RACEHORSE REMEMBER ME RESCUE

Race. Retire. Retrain.

aka Remember Me Rescue   |   Burleson, TX   |  www.retiredracehorses.org

Mission

The Remember Me Retired Racehorse Program was formed by racehorse trainers and volunteers to assist retired and injured racehorses after their careers at the track are over. We accept, rehabilitate and retrain exracehorses with the hopes of finding them new homes with responsible owners. Remember Me has been a 501(c)3 since 2008 and accredited by the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance since 2014.

Ruling year info

2010

Principal Officer

Donna Keen

Main address

4100 Conveyor Drive

Burleson, TX 76028 USA

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EIN

26-3974010

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Remember Me Rescue strives to help transition as many thoroughbred racehorses from the track to a new career as possible. Our largest problem, as with many non-profits, is consistent fundraising. By creating a supportive network of racehorse enthusiasts, we are able to reach goals and assist as many horses as possible.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Retraining and Rehabilitation Program

Recently retired racehorses are used to a routine and most have been on this regiment for months, if not years: Up early, eat breakfast, be groomed, saddled, exercised, bathed, and cooled out. Then it's time to eat again. We feel like we can reduce stress by keeping their schedule similar to what it was at the track. We also incorporate turn out time and integration to a herd. For the first several weeks we only work on walk, trot, and easy obstacles to slow down the urge to rush. We do not canter even on a lunge line. They have been asked for speed enough at the track. This is a crucial time for them to unwind and realize that rushing is no longer needed and they can take time to look around, smell the air and learn to take a deep breath. The days of being asked to do things fast are over. Most of the horses at Remember Me Rescue are ridden Western and English. We strive to find what they are most comfortable with to help find them a home where they can be happy and thrive in a discipline they are best suited for.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Accreditations

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 2014

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Retraining and Rehabilitation Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Retraining and Rehabilitation Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals include working with volunteers, fostering relationships with current adopters, retrain our current horses, provided needed treatment for all physically and emotionally abused horses that enter our rehabilitation program, gain more support in the community, find new and creative funding sources and become a respected national resource for thoroughbred retraining, rehabilitation and information.

In order to make our goals achievable, we feel that our short term plan should be to develop additional funding sources, review and update policies/procedures on an on-going basis, closely manage the budget to control expenses, consistently maintain high ethical standard and develop effective PR and marketing.

Our capabilities include a committed and dedicated staff and volunteers, our close knit relationship with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, a dedicated Board of Directors, responsive donors, a solid website and effective communication. These are a few assets Remember Me Rescue has that will help it to attain its strategic plan goals.

Since the beginning of 2020, we have achieved on goal of develop additional funding sources by proactively seeking out grants. In addition, we have fostered relationships within the racing community by reaching out directly to racetracks to offer our retirement services. This has helped us achieve our goal of helping to retrain, rehabilitate and rehome as many retired thoroughbred racehorses as possible.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve those who are interested in adopting a retired thoroughbred racehorse. We also serve the owners and trainers who donate these horses once their careers are over.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Suggestion box/email, Facebook reviews,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently added the Waiver to our Adoption Application at the suggestion of one of our potential adopters. We think it's a great idea!

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    It has only strengthened our relationship as the end goal for everyone involved is to help the horse the best that we can.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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RACEHORSE REMEMBER ME RESCUE

Board of directors
as of 5/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Donna Keen

Director

Term: 2019 - 2021

Terri Cage

Brad Epstein

Dreux Flaherty

Angie Stevens

Joan Franklin

Dallas Keen

Nicole Russell

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/11/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.