Announcing our 2015 Thoroughbred Jumper Challenge Series!
Help us showcase the Thoroughbred horse New Stride is proud to recognize, promote, and reward Thoroughbred owners and riders with our third annual Thoroughbred Competition Series. The first two years were run in a Hunter Classic format and this year we’ve opted to run it as a Jumper Challenge to further showcase the versatility of Thoroughbreds. We aim to show the public the best side of the Thoroughbred horse and the industry built around it. Our unique series will raise the profile of Thoroughbreds in sport and will ultimately help find more homes for these magnificent animals. An idea that’s growing and growing… The idea of holding a Thoroughbred Competition Series was spearheaded by our friends Stacey Krembil and Long Run Thoroughbred Adoption Society in Ontario. Over the last five years, they have built it into a highly regarded Hunter Classic Series that draws Thoroughbred enthusiasts ranging from promising amateurs to seasoned professional riders. The Series is showcased at a variety of “A” Circuit and FEI-ranked shows. Working in partnership with Stacey and Long Run, our goal is to build out the same success in British Columbia and create a national Thoroughbred Series over the next few years. Who is eligible to compete and what are the show rules? It’s open to all Thoroughbreds with valid tattoo or papers from The Jockey Club or CTHS. A copy of the papers must be provided to the Horse Show Office. If competitors do not have registration papers, they must provide a letter from a vet confirming their horse’s tattoo number. Competitors can also prove registration online with New Stride here. Competitors will have a choice in two heights (0.75m or 0.9m). The Horse/Rider combination will jump their chosen height in both rounds. The class will be run in an immediate jump off format (FEI Article 238 Table A, 2.2). Winner will receive a Cooler. Points will be awarded to the top Horse/Rider combinations. These points will go towards the $500 East-West Series Challenge Bonus for the top point Thoroughbred of 2015. Questions about the competition? Read our FAQs!
Looking for sponsors!
We are currently looking for sponsors for the finale of our 2015 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
Our 2015 Schedule: $1,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series sponsored by Hastings Racecourse June 24-28, 2015 Thunderbird Show Park $1,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series sponsored by Austeville Properties Ltd July 15-19, 2015 Milner Downs Equestrian Center $1,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series sponsored by Great Canadian Gaming Corp July 22-26, 2015 Milner Downs Equestrian Center $3,000 New Stride Jumper Challenge Finale sponsored by North American TB Horse Co & Shannon Stables September 17-20, 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org she can make the necessary arrangements.