The James River Horse Foundation is an Accredited Organization with the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.
Horses and People
Helping Each Other
The James River Horse Foundation, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Corrections, maintains a herd of 24 off-the-track thoroughbreds at the State Farm Work Center in Goochland County, Virginia. At the end of their racing careers nobody wanted these horses, now they have a home for life. That would be enough, but it is only the heart of this program. The soul of the program is the impact theses horses have on the inmates who care for them.
The positive growth and confidence our graduates have developed by working with the horses is something they carry with them through re-entry into their communities. With your help, the James River Horse Foundation will strive to continually develop and expand the program – teaching confidence, pride in work, acceptance of responsibility and the value of personal contribution.
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
Donate to James River Horse Foundation
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.