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ORGANIZATION: Queen of Hearts Thoroughbred Retirement

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  • 2 people are interested

Hi! Here at Queen of Hearts Thoroughbred Retirement, we have nine retired thoroughbred racehorses and a cute shetland pony who all need lots of attention! They need to be groomed, bathed, worked with and loved.

We are looking for people who can take shifts of feeding, cleaning stalls, turning in and out. These shifts take place from 6 to 9 am for breakfast shift, lunch is at 1, pm shift from 5 to 7, and night check at 8:30.

Between morning and lunch shift is when we have time to groom and play with the horses. We also need volunteers who can help with general farm chores such as cleaning out water buckets, fixing fences, shoveling snow in winter, raking paddocks in summer.

If hands on physical work with horses is not for you, we can also use help with grant writing, fundraising and promotional work.

Please call or text 207-432-0929 if you are interested!

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About Queen of Hearts Thoroughbred Retirement


521 Owl's Nest Rd, Shapleigh, ME 04076, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide a safe place for thoroughbreds to go after their racing days are over. When a thoroughbred's career is over, he often needs to be relocated quickly. By providing a safe haven, these horses will have a place to go. The horses will be rested, rehabilitated and retrained for new careers as show horses, eventing horses, trail horses, pleasure horses or simply companion horses. Those whose injuries or temperments prevent them from finding a suitable new home will be given sanctuary here at the farm.


QHTR currently provides sanctuary for ten thoroughbreds. We are hoping to expand the facility in order to take in more at risk thoroughbreds who will be rehabilitated, retrained, and eligible for adoption to carefully screened applicants. With further expansion, we also hope to be able to offer sanctuary to more horses who have nowhere else to go. Most horses come to us directly from the raceterack, but once we have a quarantine barn we will be able to expand our efforts to rescue horses from auctions.




We'll work with your schedule.


521 Owl's Nest RdShapleigh, ME 04076



  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy
  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • different shifts have different hours. Usually the morning shift is 2 or 3 hours, lunch shift one hour, dinner shift 2 hours
  • Should be physically capeable of lifting shavings bags, pushing wheelbarrows, etc. and confident in handling horses if you wish to eventually work independently, if you plan to just help out the lead volunteer of a shift then you don't need to be as

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