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Pony Club Challenge

New Vocations

Award Date: November 11, 2016
Awarded: $230,000

New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program has partnered with the US Pony Club creating an educational, incentive based challenge for Pony Club students that will increase both adoption awareness and the number of retired racehorses being moved into homes. The goal is for New Vocations to provide up to 100 free retired racehorses over a two and half year period to pre-approved Pony Club students or Pony Club Riding Centers and provide a stipend to help cover expenses associated with the care each horse.

Students and riding centers will have a minimum of a year to get their horse ready for a final competition at the Pony Club Championship in July 2018 (first 50 horses) and again for July 2019 (additional 50 horses). New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes.