Thoroughbreds For All
THOROUGHBREDS FOR ALL
Presented by New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program & Retired Racehorse Project
APRIL 24, 2015 5:00PM – 9:00PM
WEST WIND FARM 4787 Haley Rd, Lexington, KY 40516
Thoroughbreds For All a Celebration of Racehorses in Second Careers
Presented by New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and Retired Racehorse Project
Thoroughbreds For All, an event that showcases the versatility of the Thoroughbred horse, will once again be hosted at the conclusion of the dressage phase of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on Friday, April 24. Hosted at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s Lexington facility, West Wind Farm, the event will run from 5-9 p.m. and will include a Southern-style buffet dinner.
This year’s powerhouse lineup will include Laine Ashker, a regular competitor at Rolex Kentucky CCI**** and rider of the magnificent off-track Thoroughbred Anthony Patch; international high-performance dressage rider, trainer, coach and clinician Reese Koffler-Stanfield; and world-class colt trainer and winner of both the 2014 Kentucky Reining Cup and the 2014 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Freestyle Reining Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship. All three of these great horsemen will share their experiences in working with Thoroughbreds before an expected crowd of over 600 Thoroughbred enthusiasts.
All sessions will be moderated by Steuart Pittman of the Retired Racehorse Project and Anna Ford, Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. The event will take place just 15 miles from the Kentucky horse park. Tickets are limited to 600 and are available for purchase online at https://eventbrite.com/event/15518199352 for $35 each. Proceeds from the event will benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and Retired Racehorse 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 is the nation’s largest racehorse adoption program in the country with facilities in Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania. The program’s mission is to: rehab, retrain, and rehome retired racehorses. In 2014, the program took in over 400 Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds and has placed over 5,500 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 versus retirement, believing that each horse deserves to have an individual home and purpose.
RETIRED RACEHORSE PROJECT
Retired Racehorse Project 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 futures.
RRP programs include educational resources, programs at major horse expos, the Bloodline Brag, the Retired Racehorse Resource Directory, and current listings of some 200 horses available for sale or adoption. RRP’s Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park on October 23-25 will feature 300 horses being trained for up to nine months in 10 disciplines competing for a projected $100,000 in cash and prizes.