Godolphin Flying Start Partners With Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center

The Godolphin Flying Start Program has been a well-respected organization that prepares students for a future in the racing industry since its inception in 2003. Focused on Thoroughbred breeding and racing, students now receive education on responsible equine aftercare, as well. This year, from January to July, when the Flying Start trainees are in Kentucky, […]

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Over $110,000 Raised Through New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that the early estimate of funds raised during their Breeders’ Cup Pledge will be over $110,000. Vino Rosso’s win in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic was one of six winning pledges during the event with both owners Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable participating, as well as trainer […]

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Owner’s Lack Of Money And Time Key Reasons Horses Become ‘Unwanted,’ Study Finds

The equine population in the United States is falling: There are now  7.2 million horses in the U.S., down from the 9.2 million horses in the US in 2005, reports the American Horse Council. Estimates suggest the number of unwanted horses hasn’t changed much, and still hovers around 200,000 per year. However, one American Society […]

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Unique Program At Colorado State Helping Horses In Transition

The Department of Equine Sciences at Colorado State University (CSU) has launched a rapidly expanding course that rehabilitates and trains rescue horses in an effort to help them find new homes. Dubbed The Right Horse Program, CSU partnered with the Harmony Equine Center, Colorado Horse Rescue and Drifter Hearts of Hope to source the horses […]

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Nominations Open For Award Recognizing For-Profit OTTB Rehoming Entities

Nominations are now open for the Ira Schulman Award, given each year to a deserving Thoroughbred rehoming advocate. Named in honor of Ira Shulman, who is believed to have rehomed more Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in 50-odd years than any other person or organization. Dubbed the “father of Thoroughbred rehoming,” the award is sponsored by the Virginia […]

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No One Wants To Tell You No And Other Wisdom From An Equine Rescue

The Square Peg Foundation is a Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance-accredited, nonprofit organization based out of Half Moon Bay, CA. Founded in 2004, the organization was begun to create a more-powerful therapeutic riding model. Using donated and rescued horses, a variety of students celebrate their interests and use the horses at the Foundation to connect with one […]

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Support For Equine Aftercare: 47 Breeders’ Cup Contenders Pledge Their Support To New Vocations

A growing list of prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to support racehorse aftercare by participating in the New Vocations Breeders’ Cup Pledge. Now in its ninth year, the Pledge has raised over $480,000, with 100 percent of funds raised supporting the program’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming efforts. “New Vocations is a program the […]

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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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