James River
Horse Foundation

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The James River Horse Foundation is now an Accredited Organization with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.


Horses and People
Helping Each Other

The board of local volunteers which has run the TRF Second Chances Program for horses and men at
the State Farm Work Center near Crozier, Virginia for the past twelve years has formed a new and
independent charitable foundation, the James River Horse Foundation. In agreement with the
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, this new foundation will take full responsibility for the
vocational program and ownership of the 30 horses currently in their care.

We are excited to continue working with the Virginia Department of Corrections as the State Farm
Work Center transitions to an all-female population, and we look forward to a new cooperative
program for these women and the horses in our care. Our first class has started and is very enthusiastic
and grateful for the opportunity afforded by the second chances program.

The benefits of the TRF Second Chances Program are well documented. The positive growth and
confidence our graduates have developed by working with the horses is something they carry with
them through their re-entry into their communities. With your help, the James River Horse
will strive to continually develop and expand the program – teaching confidence, pride in
work, acceptance of responsibility and the value of personal contribution. As always, the support,
rehabilitation and care of the horses is our core mission, and we will continue our efforts with all of
these goals in mind.

We gratefully thank all of you who have generously contributed to this program over the years and look
forward to your support as we move towards a bright future.


Contact James River Horse Foundation

The James River Horse Foundation is located at the State Farm Work Center in Goochland County, just a few miles west of Crozier on Route 6. There are signs at the driveway and a banner during the open barn. After you turn into the drive, proceed to Barn 4 (down the hill to your left).

Visitors MUST have prior approval if visiting at a time other than during the open barn.

PO Box 346 Oilville, VA 23129


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We gratefully thank everyone who has supported this program over the years and look forward to continuing these relationships as the James River Horse Foundation moves forward into the future.