Run For The Ribbons Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit charitable organization who dedicates themselves to providing off-track Thoroughbreds (OTTB) the foundation needed to ensure a smooth transition into their next career and home.
Run for the Ribbons Inc. was founded just 3 years ago; and what started as just a dream of founder Laurine Fuller-Vargas, has turned into a well known and loved horse show series and OTTB aftercare organization by many throughout Florida and surrounding states. Our horse show numbers are impressive in such a short amount of time. We have had over 150 different horses and riders compete in the show series and we have over 1400 Facebook followers and countless connections in the current racing industry. Our most recent endeavor and successful event was the Inaugural Florida Thoroughbred Transformation Expo, held this past March at the Florida Horse Park. This event was a huge step forward for Florida, especially Marion County in furthering the safe retirement of Thoroughbred racehorses. The feedback we received following this event was very promising. There is an obvious desire for OTTB shows & events such as ours, here in Florida.
As a Thoroughbred owner, trainer and breeder herself, Laurine and her team at RFTR realize the challenges faced by retiring racehorses and the racing industry, and know that their efforts are making a difference. The support of fellow horsemen and Thoroughbred lovers is crucial to continuing and improving these efforts. With the backing of our community and partnerships with local businesses especially those that thrive off of the Thoroughbred industry, this can be achieved. With just a small group of community support, Run for the Ribbons Inc., has already come so far in just 3 years. Imagine how much more could be accomplished if we work together and continue to further support the Run for the Ribbons Inc., to help us continue in our Thoroughbred aftercare efforts.
We are in need of more support from our community, local businesses and farms that thrive thanks to the Thoroughbred industry. Please help us continue to make a positive difference in the lives of retired racehorses. No donation or contribution is too small!