ReRun, the non-profit thoroughbred adoption program, announced Feb. 10 that Jane Gilbert has been elected as its new president.
A lifelong horsewoman, Gilbert lives in Titusville, N.J. on a 36-acre farm where she and her husband breed and race Thoroughbreds at New Jersey racetracks and Philadelphia Park.
Gilbert has been licensed for 30 years as a United States Equestrian Foundation “R” Judge in hunters, hunt seat equitation, jumpers, and dressage. She has served as past president of New Jersey-bred Hunters, Eastern States Dressage and CT Association, New Jersey Equine Advisory Board (Department of Agriculture), and the New Jersey Horse Council, as well as a member of ReRun’s board of directors.
Gilbert currently serves on the board of the Horse Park of New Jersey and the New Jersey Thoroughbred Breeders Association. In 2008, she retired as an insurance agent for Blue Bridle Equine Insurance after 25 years.
“These are especially challenging times in this economic climate and the prospects for retired racehorses are seriously affected,” said Gilbert. “We are committed to educate owners and trainers as to aftercare options and to place these equine athletes in second careers.”