Horse Stats
Name: Celebrity Stimulus
Barn Name: Stim
Age: 2010
Gender: Gelding
Height: 15 hh
Color: Dark Bay
Adoption Fee: $600 (plus up to $500 shipping credit)
Location: Ballston Spa, NY
Race Stats
Total Starts: 166
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $211,718
Last Race: 12/29/17
Pedigree
Sire: Cantab Hall
Dam: Slow Dance Hanover
Other Notable Pedigree:
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Description

Calm, cool, collected Stim is a fantastic gelding who loves attention and people. He is lower on the pecking order and gets along with even the most difficult horses in turnout. Under saddle, Stim wants to please and is always ready to try something new. 

Stim’s easy-going personality and in-your-pocket nature makes him suitable for anyone to handle on the ground. He is very well-behaved and willing-to-please. Stim needs a confident and quiet rider to continue to bring him along. Having been a trotter on the track, he offers steps of canter, and we can see him cantering consistently in the future. Stim would be an awesome pleasure ride for the smaller rider in his forever home.

Celebrity Stimulus is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such he will receive a shipping credit of up to $500, and an invitation to compete in Challenge-specific classes at the 2019 New Vocations Charity Horse Show Series. R&R adopters who choose to participate in the competition will be eligible to compete for $2,500 in cash and prizes; they will also receive a FREE stall at the Charity Horse Show and FREE entry into Challenge classes.

 

ADOPTION FEE POLICY

New Vocations’ adoption fees are intentionally set lower than the cost of buying most Thoroughbreds or Standardbreds through a private seller. In today’s market, it’s not unusual for horses coming right off the track to be listed for sale at a price between $2,000 and $5,000. At New Vocations, a fee is set for each horse that will ultimately help the horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means the program cannot take in an additional horse until one is adopted. Adopters should be encouraged to know that by adopting a horse through New Vocations, they are actually helping two horses transition to careers outside of racing.

Additionally, adopters get great value for their money: The majority of the horses have been in the program for a minimum of 60 days. During that time, horses are rehabilitated (if needed), socialized with other horses, fully evaluated and worked with by a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses the history of each horse and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.

While adoption fees are low, it should be noted that the costs associated with the ongoing care and additional training for each horse post-adoption can be high. New Vocations hopes that by helping an adopter save money upfront that he or she will have more funds available to cover the ongoing costs of properly caring for a horse.