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New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show included 250 horses from 22 states, raised $75k

The third annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show featured over 250 horses traveling from 22 states to compete and nearly $75,000 raised to support racehorse aftercare.

Held in conjunction with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), the show offered newly retired racehorses, as well as seasoned show horses, a chance to compete at the iconic Kentucky Horse Park in both the famous Rolex Stadium and Walnut Arena.

The three-day competition concluded with the inaugural T.I.P. Championships, which offered awards and prize money in 12 divisions for hunters, jumpers and pleasure horses.

Open Jumper Stakes winner

“We could not be happier both the attendance and support of this horse show,” said New Vocations’ Director of Education and Development Sarah Coleman. “We had horses come as far away as Nevada and New Mexico to compete and show the world just what they can accomplish once retired from the track. It truly was a ‘Thoroughbred Takeover!’”

“Combining our inaugural T.I.P. Championship show with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was the ideal partnership and an excellent way to showcase off-track Thoroughbreds,” said Kristin Leshney, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P.

“The entire show was extremely successful, and we were thrilled to have more than 119 Thoroughbreds compete in the championships.”

The largest Thoroughbred-only hunter/jumper show to ever take place at the Kentucky Horse Park, the event was truly one for the record books.

Highlights of the show included:
· 31 War Horses attended the horse show; a War Horse is one that has won over $100,000 or started more than 50 times. All of the War Horse classes were sponsored by Phil and Anne Creek from 100% Racing in honor of their horse Broad N’ Gentilly.

· Winner of the War Horse English Pleasure Walk/Trot was PA-bred A Lady Called Max, owned by Daunine Hoenemier of Paris, KY. Winner of the War Horse English Pleasure Walk/Trot Canter was MD-bred Saturday at Ten, aka Wahoo HEQ, owned by Jodie Wanenmacher of Georgetown.

· Winner of the War Horse In-Hand was KY-bred Crushing, owned by Georgia Keogh from Lexington.

· Winner of the Homewrecker Racing Open Hunter Derby was PA-bred Felton, shown by Susan Sisco of Stanford, CT. 

· The Louise and Leonard Riggio Junior/Amateur Hunter Derby winner was KY bred Irascibull, shown by Jenna Drago of Ravenna, OH.

· Winner of the Jay Em Ess Stable Junior/Amateur Jumper Stake was AZ bred Miners Rosette aka Valkyrie, shown by Josie Butterfield.

· The Sarah and Bob Reeves Open Jumper Stake winner was LA-bred Queen Satin, also known as Satins Angel, shown by Alexa Lee.

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