Horse Stats
Name: Stevie's Wonder
Barn Name: Stevie
Age: 2012
Gender: Gelding
Height: 16.2 hh
Color: Dk. Bay
Adoption Fee: $800 - Now $400 till 6/30
Location: Hummelstown, PA
Race Stats
Total Starts: 19
Highlights: Winner
Total Earnings: $147,103
Last Race: 7/21/17
Pedigree
Sire: Scat Daddy
Dam: Eagle Sound
Other Notable Pedigree: Storm Cat, Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer
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Description

Stevie’s Wonder also known around the barn as “Stevie” is a big boy who is curious and affectionate! He is good to work around, enjoys grooming and bathing, massage, scratches on the neck, and picks up his feet nicely. Stevie stands for the farrier and is currently wearing front shoes. He is UTD on his vaccines and de-worming. Stevie is currently turned out privately. He has been turned out with other geldings in a small field and is the boss of the field. He’s good leading in and out of the barn. He has no stable vices. 

Under saddle Stevie has three ground covering gaits that are smooth. He’s accepting of the leg and is responsive to the aids. He goes in a single jointed smooth snaffle and has a soft mouth. He is sane and sensible. Stevie is looking for an intermediate level rider that wants to take in the sights and enjoy the slower pace life with him. He is suitable for Dressage, pleasure and trail. He has some jewelry on his front legs that will limit him to a non-jumping home. Approved adopters are welcome to the radiographs and veterinarian evaluation we have on file. This big guy is handsome, lovable, and looking for an adopter who wants a pleasure partner.

 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.