Thoroughbred Athletes Inc.

aka TAI   |   Guthrie, OK   |  www.thoroughbred-athletes.com

Mission

Our mission is to rehabilitate, retrain, and rehome Thoroughbred racehorses and offer community youth the opportunity to experience the process.

Ruling year info

2012

Director

Lynn Sullivan

President

Chuck Tanner

Main address

2851 S Midwest Blvd.

Guthrie, OK 73044 USA

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EIN

90-0827464

NTEE code info

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

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

Agricultural, Youth Development (O52)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Horseracing is big business in Oklahoma. However, not all horses are winners. Often when owners and trainers realize that a horse is not a born winner, on the track, they seek the quickest and cheapest way to get them off the payroll. The horse often end up in feed lots, kill pens, or in other undesirable living conditions. At Thoroughbred Athletes, we find these horses, who are still young and full of potential, and rehabilitate them (from track injuries, starvation, or neglect), retrain them for a second successful career as a Barrel racer, Polo pony, Show horse, or just a family pet, and then find them a permanent home. Sadly, there are more horses that need our services than there are stalls at TAI or volunteers to staff the work. With additional funding we could hire a permanent Operations Manager, who could help us serve a broader need in Oklahoma.

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?

Rehabilitate, Retrain, Rehome

Thoroughbred Athletes offers Thoroughbred race horses a new beginning after their racing career is over. They are rehabilitated if they have injuries, and are carefully trained for their new career after the track, and offered for adoption to qualified homes.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Area youth are mentored in horse husbandry and equitation.
We utilize our youth volunteers for much of the day-to-day work at TAI. Through this they learn husbandry and accountability.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

Where we work

Accreditations

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance 2014

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) 2019

Thorughbred Charities of America 2022

Awards

Top-Rated Nonprofit 2014

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Affiliations & memberships

Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Rehabilitate, Retrain, Rehome

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our Mission is completed when we successfully re-home a horse that comes through the TAI Process. So each of these rehomed horses is a success case!

Number of sheltered animals

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Adolescents

Related Program

Rehabilitate, Retrain, Rehome

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The more horses that we can bring in, and successfully rehab/retrain/rehome, the more we are accomplishing our Mission!

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Rehabilitate, Retrain, Rehome

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our goal is to successfully adopt out all of our horses - fulfilling our Mission

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Rehabilitate, Retrain, Rehome

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Most of our Thoroughbreds are OTTB, sourced from Donations and Rescues. A rescue takes an at-risk horseand provides this beautiful animal for a chance at a second successful career, after racing.

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.

Ideally, our goal is for all retiring racehorses to be responsibly retired including placement in hew homes. Realistically, we hope to rehome a minimum of 50 horses in 2017. We are also working to expand and improve our youth program.

To continue our Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accreditation.

To continue an active grant-writing program.

To expand awareness of the versatility of Thoroughbreds and provide opportunities for people owning Thoroughbreds to show them.

To increase awareness of our program and our horses. 

To implement a sponsorship program that supports a youth and horse pair during the show season.

Our capabilities for continuing our Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accreditation by will be accomplished by upholding their Code of Standards and documenting same through their quarterly update process.

Our Office Manager has developed a spreadsheet of grant opportunities and applications are submitted in a timely fashion.

Our Sport of Kings Challenge Horse Show series and the other shows we organize have steadily increasing entry numbers.

Our website is regularly updated to feature our horses available for adoption as well as promote our organization and its programs.

Our first youth and horse pair has adequate pledges for sponsorship.

Our rehabilitation, retraining, and rehoming work continues to expand and improve. Our youth program is becoming more active and well-organized. Awareness of the versatility of and opportunities for retired racehorses is increasing.

In the future we hope to work with the other rehoming programs in our state to plan rehoming events at the racetrack so that people interested in owning a retired racehorse can be matched with a horse directly from its trainer or owner.

Through April of 2019, we have successfully placed over 230 horses in permanent homes, after successful stays at TAI! That is our living scorecard!

Financials

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Operations

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

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Thoroughbred Athletes Inc.

Board of directors
as of 08/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Chuck Tanner

Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2022


Board co-chair

Ms. Ceci Leonard

Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc.

Term: 2020 - 2022

Katherine Piatt

Secretary

Wendy Thompson

Board

Ceci Leonard

Treasurer

Chuck Tanner

President

Chad Baumwart

Jackie Smith

Kesia Samborski

Events Chair

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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? Yes
  • 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/4/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data