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Taking Action. Making Connections. Changing Lives.

World-Class Veterans. World-Class Horses.

Bodie and Party Barn

At Saratoga WarHorse we love Thoroughbred horses! So when the opportunity to get involved with the RRP Makeover came in 2016, we felt it was a great fit. Bodie, aka Boss Daddy competed in 2016 and had an amazing experience finishing 8th in his division of amateur owner. Since then, he has been spending time with our Aiken Instructor, Julie Robins in Aiken, SC to continue his training and to find his forever home. When Steve Houghton, a veteran, who participated with SWH in March, expressed an interest in continuing learning with horses, he was offered Bodie to work with. The two have become fast friends and enjoy spending lots of time together!

For 2017, Julie Robins has agreed to take the reins for the RRP Makeover and was very fortunate to receive a horse named Party Barn from Godolphin Racing in January. Party Barn has participated in two SWH classes and greatly benefited from his time in the connection process. He now is enjoying light riding and developing into a wonderful horse. It is Julie’s goal to participate in the Liberty Division of the upcoming competition with a patriotic musical demonstration. If you would like to follow Party Barn visit their website at www.PartyBarnandJulie.com.

Saratoga Groups Partnering to Help Veterans

We would like to thank the Saratoga Springs Lions Club and the community for their continued support and helping us with National awareness. Together we can make a difference in the lives of those who serve.

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Saratoga WarHorse helps veterans, prepares thoroughbreds for second and third careers

TOWN OF SARATOGA – Bodie is six years old and he’s already on his second career and preparing for a third.

These days the former thoroughbred racehorse is enjoying himself at Cricket Hill Farm.

This is where Saratoga War Horse helps veterans suffering from the stresses of war by connecting them with horses.

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Saratoga WarHorse to Participate in Thoroughbred Makeover

Saratoga WarHorse Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering veterans a three-day experience that has proven to be effective and invaluable for those struggling to adjust to life after military service, will be participating in the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium organized by the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP).

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2016 Thoroughbred Makeover Horse List

Aiken Rescue Horses Give Veterans the Power to Heal

photo from aiken article

As Matthew Shepherd locked eyes with a thoroughbred race horse, the world suddenly stopped.

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CBS Albany Channel 6 News Covers Saratoga WarHorse

Horses find new life off the track healing veterans.

Upcoming Classes

  • July 19-21, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • July 26-28, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • August 2-4, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • August 9-11, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • August 16-18, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • August 30- September 1, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • September 6-8, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • September 13-15, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • September 18-20, 2017
    Aiken, SC
  • September 20-22, 2017
    Aiken, SC
  • October 4-6, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • October 11-13, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • October 16-18, 2017
    Aiken, SC
  • October 18-20, 2017
    Aiken, SC – WAITLIST
  • November 1-3, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • November 13-15, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • November 27-29, 2017
    Aiken, SC
  • November 29- December 1, 2017
    Aiken, SC
  • December 4-6, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • December 6-8, 2017
    Saratoga Springs, NY
  • December 11-13, 2017
    Aiken, SC
  • December 13-15, 2017
    Aiken, SC


"My connection with that horse lifted a ton of bad stuff from my shoulders."