06/29/2012 5:34PM

New Vocations holding annual benefit show


New Vocations, a group dedicated to the post-racing lives of horses, will host its ninth annual charity horse show, including 15 Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program classes, July 7-8 in Delaware, Ohio.

The hunter and dressage show offers both Thoroughbred and open classes and will take place at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. The deadline for dressage entries has passed, but the show is still taking entries for the hunter show. Early discounted entries are due July 1, and entries also will be taken (but with no discount) at the show.

The show includes dressage as well as a variety of hunter classes, both under saddle and over fences. Among the Thoroughbred classes are "war horse" in-hand and under-saddle classes for former racehorses who have run at least 50 times or won more than $100,000. Injuries will not be judged in these classes, but soundness will be.

The show is sanctioned by the Ohio and Kentucky Hunter Jumper Associations and the Tri-State Horse Show Association. It spotlights Thoroughbreds and also raises funds for the New Vocations program, which rehabilitates, retrains, and finds new homes for retired racehorses through six facilities that serve more than 40 racetracks.

The 2012 event's sponsors include the Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, Whitehorse Stables, James and Anita Cauley, Homewrecker Racing, Eisaman Equine, and 100% Racing.

More show information is available at www.newvocations.org.