Elizabeth Macdonald grew up riding in North Carolina at the age of 6 and was showing and fox hunting from the age of 10. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Communication Arts and Design, she worked in New York City for 18 years, then returned to North Carolina and her passion for horses. When she adopted two off the track thoroughbreds, she realized she could help many more retired racehorses.
Elizabeth soon became the North Carolina Director for ReRun Inc., an off the track 501c3 thoroughbred adoption and placement organization, based in New Jersey. After working in this position for 6 years, Elizabeth was recruited to be the North Carolina director for Second Call Inc., the Monmouth Park Aftercare Program. During her tenure with both of these organizations, Elizabeth placed over 260 horses from her farm in North Carolina.
In 2013, Elizabeth founded Blue Bloods Thoroughbred Adoption and Placement. with the help and support of several dedicated and generous individuals. Elizabeth Macdonald now serves as the Executive Director for BBTAP.