Flight fund

CTA Flight Fund, raises money for our rescued horses to have the opportunity of a life after racing back in the US mainland.

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1 individual has contributed


Monthly Sponsor

$30,000 USD / month goal

$0.00 USD / month raised (0%)

Monthly Sponsorship will provide feed, hay, shoeing, deworming and grooming to one of our sanctua... Read more

$500 USD / month


ACT 60 Donations

$50,000 USD / year goal

$0.00 USD / year raised (0%)

Join us for $2,500.00 per year and help us sustain our activities!

$2,500 USD / year


ACT 60 Donations

$60,000 USD goal

$0.00 USD raised (0%)

Join us for $5,000.00 and help us sustain our activities!

$5,000 USD

Top financial contributors


Cristina Brau

$3k USD since Sep 2022

What's new with Flight fund

Stay up to dates with our latest activities and progress.

Crisis in the horse world in Puerto RIco

It been a while since we have updated here. Since our last update in August 2022 we have taken in 28 horses and shipped 27 to the US mainland with a cost of $88,965. 2023 has been a tough year, with the local racing industry deciding not to...
Published on September 12, 2023 by CTA Horse

More Shipments !

Since our last update in August we have shipped 5 more horses. Narmer, Brown Gap, Trust in Russ , Without Passport and The Point of Pedro. With all these we were $8233.79 short on fundraising to pay the quarantine and flight. Please conside...
Published on November 7, 2022 by CTA Horse

Safe on the Mainland

Our last shipment of horses Black Hope and Jackism have made it to their destinations. Black Hope is a Midatlanatic Horse Rescue to continue his rehab and retraining in order for him to find his forever home. Jackism has been adopted by Ren...
Published on August 25, 2022 by CTA Horse


Let’s get the ball rolling! This is where things get planned and sometimes this is where things get done. Ask questions, thank people for their efforts, and contribute your skills to the service of the community.

Thank you Christina and Franco

Published on September 12, 2023 by CTA Horse

We would like to thank Christina Brau and her husband Franco Estrada for donating to our flight fund last year.


See how money openly circulates through Flight fund. All contributions and all expenses are published in our transparent public ledger. Learn who is donating, how much, where is that money going, submit expenses, get reimbursed and more!

-$6,133.79 USD

Financial contribution to Flight fund

from Cristina Brau9/2/2022

-$4,281.28 USD

Today’s balance

$2,427.20 USD

Estimated annual budget

~ $0.00 USD

Flight fund is all of us

Our contributors 2

Everyone who has supported Flight fund. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Cristina Brau
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

$2,500 USD


We need your help. The horses need your help. 

Each year, hundreds of Thoroughbreds are shipped to Puerto Rico and surrounding islands for racing, through no fault of their own. 

After their racing careers have ended, horses here on the islands have very limited options. Puerto Rico is an already economically challenged island, still trying to bounce back after the devastating cat 4 hurricane Maria in 2017. In addition to the economic challenges, the islands struggle with the animal overpopulation of dogs and cats already. 

Thoroughbreds come with a unique set of needs; they eat significantly more than other breeds, are larger and need more space, skilled handlers, and often have special dietary, shoeing, and medical needs. These, and other factors, result in us being able to re-home about 12 horses per year in Puerto Rico. 

With hundreds of horses retiring each year, we often find ourselves in the heartbreaking position of having to turn away candidates for retirement. Many of those horses will end up in unqualified homes, dumped, or euthanized. 

We have partnered with several TAA-approved after cares in the US who will take horses from CTA if we can cover the transportation costs. That is where you can help! If we can raise more funds, we can send more horses on to good homes, and well-earned retirements, and save more horses!

$3,800 will cover the cost of quarantine, required vaccines, and flight from Puerto Rico to Miami, FL. 

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