How to Help

How You Can Help

On behalf of our more than 250 Old Friends retirees, thank you for considering a tax-deductible gift to help provide for the care of these deserving Thoroughbred athletes. By supporting our mission, you will help us expand our facility to benefit more horses, champions and unknowns alike. Whether you choose a general “where-most-needed” donation, or support a specific funding program, your donation will have an immediate impact on our horses and the quality of their lives. However you choose to help, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

How Your Donations Help

Donation Wish List

Horse Supplies

  • Ulcergard® Single or 6-pack
  • AniMed LSO Linseed Oil for Horses
  • 3M™ Vetwrap™ 4″
  • Animalintex® Hoof Pads 5.5 Poultice
  • Covidien 2634 Curity Gauze Sponge
  • Vetericyn® Plus Hydrogel spray
  • Elastikon® Tape 4″
  • EasyCare Easyboot RX sizes 4 and 5
  • Rhino Wug Turnout Blanket VariLayer Sizes 78 & 81


  • Postage stamps
  • Copy paper (20lb & 24lb white)
  • Printer cartridge – Canon Laser 104 Replacement Cartridge
  • Printer cartridge – HP 63XL Tri Color and Black High Yield
  • Printer cartridge – Brother PC-501 Black Thermal Cartridge

Gift Cards

  • Office Depot
  • Staples
  • Amazon
  • Tractor Supply
  • KBC International
  • Horse Cents

Programs for Directed Assistance

Old Friends Clubhouse Annual Membership ($150)

Your annual membership donation helps us achieve a steady, dependable cash flow to meet monthly expenses and unexpected costs. Includes a leather & brass key tag, free tours, discount admission to our annual Homecoming, plus free general admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY and the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Old girlFriends Society ($100)

You know about our wonderful stallions and geldings, but do you know that Old Friends is also home to amazing mares? Internet sensation Bold and Bossy; Gold Round, a half-sister to 3-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Goldikova; and Silver Charm’s daughter, Private Charm are just a few of the notable mares we’ve come to know and love. The Old girlFriends Society celebrates these wonderful girls!

The Hoof Patrol | Gold ($250) Silver ($125) | Bronze ($50)

The Hoof Patrol supports retirees who have short and long-term hoof issues by providing a funding stream for hoof and podiatry-related medical care. Annual Hoof Patrol members actively help our retirees to stand pain-free on their own four hooves by providing the necessary tools needed to combat a variety of equine hoof ailments.

Friends for All Seasons (Monthly)

Our Friends for All Seasons monthly donors share a commitment in the founding principles that Old Friends lives by: dignified retirement; helping horses find a forever home; and understanding the value of a constant, reliable partnership. As a monthly donor, you receive exclusive quarterly updates showing how your donations are making a difference.

Memory Lane: Brick By Brick ($225/$125)

Memorialize your favorite Old Friends retiree, horse, pet, loved one, or special occasion in the Nikki Bacharach Memorial Garden at Old Friends. Your paving brick will help form a path and courtyard in the cemetery where great horses such as Kentucky Derby winners War Emblem and Charismatic are at rest. Choose your brick size, color, graphic and text to create a lasting legacy.

Shares for Life ($100/$25)

Donate $100 ($25 for the mini’s) and sponsor your favorite Old Friend’s retiree. You will receive a personalized certificate and an 8×10 color photograph, both suitable for framing. Shares are available for all of our retirees. They make great gifts for the horse lover in your life!

Sponsor Paddock ($5,000) Stall ($2,000) Run-In Shed ($2,000) Waterer ($1,000)

Be an infrastructure sponsor! An engraved brass plaque with your name and special message will be enshrined on the Honor Wall in our main barn. Feel the personal satisfaction of knowing that you have made possible a retirement home for your favorite champion!

Old Friends Feed for a Day Calendar ($100)

It costs about $100 per day to feed each of our retirees. So we offer every day of the year for sponsorships. For a $100 donation you can have a name printed on the calendar for the day of your choice, on a first-come, first-serve basis. You also get a free calendar! Honor a loved one, a pet, your favorite horse, or a memorial date Call us (502-863-1775) to find out if your date is available.

Planned Giving

Integrate your charitable gift with your overall financial and estate planning goals to maximize benefits to both you and Old Friends. Planned gifts typically come from your assets rather than income and can be either outright or deferred. Some types of gifts include wills, living or chari-table trusts, real estate, life insurance, and mutual funds. Consult with your own tax or legal advisor prior to making a planned gift. Call us with your questions. (502) 863-1775

Feed Bag Proofs of Purchase

As a participating non-profit partner, Old Friends is eligible for the following programs that donate money back to benefit our retirees. Send us your proofs-of-purchase from the Tribute Feed, Southern States, and Triple Crown. We’ll turn them into cash for our horses! Old Friends, 1841 Paynes Depot Road, Georgetown, KY 40324

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