Horse Stats
Name: Pop Diva
Barn Name: Diva
Age: 2004
Gender: Mare
Height: 16 hh
Color: Bay
Adoption Fee: $400
Location: Laurelville, OH
Race Stats
Total Starts: 35
Total Earnings: $121,336
Last Race: 4/11/08
Sire: Western Ideal
Dam: Pop Art
Other Notable Pedigree: Artsplace
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Beautiful Pop Diva was a superstar young racemare that made over $120,000 in just 35 lifetime starts!  Then came a decade as a successful broodmare, so this lovely girl has had two fabulous careers already and is branching out on her third as a riding horse! We see this kind mare partnering with an adopter looking to recreational ride around  the farm and down the trails. She’s very sound and has no bad habits. She gets along well in turnout with other horses and was much loved at her previous barn. *Not suitable for breeding


Diva is 2020 Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she will be invited to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes at a 2020 New Vocations Charity Horse Show, 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). 



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.