2022 STA accreditation application now available

Laurelville, OH — The 2022 application for accreditation by the Standardbred Transition Alliance is now available.

The deadline to submit the annual application and all supporting materials is Oct. 15, 2021. Previously accredited groups must reapply each year.

STA accreditation provides aftercare organizations with independent verification that their program is operating in the following ways:

• Their program is fully functional and well established. They are demonstrating stability, financial and operational transparency, responsible use of resources, and are adhering to sound and ethical business practices.
• They provide qualified and experienced horsemen, trainers, veterinarians and farriers to make sure each individual horse’s needs are being met while in their care.
• They have well-developed screening policies and are ensuring proper placement of each horse in suitable homes with adopters that have the skill set and resources to provide for a bright future.
• They are providing each horse with a lifelong safety net, should they need assistance in transitioning again, and at any time. Their adoption policies clearly define all terms, restrictions, reporting, return and rehoming options.
• They professionally and positively represent their organization, standardbred aftercare and the entire racing industry. They recognize the importance of upholding the image and integrity of both aftercare and racing and are working collaboratively in efforts to educate horsemen, the public, media, regulators, legislators, and others on the importance of our work.

Organizations that secure STA accreditation are eligible for STA grant awards.

For additional information and application support, contact info@standardbredtransition.org.

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