The United Pegasus Foundation (UPF)
501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1994. We are dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and retiring horses.
UPF has become one of the largest thoroughbred retirement, rehabilitation and adoption organizations, saving hundreds of former racehorses from slaughter by giving them a humane and deserved retirement.
With an operating cost of approximately $350,000 a year, UPF relies on volunteers and the generosity of donors to perform its mission and maintain its well-equipped farm with a carrying capacity of more than 100 horses.
Our 20th anniversary this past weekend which included a huge rummage sale and open house was very successful. We would like to thank all of the vendors and volunteers who participated in making this a fun event.
We would also like to thank Kern County Animal Services who brought several animals out who were needing a new home. Several dogs were adopted to new forever homes.
When looking for a dog or cat to adopt, please consider Kern County Animal Services. Please click on the link below to visit their website:
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Late 2013, the Tranquility Farm sold their 40 acre ranch located in Tehachapi California.
They needed to downsize and planned on moving only 20 of the Thoroughbreds to their new facility in Northern California.
Tranquility Farms needed to move by January 6th, 2014.
The United Pegasus Foundation reached out to Tranquility Farms to help re-home 25 of their Thoroughbreds with no permanent home and facing an uncertain future.
These Thoroughbreds needed somewhere safe to go.
On December 30th 2013, Helen and her staff of 3 began moving the 25 Thoroughbreds to our facility.
With the additional 25 Thoroughbred horses, we are now currently caring for 82 Thoroughbreds.
Our monthly sponsorship amount is $150 per horse.
This is less than what dinner for two would cost.
Sponsorships or donations are tax deductible.
Our mailing address is PO Box 173, Tehachapi, CA, 93581.
For more information please contact Helen Meredith at (626)-773-6016 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAY HAY HAY
The cost of hay here in California is very expensive. All year we have been paying between $15.00 to $18.00 per bale of alfalfa.
Each truck and trailer load costs, as of now, approximately $8,500.00, which will last about 8 weeks.
We are continuing our fund raising efforts over the winter months, as the loads of alfalfa will increase in price.
Please help by donating towards our hay fund.
The United Pegasus Foundation is Verified by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
We would like to send out a big thank you to the following organizations for all your support!
If you would like to visit their websites, click on the links above.
Get all your UPF gear and help support our cause by visiting our GIFTSHOP page.
View profiles of the horses available for adoption
by visiting the ADOPT page.
Read accounts of horses that have successfully
“graduated” from UPF by visiting the GRADUATES page.
See images of horses-in-need by visiting the SPONSOR page.