Our Program and Intake Procedure
TRRAC is a 501(c)3 non-profit aftercare and rehabilitation program who takes in roughly around 60 or more thoroughbred horses per year. We work with three race track aftercare programs who include Turning For Home (Parx Racing), Second Call (Monmouth Park), New Start (Penn National) and Aftercare Charles Town (Charles Town).
In addition, TRRAC accepts owner surrenders, horses rescued from abuse situations in need of rehabilitation, elderly horses and assists by rescuing horses pulled from the slaughter pipeline out of kill pens.
Each horse that enters our program at TRRAC starts with a physical evaluation by our veterinarians, followed by 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 from the slaughter pipeline, we are sure to thoroughly evaluate each horse individually.
Horses in our program are placed on a diet to suit their needs that include 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
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, that recycles back into the care towards 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.
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 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 as well as post-operative care, their knowledge was put to work to help as many thoroughbreds as they possibly can. In 2019, TRRAC had an intake of 60 horses, 51 who were safely assisted and placed.
FARM AND FACILITY
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.
All amenities include:
Newly installed round pen for downtime and horses in 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 grass ring
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