The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 2022 Accreditation Request is now available on OpenWater and can be accessed through ThoroughbredAftercare.org/Accreditation.
Thoroughbred tracking nonprofits interested in applying must complete the application by the April 1 closing date at 6 p.m. ET. Since TAA accreditation is only granted for a specific period of time, organizations with accreditation status ending in 2021 that wish to remain accredited must reapply.
Accreditation status is determined after a comprehensive review of five areas of a monitoring organization: operations, education, horse health care management, facility standards and services, and adoption policies and protocols. Organizations that pass the review of the application will be subject to on-site inspections of all thoroughbred facilities.
Organizations that receive accreditation are eligible to receive financial grants from the TAA, but grants previously awarded are not an indication of potential future rewards. In 2021, the TAA awarded $ 3.7 million to accredited organizations in the form of grants specifically intended for equine care, for a total of more than $ 24.5 million awarded since 2012.
Any organization interested in applying for TAA accreditation must meet the following five minimum requirements:
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The organization must have current federal non-profit 501 (c) (3) status (United States) or must be a registered charity within the meaning of the Income Tax Act (Canada ).
The organization must have been in operation for at least three years. The ANT will confirm the information on the operation, including with the Secretary of State or the provincial register of enterprises.
At the time of application, the organization must either (1) currently own and care exclusively for a minimum of 5 registered Thoroughbreds, or (2) currently own and care exclusively for at least three to four registered thoroughbreds and must have exclusively kept and provided care for at least 10 registered thoroughbreds in the last 12 months. Registered thoroughbreds rented by the organization or owned by third parties at the same establishment should not be included.
The organization must have a written euthanasia policy that conforms to the American Association of Equine Practitioners.
The organization, or a director of the organization or a person directly related to the organization, should not have any legal proceedings pending against them that would have a negative impact on the follow-up operations, the standards of care of the organization. organization or the 501 (c) (3) status of the organization.
For more information on the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accreditation process, please visit ThoroughbredAftercare.org.
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