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War Horses at Rose Bower is a TAA accredited 501 c 3 non-profit organization 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. We take horses directly from the track. Our adoption policy includes a completed application with references and photos, and approved adopters agree to a signed contract agreeing not to send any War Horses at Rose Bower adoptee to a livestock auction. Any horse can be returned to us, no questions asked, although there may be a short waiting period.

Our only "baby," 3yo UNCLE PAUL stands a bit over 15.1h and is still growing -- he was 14.3 when we got him in March. He was quiet, and unflappable in his first ride! Built short and stocky with big solid feet, he is a hunter-type mover, but didn't care a bit when our rider Rodney practiced roping from his back. He has gained about 100 pounds since this photo and may just fit the barrel racer division of the RRP 2020. Beyond the Wire sent us this youngster! More info...

Read more about eligibility and rules for the Retired Racehorse Project (RRP)here.

A 501 c 3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing veteran Thoroughbred racehorses with new careers and safe retirement

434-352-5058; cell 215-272-6716

Thanks to Heath Trigg & Southern Pines Heritage Flag Co. 

We are raising money to start a veterans' program at War Horses at Rose Bower. Part of our 2019 fundraising included a raffle of this beautiful Old Glory flag from Southern Pines Heritage Flag Co. Heath Trigg (right photo), owner of the company, who along with his business partners, are retired military, generously donated the 44 lb. flag created from bourbon and red wine barrel staves. Todd Roach, seen below (far left) with two of our board members and volunteers, was the winner! Read more about our plans and how you can help here.

War Horses Are Like Fine Wine: Better with Age!

We've Got Your RRP 2020 Horse!

We are excited to offer OLD UPSTART and UNCLE PAUL  as our War Horses

at Rose Bower RRP contenders for October 2020. All adoptables here.

Ask us about our sponsorships for trainers that get are competing in the RRP with a WHRB adoptee.

Thoroughbred Racing Returns to Virginia

Our Mission

Colonial Downs reopened after 6 years to beautiful summer weather, turf and VA-bred races, and enthusiastic crowds.

War Horses at Rose Bower was there on August 10, along with representatives from our generous sponsors Farmer's Cooperative and Legends Feed. (left, KC Meadows of Farmville Farmers Cooperative helps hand out the War Horses beer glasses full of peppermints for those hardworking lead ponies!)

We thank Vice- President of Racing Jill Byrne for welcoming us and allowing us to set up our booth adjacent to the paddock as we met and greeted members of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and the many new and old fans enjoying night racing in New Kent. Read more about Virginia Thoroughbred Racing here.

Please support our sponsors

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. 
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.
Read all about us in Margaret Guthrie's BloodHorse article BH50-NEMA.pdf

OLD UPSTART arrived in Appomattox from NYTHA's Take the Lead in July. At 16.1 hands, clean-legged and as intelligent of any horse we've seen, we are hoping for a placement with an adopter who has an eye for the RRP! War Horses offers sponsorship support to any of our horses who make it to the RRP 2020! More info...