New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society’s

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New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society’s first annual

100-Day Trainer Challenge a resounding success

Vancouver, BC, October 13, 2014 – New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society is pleased to announce the results of the first annual 100-Day Trainer Challenge.

New Stride’s 100-Day Trainer Challenge showcased five Thoroughbred ex-racehorses as they transitioned into new careers.  New Stride promoted their journey throughout the 100-days and educated the public on the athleticism and intelligence of the breed as well as their suitability as a sport horse and useful riding horse.  The Challenge culminated with a Thoroughbred Showcase at Thunderbird Show Park on October 4, 2014.  The end goal is placement of the five horses into permanent homes through private sale.

“Thoroughbreds are such an incredibly versatile breed,” said Bill Randall, President of New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. “Our Challenge showed the public what these horses are capable of doing, ultimately promoting ownership of Thoroughbreds and helping to transition more horses into new careers.”

Results:

  1. Margaret Woloschuk & Svana
  2. Rayme McMahon & Trick of the North
  3. Estelle Baker & Remembering When
  4. Alicia Harper & Lend Me an Ear

Note: Keelly Reggelsen & Almost Time had to withdraw from competition due to a minor health issue.  New Stride is certain they would have been formidable competitors were they able to participate in the finale.

Trainer bios:

Estelle Baker, Vancouver, BC – Estelle has been riding and competing for 20 years.  She has competed to NZ Level 3 Dressage, show jumping, training level eventing, and has hunted full-wire.  Estelle works with young horses and focuses on making them fun all-rounders before focusing on a specific discipline.

Alicia Harper, Mission, BC – Alicia owns a training facility in Mission where she teaches Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western. Alicia has over 20 years of riding experience in many disciplines.  Alicia is a certified Equine Canada Competition Coach and has sat on the Board of Horse Council BC.

Rayme McMahon, Langley, BC – Rayme is a 62 year-old dressage coach with over 45 years’ experience of riding, competing, coaching and breeding.  Rayme has retrained multiple ex-racehorses that have gone on to become trail riding horses, jumpers, grand prix dressage, and one that carried a junior rider to team gold in the 2010 BC summer games.

Keelly Reggelsen, Armstrong, BC – Keelly has a training program in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and coaches riders of various levels to excel competitively in Hunter, Jumper, Dressage, 3 Day Event, and Pleasure.  She has experience starting yearlings for the track, finishing second level dressage prospects, and working up to 1.20m jumpers.

Margaret Woloschuk – Ladner, BC – Margaret comes from a background of Eventing, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper.  She has a training program where she focuses on coaching and training all breeds of horses.  She specializes in developing young and green horses for their first experiences in the show ring.

Horse bios:

Almost Time – 8 year-old BC bred gelding sired by Finality out of Vainglorious by Cutlass Reality.  Almost Time had 24 starts including 10 wins and earnings of over $360,000.

Lend Me an Ear – 12-year old BC bred gelding by Humpty’s Hoedown out of Golden Degree by Golden Reserve.  He had 45 starts and earnings of over $71,000.

Remembering When – 5 year-old BC bred mare sired by Sungold out of Down Memory Lane by Maudlin.  She has 15 starts under her belt.

Svana – 3 year-old BC bred filly sired by Alybro out of Hansa by Travelling Victor.

Trick of the North – 13-year old BC bred gelding sired by Western Trick out of Remarkable Gal by Regal Remark.  Trick of the North had 74 starts and is a Grade 3 stakes winner with earnings of $460,000.

Details about the Challenge can be found online at: http://newstride.com/tb-showcase/100-day-trainer-challenge/

About New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society:

New Stride is a registered charity dedicated to finding adoptive homes and new careers for Thoroughbred racehorses.  The charity was founded at Hastings Racecourse in 2002 by a group of concerned owners, breeders and backstretch workers who sought to provide a dignified retirement for as many Thoroughbreds as possible.

During its existence New Stride has placed over 130 Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes and assisted many owners and trainers in connecting horses coming off the track with opportunities for new careers and homes. The organization also offers assistance to Thoroughbred owners outside the racing community in the form of information, advice and free advertising of horses for sale on its website.  For more information, visit: www.newstride.com

For media inquiries, please contact:

Bill Randall

President, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Phone: (604) 671-3077

Email: brandall@newstride.com

 

Kim Inglis

Director, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Phone: (416) 278-1005

Email: kinglis@newstride.com

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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NEW STRIDE – Visit our Shed Row Market & watch our 100-Day Trainer Challenge finale!

October 4 & 5, 2014 10:00am to 4:00pm each day Thunderbird Show Park 24550 72nd Ave, Langley, BC (Corner of 72nd Ave & 248th St) Join us at our 6th Annual Market Shed Row Fall Market for everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast and more. Help support these beautiful animals with food and shelter until they are retrained and adopted. Featuring the culmination and judging of the 100 Day Trainer Challenge, meet previously adopted Thoroughbreds and their owners, family entertainment , local crafters and produce, food. All indoors for 2014.

For more information please visit www.theshedrowmarket.com or phone: 778-985-5673

Meet our 100-Day Trainer Challenge competitors!

Interested in one of the Trainer Challenge horses?  All of the horses will be available for private sale on Oct. 4th.  Click here to contact the trainers for pricing. Almost Time & trainer Keelly Reggelson: Lend Me an Ear & trainer Alicia Harper: Remembering When & trainer Estelle Baker: Svana & trainer Margaret Woloschuk: Trick of the North & trainer Rayme McMahon:

$7,500 New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Hunter Classic Series was a great success!

Our second annual $7,500 New Stride TB Adoption Society Hunter Classic Series concluded with our $3,000 finale!  Click here for more details

Results:

Pictured here is finale winner, Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie!

September 21, 2014 – $3,000 TB Hunter Classic Finale Sponsored by Hastings Racecourse & Shannon Stables

  1. Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie
  2. Cheer Louder & Olivia Carr
  3. Count Louder & Robyn Kopala
  4. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen

July 26, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by Great Canadian Gaming Corp

  1. Calista & Michelle Forest
  2. I Saw Some & Jessica Tobin
  3. Solaris & Jayne Pollock
  4. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen

Pictured here is Eccentric ridden by Nicole Prowse!  Photo credit: Violet Lind/Skyline Photography

July 19, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by Austeville Properties Ltd

  1. Eccentric & Nicole Prowse
  2. Demarco & Jody Bellefleur
  3. Solaris & Jayne Pollock
  4. Kentucky Rain & Karen Fraser
  5. Cheer Louder & Robyn Kopala

Pictured here is Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie and Benjamin Button & Katz Piller.

June 29, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by North American TB Horse Co

  1. Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie
  2. Benjamin Button & Katz Piller
  3. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen
  4. Bailey & Katie Street
  5. Shirley & Coralei Still
  6. Mocha Joe & Karen Perry

Looking for sponsors!

We are currently looking for sponsors for the finale of our 100-Day Trainer Challenge.  Click here to get more details. Many thanks to the sponsors of our Hunter Classic Series: Austeville Properties, Chiefswood Stables, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, Hastings Racecourse, North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, and Shannon Stables Ltd.

Save the date

We’ve got a bunch of upcoming events:
  • October 4 – 100-Day Trainer Challenge at Thunderbird Show Park
  • October 4-5 – Shed Row Market at Thunderbird Show Park

Mark your calendars and keep an eye open for updates!

Attention all racehorse owners

Did you know that you can automatically donate 1% of your purse winnings during the Hastings Racecourse 2014 racing season to New Stride and receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes?  It’s simple!  Simply stop by the Horseman’s Bookkeepers Office at Hastings and fill out a form.  You can also contact the wonderful Merrilee Elliot at merrilee@bctoba.comand she can make the necessary arrangements

 

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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The New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society is presenting the Shed Row Market this coming weekend (October 4 & 5) at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley. The event will feature about 20 vendors (food, flowers, art, home decor, jewelry, clothing, art & crafts, +++). Several New Stride “graduates” will be there with their new owners to demonstrate the value and versatility of off-track Thoroughbreds, and the “family weekend” theme will be supported by balloon artists, pony rides and face painting. Admission is by donation to New Stride, and all other proceeds will go to New Stride, too.

Event details are posted at www.TheShedRowMarket.com.

We’re looking for sponsors for some of these activities and hope that as individuals you will consider “adopting” one of the following sponsorship opportunities:

The Doodle Girls Facepainting – $100

Go Bonkers Balloon Art Entertainment – $320

Stalls at Thunderbird for the New Stride graduates – $30 per stall per day (15 stalls needed)

Ferry costs for transporting New Stride graduates to Thunderbird – $500 total

If you prefer, you can also make a general donation to support the other costs of the event. All donations will be acknowledged on the website and at the event (unless you specify otherwise), and you’ll receive a charitable tax donation receipt, too. And, of course, you’re welcome to attend The Shed Row Market, too!

Linda

NEW STRIDE – Visit our Shed Row Market & watch our 100-Day Trainer Challenge finale!

 

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Visit our Shed Row Market & watch our 100-Day Trainer Challenge finale!

October 4 & 5, 2014 10:00am to 4:00pm each day Thunderbird Show Park 24550 72nd Ave, Langley, BC (Corner of 72nd Ave & 248th St) Join us at our 6th Annual Market Shed Row Fall Market for everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast and more. Help support these beautiful animals with food and shelter until they are retrained and adopted. Featuring the culmination and judging of the 100 Day Trainer Challenge, meet previously adopted Thoroughbreds and their owners, family entertainment , local crafters and produce, food. All indoors for 2014.

For more information please visit www.theshedrowmarket.com or phone: 778-985-5673

Meet our 100-Day Trainer Challenge competitors!

Interested in one of the Trainer Challenge horses?  All of the horses will be available for private sale on Oct. 4th.  Click here to contact the trainers for pricing. Almost Time & trainer Keelly Reggelson: Lend Me an Ear & trainer Alicia Harper: Remembering When & trainer Estelle Baker: Svana & trainer Margaret Woloschuk: Trick of the North & trainer Rayme McMahon:

$7,500 New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Hunter Classic Series was a great success!

Our second annual $7,500 New Stride TB Adoption Society Hunter Classic Series concluded with our $3,000 finale!  Click here for more details

Results:

Pictured here is finale winner, Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie!

September 21, 2014 – $3,000 TB Hunter Classic Finale Sponsored by Hastings Racecourse & Shannon Stables

  1. Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie
  2. Cheer Louder & Olivia Carr
  3. Count Louder & Robyn Kopala
  4. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen

July 26, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by Great Canadian Gaming Corp

  1. Calista & Michelle Forest
  2. I Saw Some & Jessica Tobin
  3. Solaris & Jayne Pollock
  4. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen

Pictured here is Eccentric ridden by Nicole Prowse!  Photo credit: Violet Lind/Skyline Photography

July 19, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by Austeville Properties Ltd

  1. Eccentric & Nicole Prowse
  2. Demarco & Jody Bellefleur
  3. Solaris & Jayne Pollock
  4. Kentucky Rain & Karen Fraser
  5. Cheer Louder & Robyn Kopala

Pictured here is Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie and Benjamin Button & Katz Piller.

June 29, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by North American TB Horse Co

  1. Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie
  2. Benjamin Button & Katz Piller
  3. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen
  4. Bailey & Katie Street
  5. Shirley & Coralei Still
  6. Mocha Joe & Karen Perry

Looking for sponsors!

We are currently looking for sponsors for the finale of our 100-Day Trainer Challenge.  Click here to get more details. Many thanks to the sponsors of our Hunter Classic Series: Austeville Properties, Chiefswood Stables, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, Hastings Racecourse, North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, and Shannon Stables Ltd.

Save the date

We’ve got a bunch of upcoming events:
  • October 4 – 100-Day Trainer Challenge at Thunderbird Show Park
  • October 4-5 – Shed Row Market at Thunderbird Show Park

Mark your calendars and keep an eye open for updates!

Attention all racehorse owners

Did you know that you can automatically donate 1% of your purse winnings during the Hastings Racecourse 2014 racing season to New Stride and receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes?  It’s simple!  Simply stop by the Horseman’s Bookkeepers Office at Hastings and fill out a form.  You can also contact the wonderful Merrilee Elliot at merrilee@bctoba.comand she can make the necessary arrangements

NEW STRIDE – Visit our Shed Row Market & watch our 100-Day Trainer Challenge finale!

New_Stride_Thoroughbred_Adoption_Society1357328332Visit our Shed Row Market & watch our 100-Day Trainer Challenge finale!

October 4 & 5, 2014 10:00am to 4:00pm each day Thunderbird Show Park 24550 72nd Ave, Langley, BC (Corner of 72nd Ave & 248th St)
Join us at our 6th Annual Market Shed Row Fall Market for everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast and more. Help support these beautiful animals with food and shelter until they are retrained and adopted.
Featuring the culmination and judging of the 100 Day Trainer Challenge, meet previously adopted Thoroughbreds and their owners, family entertainment , local crafters and produce, food. All indoors for 2014.

For more information please visit www.theshedrowmarket.com or phone: 778-985-5673

Meet our 100-Day Trainer Challenge competitors!

Interested in one of the Trainer Challenge horses?  All of the horses will be available for private sale on Oct. 4th.  Click here to contact the trainers for pricing.
Almost Time & trainer Keelly Reggelson:

Lend Me an Ear & trainer Alicia Harper:

Remembering When & trainer Estelle Baker:

Svana & trainer Margaret Woloschuk:

Trick of the North & trainer Rayme McMahon:

$7,500 New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Hunter Classic Series was a great success!

Our second annual $7,500 New Stride TB Adoption Society Hunter Classic Series concluded with our $3,000 finale!  Click here for more details

Results:

Pictured here is finale winner, Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie!

September 21, 2014 – $3,000 TB Hunter Classic Finale Sponsored by Hastings Racecourse & Shannon Stables

  1. Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie
  2. Cheer Louder & Olivia Carr
  3. Count Louder & Robyn Kopala
  4. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen

July 26, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by Great Canadian Gaming Corp

  1. Calista & Michelle Forest
  2. I Saw Some & Jessica Tobin
  3. Solaris & Jayne Pollock
  4. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen

Pictured here is Eccentric ridden by Nicole Prowse!  Photo credit: Violet Lind/Skyline Photography

July 19, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by Austeville Properties Ltd

  1. Eccentric & Nicole Prowse
  2. Demarco & Jody Bellefleur
  3. Solaris & Jayne Pollock
  4. Kentucky Rain & Karen Fraser
  5. Cheer Louder & Robyn Kopala

Pictured here is Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie and Benjamin Button & Katz Piller.

June 29, 2014 – $1,500 TB Hunter Classic Sponsored by North American TB Horse Co

  1. Perfectly Unchecked & Jenna Ritchie
  2. Benjamin Button & Katz Piller
  3. Olympic Debut & Heather Keen
  4. Bailey & Katie Street
  5. Shirley & Coralei Still
  6. Mocha Joe & Karen Perry

Looking for sponsors!

We are currently looking for sponsors for the finale of our 100-Day Trainer Challenge.  Click here to get more details.
Many thanks to the sponsors of our Hunter Classic Series: Austeville Properties, Chiefswood Stables, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, Hastings Racecourse, North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, and Shannon Stables Ltd.

Save the date

We’ve got a bunch of upcoming events:
  • October 4 – 100-Day Trainer Challenge at Thunderbird Show Park
  • October 4-5 – Shed Row Market at Thunderbird Show Park

Mark your calendars and keep an eye open for updates!

Attention all racehorse owners

Did you know that you can automatically donate 1% of your purse winnings during the Hastings Racecourse 2014 racing season to New Stride and receive a charitable receipt for tax purposes?  It’s simple!  Simply stop by the Horseman’s Bookkeepers Office at Hastings and fill out a form.  You can also contact the wonderful Merrilee Elliot at merrilee@bctoba.comand she can make the necessary arrangements.

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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Farm market to benefit newly retired racehorses

Langley, BC, September 24, 2014The New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society will hold its 6th annual Fall Shed Row Market on October 4th and 5th at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley.

Shoppers will be able to peruse an array of locally-made goods, from organic vegetables and artisan cheese to handmade jewellery, art and home décor.  The family-themed event will feature pony rides, face painters, balloon artists, and a live ‘Meet the Graduates’ performance featuring past New Stride horses.  Proceeds will go directly to supporting the housing, rehabilitation and training of retired Thoroughbred racehorses.

This year’s market will also feature New Stride’s first annual 100-Day Trainer Challenge. The Challenge showcases Thoroughbred ex-racehorses as they transition into new careers.  New Stride has been promoting their journey throughout the 100-days and educating the public on the athleticism and intelligence of the breed as well as their suitability as a sport horse and useful riding horse.  The Challenge culminates with a Thoroughbred Showcase at the Fall Shed Row Market on October 4, 2014.  The end goal is placement of the five horses into permanent homes through a private sale.

The harvest-themed market — which is named for a row or double row of horse barns with individual stalls facing a walkway commonly found at the racetrack — got its start in 2009 at Barb Beaton’s Fields & Flowers Farm in Langley as a way to honour her wonderful thoroughbred stallion Musing (a former racehorse who became a noted sire of hunters and jumpers in his career after the track) and to raise funds and generate awareness for the New Stride organization.

“The community has made this event a huge success and contributed greatly to our program year after year,” says New Stride President Bill Randall. “The market is one of our largest fundraising events away from the track and the money raised helps us fund spaces to take on new horses and ultimately more adoptions. Everyone who’s come to the Market has contributed significantly to the work of New Stride.”

Further details regarding The Shed Row Market including a complete list of vendors, can be found by visiting www.theshedrowmarket.com.

Details about the Challenge can be found online at: http://newstride.com/tb-showcase/100-day-trainer-challenge/

About New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society:

Founded in 2002, the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society facilitates adoption and care and retraining for non-competitive and injured thoroughbreds. Staffed by volunteers, New Stride facilitates both an adoption program for recently retired racehorses and a sponsorship program for horse lovers who cannot take on the care of a retired racehorse, but would like to support one of these beautiful animals in their new life.

During its existence New Stride has placed over 130 Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes and assisted many owners and trainers in connecting horses coming off the track with opportunities for new careers and homes. The organization also offers assistance to Thoroughbred owners outside the racing community in the form of information, advice and free advertising of horses for sale on its website.

More information about the society and horses available for sponsorship or adoption can be found by visiting www.newstride.com.

 

For more information, please contact:

Bill Randall President, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Mobile: (604) 671-3077 E: brandall@newstride.com

Carmen Kramer Program Coordinator, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Mobile: (778) 985-5673 E: carmen@newstride.com

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

Farm market to benefit newly retired racehorses

Langley, BC, September 24, 2014The New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society will hold its 6th annual Fall Shed Row Market on October 4th and 5th at the Thunderbird Show Park in Langley.

Shoppers will be able to peruse an array of locally-made goods, from organic vegetables and artisan cheese to handmade jewellery, art and home décor.  The family-themed event will feature pony rides, face painters, balloon artists, and a live ‘Meet the Graduates’ performance featuring past New Stride horses.  Proceeds will go directly to supporting the housing, rehabilitation and training of retired Thoroughbred racehorses.

This year’s market will also feature New Stride’s first annual 100-Day Trainer Challenge. The Challenge showcases Thoroughbred ex-racehorses as they transition into new careers.  New Stride has been promoting their journey throughout the 100-days and educating the public on the athleticism and intelligence of the breed as well as their suitability as a sport horse and useful riding horse.  The Challenge culminates with a Thoroughbred Showcase at the Fall Shed Row Market on October 4, 2014.  The end goal is placement of the five horses into permanent homes through a private sale.

The harvest-themed market — which is named for a row or double row of horse barns with individual stalls facing a walkway commonly found at the racetrack — got its start in 2009 at Barb Beaton’s Fields & Flowers Farm in Langley as a way to honour her wonderful thoroughbred stallion Musing (a former racehorse who became a noted sire of hunters and jumpers in his career after the track) and to raise funds and generate awareness for the New Stride organization.

“The community has made this event a huge success and contributed greatly to our program year after year,” says New Stride President Bill Randall. “The market is one of our largest fundraising events away from the track and the money raised helps us fund spaces to take on new horses and ultimately more adoptions. Everyone who’s come to the Market has contributed significantly to the work of New Stride.”

Further details regarding The Shed Row Market including a complete list of vendors, can be found by visiting www.theshedrowmarket.com.

Details about the Challenge can be found online at: http://newstride.com/tb-showcase/100-day-trainer-challenge/

About New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society:

Founded in 2002, the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society facilitates adoption and care and retraining for non-competitive and injured thoroughbreds. Staffed by volunteers, New Stride facilitates both an adoption program for recently retired racehorses and a sponsorship program for horse lovers who cannot take on the care of a retired racehorse, but would like to support one of these beautiful animals in their new life.

During its existence New Stride has placed over 130 Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes and assisted many owners and trainers in connecting horses coming off the track with opportunities for new careers and homes. The organization also offers assistance to Thoroughbred owners outside the racing community in the form of information, advice and free advertising of horses for sale on its website.

More information about the society and horses available for sponsorship or adoption can be found by visiting www.newstride.com.

 

For more information, please contact:

Bill Randall
President, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
Mobile: (604) 671-3077
E: brandall@newstride.com

Carmen Kramer
Program Coordinator, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
Mobile: (778) 985-5673
E: carmen@newstride.com