Bell Run Rescue Horse with Trainer


Baby Horse

Their story

Racehorses have very short careers and some suffer harsh treatment after their racing days have ended.

But their stories don't have to end when racing does. Many horses are happy and fulfilled by finding a second job. So that is what we aim to help them find.

Our story

After moving to Pennsylvania and purchasing a farm, Candice Smith began training and breeding thoroughbred racehorses. After riding and training racehorses for nearly 25 years, Candice has extensive experience with the thrills and heartbreak of the equine sport. Through hands-on management of a training stable, she realized that though thoroughbred careers are short, most can have a viable second career.

Because of her passion for thoroughbred racehorses, Candice decided to join a program to give these retired or injured athletes a
second chance. Bell Run Rescue was formed in 2014 and has successfully placed 28 horses into second careers during the past decade. Candice's unique background brings thoughtful insight to the 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue operation and to the animal adoptive community in general.
Breeder Dog
Bell Run Rescue is an organization that cares for adopted off-track thoroughbreds, placing these horses into appropriate second homes and well-suited new careers. It also provides care for homeless dogs and cats.
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