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Thoroughbreds For All event on April 26, 2013 to promote off-the-track thoroughb
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The Retired Racehorse Training Project (RRTP) and New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program will once again promote adoption of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in their educational and entertaining Thoroughbreds For All event held after Rolex Kentucky on Friday, April 26, 2013 from 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm. This event will be held at West Wind Farm at 4787 Haley Rd., Lexington, KY 40516.

This great evening begins with a southern dinner and cash bar followed by educational and entertaining sessions that include selecting the right Thoroughbred for the job and how to work with off-the-track Thoroughbreds. Learn from the best at this event with the likes of the great Olympic gold medal winning Eventer Phillip Dutton and Hall of Fame and Kentucky Derby winning Jockey Chris McCarron. Well known eventers will be evaluating new incoming horses to the New Vocations program. All sessions will be moderated by Steuart Pittman of RRTP and Anna Ford of New Vocations. Included with your ticket purchase is a tour of the famous Three Chimneys Farm on the morning of April 28 before Rolex show jumping.

                  

 Phillip Dutton and Chris McCarron

Sessions to Include:

Bred to Run: What Racehorses Know

Selecting Your Next Horse for Rolex… or Just Your Next Horse

How Racehorses are Ridden

Getting Started with Your Thoroughbred Off The Track

Online & Printed Catalog of Local Thoroughbreds for Sale or Adoption

All proceeds from this event will go to the following charities that work to get ex-racehorses into new homes with new careers.

The Retired Racehorse Training Project  - This organization makes the effort to increase demand for retired Thoroughbred racehorses as pleasure and sport horses through public events, clinics, training publications, videos and internet tools. Their mission is to facilitate the placement of retired Thoroughbred racehorses in second careers by educating the public about the history, distinctive characteristics, versatility of use, and appropriate care and training of the iconic American Thoroughbred.

New Vocations Thoroughbred Adoption Program - Founded in 1992, New Vocations has become the largest racehorse adoption program in the country and has facilities in: Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The program’s mission is to: rehab, retrain, and re-home retired racehorses. In 2012 the program took in over 400 Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds and has placed close to 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 30 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.

This is a great program to assist those with interest in adopting an off-the-track Thoroughbred to gain the knowledge to have a safe and successful adoption.

This event is limited to 300 people. Tickets are $35.00 and can purchased by going to the event's site.

Photos: Courtesy of New Vocations

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About Sandy Dolan

Owner of Cedar Ridge Farm which operates a children's horseback riding lesson program in Greenville, IN. I have been involved with equine welfare and rescue activities. We have successfully rehomed at risk horses and retrained off the track thoroughbred racehorses in new careers in hunter/jumper, eventing, dressage, and barrel racing disciplines.

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