September 13, 2017 – Lexington, KY — The third annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was an astounding success with over 250 horses traveling from 22 states to compete and nearly $75,000 raised to support racehorse aftercare. Held in conjunction with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), the show offered newly retired racehorses, as well as seasoned show horses, a chance to compete at the iconic Kentucky Horse Park in both the famous Rolex Stadium and Walnut Arena.
The three-day competition concluded with the inaugural T.I.P. Championships, which offered awards and prize money in 12 divisions for hunters, jumpers and pleasure horses.
“We could not be happier both the attendance and support of this horse show,” said New Vocations’ Director of Education and Development Sarah Coleman. “We had horses come as far away as Nevada and New Mexico to compete and show the world just what they can accomplish once retired from the track. It truly was a ‘Thoroughbred Takeover!’”
“Combining our inaugural T.I.P. Championship show with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was the ideal partnership and an excellent way to showcase off-track Thoroughbreds,” said Kristin Leshney, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. “The entire show was extremely successful, and we were thrilled to have more than 119 Thoroughbreds compete in the championships.”
The largest Thoroughbred-only hunter/jumper show to ever take place at the Kentucky Horse Park, the event was truly one for the record books. Highlights of the show include:
- 31 War Horses attended the horse show; a War Horse is one that has won over $100,000 or started more than 50 times. All of the War Horse classes were sponsored by Phil and Anne Creek from 100% Racing in honor of their horse Broad N’ Gentilly.
- Winner of the War Horse English Pleasure Walk/Trot was PA-bred A Lady Called Max, owned by Daunine Hoenemier of Paris, KY. Winner of the War Horse English Pleasure Walk/Trot Canter was MD-bred Saturday at Ten, aka Wahoo HEQ, owned by Jodie Wanenmacher of Georgetown, KY.
- Winner of the War Horse In-Hand was KY-bred Crushing, owned by Georgia Keogh from Lexington, KY.
- Winner of the Homewrecker Racing Open Hunter Derby was PA-bred Felton, shown by Susan Sisco of Stanford, CT.
- The Louise and Leonard Riggio Junior/Amateur Hunter Derby winner was KY bred Irascibull, shown by Jenna Drago of Ravenna, OH.
- Winner of the Jay Em Ess Stable Junior/Amateur Jumper Stake was AZ bred Miners Rosette aka Valkyrie, shown by Josie Butterfield.
- The Sarah and Bob Reeves Open Jumper Stake winner was LA-bred Queen Satin, also known as Satins Angel, shown by Alexa Lee.
About New Vocations
Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 6,000 individuals, with nearly 450 retirees served by the program each year. With six facilities in Kentucky, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options. www.newvocations.org
About The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program:
Created and announced in October 2011, T.I.P. recognizes and rewards the versatility of the Thoroughbred through sponsorship of Thoroughbred classes and high point awards at sanctioned horse shows, year-end performance awards, a recreational riding program and non-competition awards. Additional information about T.I.P. is available at tjctip.com and on the T.I.P. Facebook page at facebook.com/tjctip.
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms, among others.