Sneaky Fudge Face is also known as “Fiona” around the barn. She is a talented girl with potential to spare. Fiona has a tall, narrow frame with an athletic build. Sneaky Fudge Face also has several stand-out bloodlines for sport horse prospect, such as Blushing Groom (FR) and Nasrullah.
She is a sweet, playful horse who loves attention and is an easy-going turnout partner. She’s currently turned out with a group of mares. She loves being groomed and stands well as for saddling. She is also quite well behaved for the farrier– she just likes to chew on her lead rope to entertain herself while she is being worked on sometimes!
Under saddle, Fiona has three floaty gaits. She is a quick learner. She does still need time to develop staightness and a more correct feel for contact on the bit. As such, she would do best with a rider who can continue her progress. Fiona retired sound and hasn’t had a single lame step in training. She does make some noise at the canter. We have had her scoped and our vet has recommended that she is not suitable for Dressage or Eventing. That doesn’t stop her though, she is still suitable for hunters or jumpers. She is keen to the fences and loves to jump. She is a superb athlete who is sure to make a great partner! She is suitable for an intermediate or advanced level rider.
Sneaky Fudge Face is Retrained & Remarkable Challenge eligible. As such she 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.