02/12/2015 1:59PM

New Vocations to host annual Thoroughbreds for All Event


New Vocations will host its annual Thoroughbreds For All event, showcasing the usefulness of Thoroughbreds for second careers, the evening of Friday, April 24 in Lexington, Ky.

Thoroughbreds For All, which typically showcases several Thoroughbreds available for adoption via New Vocations, is annually held in conjunction with the Rolex Kentucky three-day event at the Kentucky Horse Park, a four-star evening competition that frequently includes former racehorses at the top level.

This year’s presenters include elite event rider Laine Ashker, whose mounts include off-the-track Thoroughbred Anthony Patch; international rider, trainer, and clinician Reese Koffler-Stanfield; and Kentucky Reining Cup and All-American Quarter Horse Congress Freestyle Reining winner Dan James. All demonstrations will be moderated by New Vocations program director Anna Ford, and by Retired Racehorse Project president Steuart Pittman.

“Each year, we look forward to opening our doors to the hundreds of equestrians and passionate Thoroughbred lovers who are interested in learning more about this extremely talented, versatile breed,” Ford said. “We hope that by bringing top trainers from a variety of disciplines together to demonstrate their knowledge of off-the-track Thoroughbreds that the audience leave our event even more inspired about the Thoroughbred breed--and ultimately consider giving one of them a home and second career.”

The event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. at New Vocations’ Lexington facility, West Wind Farm. Tickets, benefitting New Vocations and the Retired Racehorse Project are $35 and include a Southern-style buffet dinner. For tickets, click here.