2014 Tour de Camden - April 12
On April 12, 2014, the Tour de Camden 2014 bike ride will be held. The proceeds will benefit the TRF and the United Way of Kershaw County. There will be a metric century, a 50 mile and a 30 mile ride through Kershaw and Sumter Counties south and southeast of Camden after leaving from the Historic Camden property on Broad Street, Camden. Please download and complete the Tour de Camden Registration Form and return it to the address listed.
2014 Boykin Spring Fling Trail Ride - May 10
The Boykin Spring Fling will be held in Rembert, SC on May 10, 2014. The ride will cover a lot of new ground with great views of the Wateree River, open farm lands, pine plantations and lowland forests. It will again be an untimed Trail Ride and there will be no scheduled start times. The course will be open at 8:30 and riders may leave any time between 8:30 and 1:00 pm. A hot, fresh grilled lunch will be included for participants in the ride. Entry fee is $35 for adults and $25 for juniors. Negative Coggins test required. Proper safety headgear and cell phone are both highly recommended.
Contact Chairman, William Cox at
to register for the event or call 803-243-0034 for further details.
An anonymous donor has made a challenge match for us to raise $10,000 to support the SCTRF! If we raise $10,000, the donor will provide an additional $5,000 in funding! Please consider making a gift today to help us reach this goal. Funds for the farrier, veterinarian, dentist and feed store are always in high demand at the farm. We have no paid staff and all the funds are used for horse maintenance and inmate programs. We consider every dollar received as precious and work very hard to minimize expenses while fully protecting and providing for our horses and the men who care for them. Thank you very much for your consideration of this rare opportunity for SCTRF to continue the mission.
New Adoptable Horse Pictures Added
New pictures of the adoptable horses have been added. Please click on the link to see the horses and their new pictures!
TRFSC In The News
Click here for stories from the news about what SC TRF is doing at the Wateree River Correctional Institution for the horses and the inmates.
What We Do
The South Carolina Committee of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (SC TRF) at the Wateree River Correctional Institution offers a place of hope and renewal...a true second chance..for retired Thoroughbred horses and prison inmates. At the SC TRF's barn, known as Seabiscuit Stables, the horses are safe, well cared for and loved. The inmates selected for the program become not only students learning marketable job skills for the equine industry, but also caregivers. For many inmate/students this is their first experience with expressing and receiving love as well as being responsible for the day to day welfare of another living creature. The transformation for man and horse is nothing short of miraculous. When the inmate/students, who successfully complete the Second Chances program, are released from prison, they return to life outside the walls better prepared emotionally, mentally, and practically to become contributing members of society.
The SC TRF together with the national TRF work tirelessly to rescue and retrain Thoroughbreds who would otherwise likely be sold at "killer auctions" in this country for transport to Mexico and Canada where they are brutally slaughtered and their flesh sold to fancy restaurants in Europe, Scandinavia and Japan where it is considered a delicacy.
Learn More, Do More, Help More
We invite you to learn more about the South Carolina Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and our Second Chances Program by visiting us at Seabiscuit’s Stable. It’s easy to do; just contact William Cox at
, 803-243-0034 or by mail at PO Box 2248, Camden, SC 29020.
How to Become a Member of the South Carolina TRF
That’s easy too; just contact William Cox by mail, email or phone: PO Box 2248, Camden, SC 29020,
Sponsor a Thoroughbred at Wateree
Maybe you, your organization or your pony club would like to sponsor a Thoroughbred. A wonderful way to help us and put a face to your contribution is by sponsoring your very own horse; with no stall to muck!
Read an inspirational sponsorship story here.
Poems & Letters from Inmates:
• A Second Chance
• Horses and Me