Paid Admission, aka Oscar, is such a regal gentleman! He had an impressive 34 start racing career and has retired with earnings of $296k. His race record is the picture of consistency, this superb guy showed up with his game face on every time. Now he has the been there done that air you would expect from a veteran. He is lovely to work around and is in no hurry to go anywhere anymore! He is middle of the herd and is unlikely to partake in too much of the youngsters rowdy antics. He is happy outside most of the time and comes inside during the day. Oscar is a cribber.
Under saddle, Oscar is very straightforward and easy. At the walk and trot he is already almost quiet enough to be a lesson horse. He just needs to figure out this new way of cantering we are asking him to d then he will be gold! He just gets confused when you ask him to balance, he isnt sure whether that means to break to the trot or canter faster. Im certain it wont take long for the puzzle piece to click in place for him. He has a natural head carriage, he just drops his head and marches along. He has the same nonchalant attitude out on the trails with friends. Oscar has a fabulous work ethic for an intermediate rider who takes lessons or an advanced rider. Oscar is best suited for pleasure riding, lower level dressage and low level jumping careers.
Paid Admission 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 $5,000 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.