Adopt a Horse Information
32 Years of Making Loving Matches!
Adoption is Easy and Quick!
SRF Has Horses in Many States
1. Read the Adoption Agreement, complete the Application.
2. Email photos mentioned in the application to SRFAdoption@gmail.com.
3. We will call within a day, review your horse interests, and make an appointment to visit.
4. Once you choose your buddy you can schedule to get him home!
An adoption that is short of perfect is very costly to SRF, our goal is perfection!
The Adoption Process
Applications can often be processed within a day if your references are easy to reach. SRF’s goal is to make a great match for you and the horse so you can both share a lifetime of enjoyment together.
An application and Adoption/Caregiver Contract, available below, by fax, mail, or email.
Photos are required for the process.
Adopters must be over 18 years old or parent/guardian who will be responsible.
Must have sufficient horse care knowledge to adopt.
Decisions are based on the applicant's horse knowledge, honesty, the safety of the facility, references (non-relatives), and photographs.
Once approved, we will begin profiling a list of horses we think will suit your desire.
General Terms for Adoption:
If you plan to board your horse a lien release must be signed by the boarding facility. It can be accessed below, faxed or mailed to you.
Shipping is the adopter's responsibility.
SRF asks for an adoption donation that varies on the horse. Generally, this is between $350-$1000.
An adoption donation is not expected for "Pasture Mates" or “Companion” horses.
Part of the agreement is your willingness to comply with having your veterinarian complete the Veterinarian Follow-up Form which is mailed to you semi-annually at the time of spring and fall inoculations. Veterinarians do not charge extra to complete this form. This information helps us to assure each adopted horse is in a safe home.
Horses adopted from SRF can never be bred, used for embryo transfer, raced, sold, used for commercial purposes, or given away. We are looking for lifetime homes. If for some unforeseen reason an adopter can no longer provide good care for the horse, the horse must be returned to SRF and SRF only. If the adopter knows of an interested new adopter, the horse may NOT be transferred without SRF approval and the new potential adopter must be screened by SRF and a new caregiver contract must be completed prior to movement.
SRF must be notified before a horse moves to a new facility, within ten days of serious injury or illness, and/or in the event of a horse's death/euthanasia.
SRF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1989. Donations are tax-deductible and the source of funds for operation.
We presently have more than 400 horses looking for a good home. Approx. 200 of these are pasture mates - companion only horses that cannot be ridden due to age or physical limitations. They would also love a home with you or sponsorship to pay the cost of their upkeep! There are over 50 horses currently on the waiting list to come into the program. Each adoption helps us take in another horse in need.
Please call 609-738-3255 if you would like to have
the application mailed to your house.
FORMS CAN BE MAILED, FAXED, or EMAILED TO:
Standardbred Retirement Foundation
42 Arneytown-Hornerstown Rd.
Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
Fax 609-738-3258 or Email SRFAdoption@gmail.com