The Metro Fund
The painting ex-racehorse horse and international star, Metro Meteor has helped New Vocations establish the “Metro Fund” to support the rehabilitation, retraining, and rehoming of horses at the New Vocations’ facility in Hummelstown, PA.
Two stalls at the facility will be sponsored yearly by the Metro Fund.We speculate that at least ten retired racehorses will directly benefit from the Metro Fund that would otherwise not be able to come into the program due to lack of funding. The horses in the two stalls, along with their progress, will also be spotlighted on both Metro’s website and Facebook page.
Metro Funded Thoroughbreds
1. Payasito – 2010 unraced Indian Charlie gelding. Sustained a sesamoid fracture to left front. Donated to New Vocations on 6/22/13. Adopted 8/30/13 by Bethany B. in GA for dressage and eventually as a therapy horse.
2. Shotgun City – 2009 Mr. Greeley gelding w/ 12 starts, $111,127 earnings. Donated to New Vocations on 8/23/13.
3. Fast Double G – 2009 Fastness(IRE) mare w/ 1 start on track. Sustained chips to left front knee. Donated to New Vocations on 11/22/13. Received knee chip removal surgery 12/27/13. Follow her rehabilitation progress at: Fast Double G Progress Report Adopted 8/22/14 by Susan M. in VA for Hunter/Jumpers.
Be a Metro Fund Supporter
To help Metro help other retired racehorses in need please visit Metro’s website at: www.paintedbymetro.com to buy an original Metro painting on canvas.
There are also prints available of Metro’s artwork in his SmugMug Store
When the once talented racehorse retired and later was found unsuitable for a riding career his owner Ron Krajewski, an artist himself, took on the challenge of teaching him how to paint. Metro quickly found a new calling and his artwork has become highly sought after selling for thousands of dollars. From the beginning, Krajewski organized for 50% of all Metro art sales to be donated to New Vocations. To date over $45,000 has been raised for New Vocations and may double by the end of the year.
Metro and Ron Krajewski
Photo by Wendy Wooley