Proud to be a fully accredited Ex-Racehorse Aftercare Program with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, Equus Foundation Guardian Status, and have a Gold Seal of Transparency with Guidestar
Why Thoroughbred Aftercare?
Since 2015 over 120,000 Thoroughbreds have been registered with the Jockey Club. Less then 50% become winners, and often their owners are unable to keep them. At the end of their racing careers, the majority of these horses will need new job skills. Of utmost importance are the time and care to reset their minds and bodies from the intensely structured life of a racehorse. The thoroughbred racing industry is doing a great job of promoting this athletic and versatile breed of horse in other sports, and this is where programs like SWTP come in.
Who We Are
SWTP is the vision of life long horsewomen Dayle Eldredge, a hunter/jumper trainer and horse show judge who has been rehabilitating, retraining and re-homing off-track Thoroughbreds for 35 years. Until the formation of SWTP Dayle had been doing this out-of-pocket, then the growing number of requests from people needing to place horses created the idea of forming SWTP.
Founder and President of SWTP
USEF 'R' Judge Hunters/Jumpers
USHJA Horse and Rider Advocates Committee Vice Chairman
Who We Are
Sabina has sought out any horse time she could including western, hunter/jumper, driving, positive reinforcement and beyond! This landed her at William Woods University with a B.S. in Equestrian Science. She proudly boasts adaptability and versatility (much like the incredible Thoroughbred!) and is excited to share this next chapter of her life with SWTP, as OTTBs have quickly become another
passion of her's.
Barn Manager Trainee for SWTP
Advocate for all things horse and human welfare
Who We Are
Addy had her first OTTB in high school and has been in love with them ever since. Working on and off in the horse industry since she was 16 and eventually moving to Wyoming to wrangle and manage a barn there, she has recently found her way back to the east coast to work with SWTP. She's a sucker for grey mares!
Social Media Manager for SWTP
Advocate for mares everywhere
Who We Are
Zaharah fell in love with horses in grade school; she took lessons regularly as a child and had success showing locally. She purchased her first horse in college, which happened to be an OTTB, and immediately fell in love with Thoroughbreds and their athleticism, versatility, and personalities. With a background in customer service and finance that has moved her around, she is finally settled and grateful to be a part of SWTP and learn from everything around her.
Fundraising Coordinator for SWTP
Lover of everything fitness!
What We Do
At SWTP we take off-the-track Thoroughbreds with uncertain futures and give them the time they need to recuperate after the rigorous racing lifestyle. Some horses only need a tune-up and can go straight into a second career; some need months of rest and rehab before we figure out their future.
During their time with us, our horses receive the best care possible and each one's individual needs are catered to accordingly. They get regular visits from the farrier, vet and dentist, high-quality grain and hay, and as much pasture time as possible! Some of them are happily retired, some are rehabbing from various injuries, and some are in a steady riding program just waiting for their forever home.
Located in Bishopville, SC, this rural and temperate area is the perfect place to allow our horses the ample time outside that they deserve. We have an indoor and outdoor arena, round pen, and 5,000 acres of trails to explore. Our beautiful big white barn has 19 stalls, 3 wash racks, and 2 of the friendliest barn cats you'll ever meet!