Jeremiah John is a handsome gelding with a great build and an eye-catching presence. He’s one of those just great all around guys who should be able to excel in a multiple disciplines. He was only lightly raced with 4 starts and came to the program last November shortly after a tendon injury and some minor aches and pains. He has been fully rehabbed and has been started back in transitional training. We have had plenty of time to get to know him and feel he will be suitable for most lower level disciplines especially in the hunter ring or simply a beautiful pleasure horse or foxhunting partner. We have several videos of him both lunging and under saddle to show off his three smooth gaits.
We hope someone will open their barn doors to this stunning gentleman and give him a chance to excel in a new career. He’s been a perfect turn-out mate. He stands well for grooming and the farrier and has been great to have in the program.
Jeremiah John came to our program through Beyond The Wire, we are thankful for their support.
Jeremiah is 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will be invited to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes at the 2020 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, where she will receive a free stall and free entry into R&R Challenge classes (which include English and western pleasure, hunter hack, trail, driving and an in-hand 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.