New Vocations

New Vocations Adopters Shine At United States Pony Clubs Champs East

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program fielded a team of 31 horse-and-rider pairs at the United States Pony Clubs Championships East at the Tryon International Equestrian Center on July 27-29. Adopted Thoroughbreds and their Pony Club counterparts competed in the Pony Club Challenge competition in four disciplines: Dressage, Western Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping. The Pony […]

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Halfway Home: 50th Horse Rehomed In Retrained And Remarkable Challenge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that 50 horses have been adopted for the Retrained and Remarkable Challenge, which was launched on March 1, 2018. The Challenge was created to bring about a fundamental change in how racehorses are viewed by the public. An incentive-based program that offers free shipping and a competition component […]

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Ohio HBPA Donates $50,000 To Support New Vocations’ Aftercare Efforts

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support the program’s aftercare efforts at their Ohio facilities. In 2017, New Vocations took in over 450 retired racehorses, 64 of which came directly from an Ohio racetrack or farm. “It is important to the […]

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Connections Of Triple Crown Contender Justify Pledge To Support New Vocations

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that all five of Justify’s owning connections, as well as trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith, have committed to donating a percentage of earnings from the Belmont Stakes to support the program’s mission to rehab, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, […]

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Andrea Mandella Joins New Vocations Team

Andrea Mandella has been named Development and Donor Relations Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. She will be based out of the Lexington, KY, office. The daughter of a Hall of Fame racehorse trainer, Richard Mandella, Andrea has deep roots in the Thoroughbred industry.  Mandella grew up in Southern California before receiving her Bachelor […]

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New Vocations to Add Dressage to 2018 KY Show Roster

Due to the overwhelming popularity of The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show held each fall at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Ky., dressage and western dressage will be added to the two-day show schedule. This expansion will showcase even more retired racehorses in successful second careers. A destination event for many Thoroughbred owners […]

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Metro Meteor, The Painting OTTB, Dies At 15 After Numerous Health Complications

Metro Meteor’s owners posted the following update to the popular OTTB’s Facebook page Monday morning. Stakes-placed “Metro” became famous for his interest in painting alongside owners Ron & Wendy Krajewski, who cared for the horse after he left the racetrack and developed a degenerative knee condition. Metro paintings were sold to benefit Thoroughbred aftercare charities […]

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New Vocations Hosts Annual Open Barn And BBQ Event

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will host its third annual Open Barn and BBQ event on Friday, April 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. An educational experience held concurrently with the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, the organization will open its barn doors to the public at the conclusion of dressage competition at the Kentucky […]

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Over 500 Retired Racehorses Helped By New Vocations In 2017

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program had 398 retired Thoroughbred and Standardbred racehorses go through the program in 2017, a 10 percent increase from the previous year. Additionally, 125 horses remained in the program throughout the new year transition, receiving rehabilitative care or transitional training with hopes of placement in 2018. New Vocations received 976 applications […]

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Kentucky Farm Time Capsule: Mereworth Farm

This week, we continue our series exploring the history behind some of racing’s most famous farm/racing stable names. Last week, we studied the background of Elmendorf Farm, which occupied several tracts of land north of Lexington, Ky. While some major racing and breeding operations like Elmendorf were names that shifted control and ownership over time, […]

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