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This year again as the Retired Horse Association, we're delighted to announce presenting the booth at "Horse Messe 2020", one of the largest events of equine related from riding, racing and happy retirees in Japan including seminars, hands on lectures and marketplaces in Yokohama Aka-Renga Soko (Red Brick Warehouse).

RHA Adopted Scan, an Imported Stallion from U.S.

It was in the beginning of December 2015 when we first heard of Scan, standing at Hidaka Stallion Station, had no place to go.

Hidaka Stallion Station was to close by the end of December, but the stallion staff were not able to find a new home for 27 year old stallion, Scan, a son of Mr, Prospector and Video. He served as a stallion in Japan for 21 years from 1992-2013.

He was too old to be sent back to the U.S.  While domestic-born stallions are usually qualified for financial support from Japan Association for International Racing and Stud Book(JAIRS) as domestic grade race winners after retirement, the imported stallion from the U.S. did not have the qualification for the assistance.  It was difficult to find a new owner for Scan, and Ogifushi Breeding System, who manages the stallion station, asked us to take over Scan.

We temporarily moved him to Araki Bokujo in Shinhidaka-cho, Hokkaido, and tried to rehome him.  But it was difficult to find his new home without drastically changing the environment.

We decided to keep him, and started raising a fund amounting 3,000,000 yen, which will be necessary in the next 3 years.

We have raised 1,500,000 yen so far, from fans and horsemen nation wide.

We very much appreciate your kind assistance from overseas as well. You can donate with PayPal.


Moving from Hidaka Stallion Station

April 1,2016

Hibiki, racing name "Lord Symphony", is a charming thirteen year old gelding.  

After his first career as a race horse, he served for the Metropolitan Mounted Police.  He retired from his service due to pain in his legs, and moved to a riding club in Hokkaido last year.  However, it seemed to be  difficult to start his "third life" as an equestrian horse.

RHA temporarily took over Hibiki in end of November to heal his pain and rehome him to a new owner who can keep him as a companion or a therapy horse. We moved him to Araki Bokujou in Shinhidaka-cho, Hokkaido.

Hibiki  in Araki Bokujou

Takahiro Araki, supporting us in the"Hibiki Project" as a owner of Araki Bokujou,  is also a reliable farrier.  Thanks to his intense care of the hoofs and legs, Hibiki's pain seemed to heal day by day.

We also found a new owner, Ms. Komori who owns a private stable in Ogose-cho, Saitama. Hibiki has moved to his lifetime home in January 22 this year.

Hibiki in Saitama

Rolling over on the soft sand.


We have received donations from our supporters  amounting 159,000 yen.

We would like to express our thanks to all of those who have supported us in the "Hibiki Project". 

Our New "Foster Horses", Tosho Orion & Mother Tosho

We have welcomed Tosho Orion and Mother Tosho as our new "foster horses" on October 26.

Tosho Orion, 22 years old, moved to Honkiri Bokujou in Shin-Hidaka-cho, Hokkaido. 

Tosho Orion is a Grade III winner, and the last crop of Tosho Boy, one of the greatest stallion in Japan's racing history.

He is energetic and ran throughout the pasture when he was released.

Mother Tosho, 25 years old, moved to Watanabe Bokujou in Urakawa, Hokkaido.  She is the winner of 3 Grade III races.

Mother Tosho is calm and generous, and seems to have been accepted by her partner Kirara.


Now we have 4 foster horses in Watanabe Bokujou.

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