retired horses, elder horse care, and rehabilitation of horses. TRRAC is Maui Meadow Farm's dedicated 501(c)3 non-profit program run out of the farm by the Lyman's, which started in 2012 as aftercare and finalized in 2017 as a non-profit. The program was dutifully established after understanding there was a need for aftercare and retirement programs for thoroughbred racehorses that needed a place to safely retire to.
Starting small, TRRAC placed about 15 horses in its first year. The program has now grown tremendously, taking on close to 60 or more horses yearly from all walks of life, eventually adopting out over 50 in 2019.
The horses in the program are offered medical care, specialized nutrition plans, rehabilitation methods such as concussion free aquatics as well as professional training. TRRAC hosts horses from abuse & neglect to those retiring right off the track from trainers wanting to responsibly place their horses in safe homes. Our program is situated on 65 acres in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and includes ample fields, an indoor swimming pool for therapy, large stalls for rehabilitation, a cross country field for training, trails, jump field, and a flat ring.
The horses who enter the program at TRRAC are fully "let down" and taught new carers in riding such as flatwork, trail riding and jumping. A portion of the residents at TRRAC also are committed ground therapy horses and often work with military veterans as well as nursing home residents.