Thoroughbreds For All
THOROUGHBREDS FOR ALL
Presented by New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program & Retired Racehorse Project
APRIL 25, 2014 5:30PM – 9:00PM
4787 Haley Rd, Lexington, KY 40516
This year’s Thoroughbreds For All event star line up will include: Olympic dressage rider Linda Zang, Pan American Games eventing gold medalist Lynn Symansky, and Kentucky Oaks winning jockey Rosie Napravnik. All three will share their experience in working with retired racehorses to an expected crowd of over 600 Thoroughbred enthusiasts. The evening event begins at 5:30pm, following the Rolex cross country on Friday, April 25, just fifteen miles from the Kentucky Horse Park in the covered arena at New Vocation’s Lexington facility at West Wind Farm. A southern style dinner and cash bar will be included in the evening festivities.
This year’s event will focus on the versatility of the Thoroughbred by incorporating a variety of riding disciplines throughout the evening. Linda Zang, who is best known as America’s most respected international dressage judge and a veteran of the 1980 Olympics, will lead a session on retraining the Thoroughbred for dressage. During her session Nuno Santos will ride one of America’s most promising and best-bred dressage horses, Ken’s Kitten, by leading sire Kitten’s Joy.
Rosie Napravnik, who currently sits at the top of the jockey standings at Fair Grounds Race Course, is ranked fifth on the North American leader board. She became the first woman in history to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2012 and broke Hall of Fame jockey, Julie Krone’s 20 year standing year end earnings record that same year. She will not only share her experience but will also demonstrate it with her own retired racehorse, “Sugar”. Napravnik’s demonstration will include a tack change to showcase the versatility and athletic ability of the Thoroughbred.
Lastly, Lynn Symansky, who with her retired racehorse Donner, helped the United States win gold at the 2011 Pan American Games Eventing Competition and placed fifth at last year’s Rolex CCI**** will share her experience in retraining Thoroughbreds for eventing. Lynn will use one of New Vocations’ horses during her session as well as an advanced horse to demonstrate different training tips.
All sessions will be moderated by Steuart Pittman of RRTP and Anna Ford of New Vocations.The event will run from 5:30pm to 9pm and will include a southern style dinner and cash bar. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://thoroughbredsforall.eventbrite.com for $35 each.
Special Sunday Tour of North American Racing Academy
Sunday April 27th, 9am at Thoroughbred Training Center, 3380 Paris Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511 just 8 miles from the Kentucky Horse Park. Meet at Barn 30. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://thoroughbredsforall.eventbrite.com for $10 each.
Join Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron and his North American Racing Academy students at the Thoroughbred Training Center for a behind the scenes tour of life at the track. The tour will include visiting the backside barn area with Chris McCarron, demonstrations from NARA students both on and off the track, and an open discussion on Thoroughbreds and track life. Doughnuts will be included.
Proceeds from the event will benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and Retired Racehorse Training Project, both are 501(c) 3 charitable organizations.
ABOUT THE CHARITIES:
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO SUPPORT THE EFFORTS OF NEW VOCATIONS & RETIRED RACEHORSE TRAINING PROJECT
NEW VOCATIONS RACEHORSE ADOPTION PROGRAM
Founded in 1992, New Vocations has become the largest racehorse adoption program in the country and has facilities in: Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. The program’s mission is to: rehab, retrain, and rehome retired racehorses. In 2013, the program took in over 400 Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds and has placed over 5,000 retired racehorses since its inception. Working directly with owners and trainers who need aftercare for horses leaving the track, the program currently receives horses from more than 40 racetracks across the country. New Vocations has a sound adoption system that is proven to move a large number of horses in a relatively short period of time. The program focuses on adoption rather than retirement, believing that each horse deserves to have an individual home and purpose.
RETIRED RACEHORSE PROJECT
RRTP works to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in the marketplace and inspiring an army of equestrians to provide the training that secures their future. RRTP offers online directories, educational resources, and public events. Its popular Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium at Pimlico last fall will be expanded on the first weekend of October this year and include a Marketplace of horses and an Invitational Team Challenge.