**Express Stride N was used at Equine Affaire in Columbus OH and was a perfect gentleman! He handled the crowds, noise, Draft horses and big wagons like the professional he is!! This guy is a for real gentle giant!!**
Express Stride N is a gorgeous 16.1 hand son of Bettor’s Delight and was imported to the United States from New Zealand! Not many horses can say they are world wide travelers but Strider is! He literally walked up a ramp and got on a jet to fly here! Impressive! He was a fast racehorse and has a mark of 1:49 and earned $233K! He was trained in the United States by 2018 Breeders Crown winning trainer, Mark Harder. Coming from a Grand Circuit barn he has the manners, wisdom and lots of class. We have loved watching him transition from racing professional to quiet riding horse. Although he is a pacer, he prefers to trot under saddle. He is quiet and attentive. Strider has been ridden outside as well and just goes with the flow!. This gentleman will be spectacular as an endurance horse, foxhunter, trail partner and or show partner as well as lovely driving horse! Class, class and more class is what Express Stride N is. He has had excellent care his entire life and it really shows! He is a dream to work with and be around. His handsome face is always happy to see people and greet them as we walk down the aisleway!
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.