New Vocations

Social Media, Contracts, And Impulse Buys: Navigating The Modern Landscape Of OTTB Adoption And Sale

As the off-track Thoroughbred grows in popularity, more people than ever are processing adoptions of OTTBs from non-profit groups or looking to sell privately-owned project horses. With that increase in volume come some challenges for profit and non-profit outlets to make sure horses are rehomed responsibly, and for nonprofits to decide what types of horses […]

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New Vocations Launches Annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge, Looking To Connections For Support

New Vocations announced today the launching of their annual Breeders’ Cup Pledge.   The program is seeking owners and trainers of Breeders’ Cup contenders to pledge a percentage of their Championship earnings to support their mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. This will be the ninth year for the fundraiser which has raised over $480,000 […]

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Over 350 Thoroughbreds Competed At The New Vocations Charity Horse Show And T.I.P. Championships

The fourth annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was an astounding success with over 350 horses traveling from 23 states to compete in hunter, jumper, pleasure, dressage and western dressage disciplines. Over $60,000 was raised from the show to support New Vocations efforts to rehab, retrain and rehome retiring racehorses. Held in conjunction with […]

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Announces Graduate Awards At Five Horse Shows

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will present awards honoring the highest-placing TAA graduates and the TAA-accredited organizations affiliated with those horses at five Thoroughbred horse shows this fall. The horse shows include: the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Show and T.I.P. Championships Sept. 7-9 at the Kentucky Horse Park; the Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show Sept. 22-23 at Fair Hill Natural Resources […]

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New Vocations And The Jockey Club Prep For A Thoroughbred Takeover In KY

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program is preparing for its Fourth Annual All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, which will be held Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. In addition to the two-day format, qualified exhibitors will be welcomed to The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.) Championships, held on Sunday, […]

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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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