In December 2015 nine-year-old Centripital arrived at War Horses from the NYTHA 's Take The Lead program. In just a day, we realized we had a special horse! Kind, quiet, inquisitive and gentle -- he was handsome and sound, to boot!

   We immediately started looking into the 2016 RRP show in October at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington for our boy.

   Things fell into place quickly -- our first choice of trainer was available! Stacey Fitzgerald and her husband Joel, both from Rocky Mount, VA agreed to meet "Trippy" at the Rose Bower Farm in Appomattox.

   Six months later, our boy came home with a 5th place ribbon in a 68-horse show hunter division.

  In August 2017, Trippy found a new home with Sarah Kate Stricker, a 14-year-old student of NC horsewoman Charlotte Cannon. We couldn't be happier!


Ten Tequilas survived the hurricanes last September in Puerto Rico and was sent to safety at War Horses by the Caribbean Aftercare Foundation in late December.

Feel free to email us at warhorsesottbs@gmail or
call 434-352-5058. 

We LOVE talking about our war horses!

War Horses, a 501 c 3 non-profit organization, was founded in 2013 to provide rehabilitation, and new homes or careers for racehorses ages 7-years-old or older, or those that have had over 70 starts.

Liberty Clinic with Charlotte Cannon April 8

Come visit us in Appomattox on April 8 and meet our adoptable geldings as they participate in a special groundwork and confidence building clinic. Starts at 10 a.m. and lasts all day. Juniors 16 and under are free. Auditing is a $40 donationwith all proceeds going to War Horses at Rose Bower. Please NO PETS, space is limited.

​Classroom session and free lunch included. Call or text 215-272-6716 or email warhorsesottbs@gmail.com to reserve your spot!

NYTHA's Take the Lead program sent us Night Officer last year. He is available for adoption and can be seen at our clinic on April 8, 2018.


Consider War Horses at Rose Bower when searching for your next best friend!

If you are thinking of adopting a retired Thoroughbred (OTTB), please consider a War Horse. The racing industry describes older horses, usually geldings, that have raced for 6 years or longer and/or have accrued over 60 starts, as "war horses" due to their love for the game, tremendous athleticism, and big hearts. 


Our War Horses at Rose Bower cares for and finds homes for these warriors. Most come directly from the track. Some have retired with over $750,000 in earnings or have raced until they were 13, or won over 20 races. All share wonderful personalities, a "been there, done that" attitude, and a desire to have a new job. Lingering in a field is not what they had in mind for their retirements as they are sound, sane and happy for a routine.



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Centripital: Our 2016 RRP Star


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