Horse Stats
Name: On Shore Leave
Barn Name: Shelly
Age: 2014
Gender: Mare
Height: 16 hh
Color: Liver Chestnut
Adoption Fee: $1,000
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 20
Highlights: Unplaced
Total Earnings: $4,590
Last Race: 7/4/19
Sire: Midshipman
Dam: Thrill Seeker
Other Notable Pedigree: Unbridled Song, Seattle Slew, Blushing Groom
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On Shore Leave also known around the barn as “Shelly” is a sweet adorable mare! She is kind and gentle natured. Shelly loves to be pampered with a gentle brushing or a warm bubble bath. She is easy going and is good to handle on the ground. Shelly is currently turned out with a small group of mares and gets along with everyone. She stands for the farrier and is currently wearing front steel shoes. 

Under saddle, Shelly is an all-around gem! She has three good ground covering gaits. Shelly is easy going and has no known injuries. She has just started over a few small cross-rails and demonstrated willingness to try something new. Shelly is suitable for an intermediate rider with a trainer. She is a great h/j prospect. Shelly is a clean slate that can go in any direction. Don’t pass up this ginger!




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, we set a fee that will ultimately help each horse find a home quickly. The program’s facilities are always at full capacity, which means we 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.

In general, our fees are set at $500, $1,000 or $1,000 with a $1,500 donation.

  • $1,000 with a $1,500 donation: This range is for horses that we consider to be the cream of the crop or “unicorn” horses. They are horses that have few or no limitations and great conformation, movement and size.
  • $1,000: This range is for horses that are suitable for a competitive career up to a certain level (for example, cleared for 2’6” but not necessarily 3’). They may have been fully rehabbed from an injury but have been cleared by our veterinarians for most disciplines.
  • $500: This range is for horses that are limited to a flat, trail or companion-type home. These horses are healthy and have been fully rehabbed and evaluated by a vet.

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 in work with a professional trainer. New Vocations fully discloses each horse’s history and provides all available medical records, many of which include X-ray and ultrasounds.

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