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A 501(c)3 Non-Profit Adoption Program
Each horse that comes into our program is evaluated and receives let-down time, rehabilitation if necessary, and retraining — both by our own trainers and through a collaboration with the Averett University Equestrian Studies program. Averett offers a class for juniors and seniors in retraining off-the-track Thoroughbreds, using Blue Bloods horses at our facility.
Blue Bloods Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement is located at the antebellum Melrose Farm in Blanch, NC — near Yanceyville, NC, and just south of Danville, Virginia. The facility has a large arena with all-season footing and jumps, as well as a 1000-acre ride-out.