There is good news on the horizon in the Empire State for Standardbreds. Prominent New York philanthropist and noted horse owner Wanda Polisseni has announced that the site of her new Purple Haze Standardbred Adoption Program (PHSAP) is now open.
The PHSAP is Polisseni's latest effort designed to ensure a safe route for retired Standardbreds.
The base of operations is a 105-acre farm located in Oxford, NY.
The property includes two barns and a 70' x 100' indoor arena as well as an outdoor arena. The main house is now the headquarters and conference center of the PHSAP.
The program can accommodate a maximum of 20 horses at a time.
There is a written application process, a small placement fee that will go to offset the cost of retraining and all candidates must be vetted before acceptance. Once the program reaches capacity, applicants will go on a waiting list and be accepted in the order they applied. New York-bred horses will receive preference in the application process.