The Texas Thoroughbred Association has fielded several requests for information about providing or receiving assistance for horses and horsemen impacted by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. At this time, we are not aware of any urgent needs involving racehorses, but still wanted to provide the following information.
The TTA is currently gathering a resource list to post on our website and social media to assist any horsemen in need. If you have stalls/pasture, hay, tack, transportation services or any other resources to help those displaced by the flooding, please email Mary Ruyle at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also message us through Facebook or post offers to help on our Facebook page. We will continue to update our resource list as new information comes in.
Sam Houston Race Park is offering free stabling for horses displaced by the flooding. For more info, please call (281) 807-8790 or click here to read an article from BloodHorse.
Additionally, our friends at the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Louisiana Horse Tourism are compiling a list of resources available to those in need in that state.
Please email them with stabling availability, feed stores, hay and other supplies for horses and horsemen. They will post resources to the LTBA Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram feeds. Tag @LouisianaHorse for them to share as well. Please contact Julie Calzone at email@example.com or call (337) 235-2924 ext 18 with resource links.
The Training Center @ Copper Crowne in Opelousas, Louisiana, has offered to help with stalls and pastures for affected horses. Please call in advance to check availability and set up arrangements. Horsemen can call Cody Thomas at 337-942-2401 or Harold Forman at 985-630-6762.