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ADOPTER STATS

Name:         Mary McDonald

Age:            28

State:          Vermont

Discipline:   Hunter/Jumper

 

HORSE STATS

Registered Name:   Russian Ally

Show Name:           Russian Ally

Age:                        2008

Gender:                   Gelding

Date Adopted:         April, 2013

Race Starts:            12

Race Earnings:       $58,204

Last Race:               1/23/13

Race Highlights:      Winner

 

WHY SHE IS A NEW VOCATIONS AMBASSADOR

I dreamed of owning my own horse since I was 7 years old. My parents helped pay for riding lessons, but they said if I wanted my own horse I would have to figure out how to pay for it myself. In college, my trainer, Erin Cardea, had a connection with a local Thoroughbred trainer and would take horses off the track and retrain them as jumpers. After working with Erin, I knew that I wanted to retrain a Thoroughbred of my own. When I moved to Vermont, I met April Taylor and learned about the adoption program at New Vocations. I started looking for my horse and a few months later, I found Russian. I would like to become an Ambassador so I can help other horses like Russian find new homes and so I can help other riders like me find an affordable way to own the horse of their dreams.

AMBASSADOR VIDEO

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As a New Vocations Ambassador, Mary will be sharing her experiences as well as photos and video from all the shows she and Russian Ally will be attending. Follow their progress by clicking the links below!

Introduction

Reserve Champion at Our First Show!

Champion Young Hunter!

Our First USEF Show!

Two Champions & One Reserve at August Shows!

Great First Show Season Together