On April 8, 2017, Equestrian Canada (EC) honoured some of Canada’s outstanding equestrians, organizations and horses during the 2017 EC Awards Reception, presented by Boehringer Ingelheim. New Stride was nominated for, and won, the Boehringer Ingelheim-Equestrian Canada Horse Health and Welfare Award – an award that recognizes an individual or organization that has for an extended period of time, contributed directly to the improvement of horse health and welfare in Canada. Congratulations!
The 100-Day Trainer Challenge is a showcase of Off-the-track Thoroughbreds as they prepare for their life after racing. The process follows their journey through 100-days, showcasing these horses’ athleticism and intelligence as a sport and riding horse. Our goal is to find permanent homes for these beautiful animals.
Category: Racing – Owner Contest
Five trainers will compete for the Top Thoroughbred Title at the Thoroughbred Showcase at Thunderbird Show Park on October 4th, 2014. The Winner will be decided by a combination of judges’ scores.
The scores will be based on a combination of three classes:
– In-Hand – Demonstrates the horse’s tractability and maneuverability on the ground. Horses will be required to walk and trot along with the handler, turn on the haunches, turn on the forehand and sidepass.
– Flat Class – Horses will be shown at walk, trot and canter. They may be ridden English or Western.
– Freestyle Class – This is the Trainer’s chance to showcase what the horse has learned in 100 days and their suitability for their chosen discipline.
– Horses must be Thoroughbreds that have raced or trained in British Columbia
– Off-the-track Thoroughbreds that have already been used as riding horses are not eligible.
– Stallions must be gelded.
– All horses will be vetted for soundness and athleticism prior to being accepted. All horses must pass the vet check.
Trainers will draw from a pool of five horses. One horse will be assigned as a back-up in case of injury. Horse selection will take place on June 21st, 2014 at Hastings Racecourse.
– Trainers must be current members of Horse Council BC in good standing.
– Challenge horses may not be trained by any other individual during the 100-day training period.
For FAQ and and Full Contest Details please see HERE
– June 1st, 2014 – Application Deadline
– June 15th, 2014 – Trainers & Horses Announced
– June 21st, 2014 – Horse Selection at Hastings Racecourse
– June 25th, 2014 – Horse Must Move To New Training Facility
– October 4th, 2014 – 100-Day Trainer Challenge at Thunderbird Show Park
Register: To register visit New Stride HERE
New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
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New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society back for a fourth year with
$7,500 Jumper Challenge Series
Langley, BC, June 15, 2016 – New Stride is proud to recognize, promote, and reward Thoroughbred owners and riders with its fourth annual $7,500 Jumper Challenge Series for 2016.
“Our goal is to showcase the best side of the Thoroughbred horse to the general public, as well as to the industry built around it,” said Bill Randall, President of New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. “This unique Jumper Challenge Series raises the profile of Thoroughbreds in sport, and will ultimately help find more homes for these magnificent, versatile animals.”
New Stride’s $7,500 Thoroughbred Jumper Challenge Series will take place at Thunderbird Show Park on July 2, followed by Milner Downs Equestrian Centre on July 23 and 30. The Finale will be held at Thunderbird Show Park on September 24. The Series will be open to all riders and registered Thoroughbred horses with fences being set at the horses’ respective division heights (a choice of three heights). An additional $500 in prize money will be awarded to the top overall Thoroughbred/rider combination as part of the annual East-West Series Challenge Bonus.
Inspired by the Thoroughbred Hunter Classic Series that was first spearheaded by Stacey Krembil and Long Run Thoroughbred Adoption Society in Ontario, New Stride wanted to introduce a similar competition to the West coast, in the hopes of eventually creating a national Series in the coming years. The Thoroughbred Hunter Classic Series has seen tremendous success in Ontario, and is now highly regarded as a Series that draws Thoroughbred enthusiasts ranging from promising amateurs to
seasoned professional riders. The Series is also showcased at a variety of “A” Circuit and FEI-ranked shows.
Back for a fourth year and looking for enthusiastic Thoroughbred owners and riders to participate in the Jumper Challenge Series, New Stride is pleased to recognize Hastings Racecourse, Austeville Properties, Great Canadian Gaming Corp., North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Shannon Stables Ltd, and Chiefswood Stables for their support of this years’ Series.
Details about the Series can be found online at: www.newstride.com/tb-jumper-challenge-series.html
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 140 Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes andassisted 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:
President, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Phone: (604) 671-3077
Email: [email protected]
Director, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Phone: (604) 365-5770
Email: [email protected]
New Stride Adoption News: Fireinthesky and Smoke N Answer!
Fireinthesky aka “Fire”
Fireinthesky has been a sweet and quiet ‘pocket pony’ from the day he joined our New Stride family. He has loved his training lessons all the way through, showing strong consistency, and a talent for learning new skills and tricks. A piece’ a cake for Fire!Hopes were high for Fire early on in his career. He was put into training as a two year old, and also trained as a 3 year old, before his owner and trainer decided that he was better suited to a life off of the track. Fire’s winning personality led to the decision to find him a new home and new path. Fire’s mother, Against the Sky, was a phenomenal Thoroughbed, and was named best female racehorse in British Columbia in 2008.
Fire has been adopted by Alicia Gadban whose family owns Imperial Stables in Delta. There he’ll have two important jobs: 1) Befriend and watch out for Alicia’s weanling Cenzo and, 2) restart training to become a riding horse for Alicia’s girls.
Smoke N Answer aka “Smoke”
Smoke is a well bred gelding with family history of solid racing performances – his mother “Immediate Answer” won races in California and in BC. Smoke was put in the care of Canadian Racing Hall of Fame trainer Frank Barroby and his career consisted of five races in 2015. He was welcomed into the New Stride program shortly thereafter because of his natural athleticism and charming personality.
Smoke is heading to Powell River with Gaylene Masullo. Gaylene is over the moon to have him and continue his retraining. He will be schooled in dressage, enjoy weekly trail rides and when he’s a bit older, will learn to do some jumping too. Smoke will be well taken care of, and will live with a ‘horse’ friend in his new home as well.
How’s Woody Doing?
Our amazing horse Woody (‘Three Wood’) suffered an unfortunate bone fracture before the holidays and was thankfully operated on by Dr. Nick Kleider and his team at Kleider Veterinary Services.He has since been taken care of by the volunteer crew at Shannon Stables and because of their incredible dedication to working with him 7 days/week…he has successfully finished his 90 days of rehab! And Dr. Kleider gave him a clean bill of soundness, which means he’s ready to be adopted! Yay Woody!
Check our website soon for more details.
Hastings Racecourse Community Day
We are looking forward to spending a fun day with our volunteers, donors, and other supporters at the races on May 14th! Gates open at 1:30pm, and the first race is at 1:50pm.The afternoon will be complete with horse racing, a BBQ, seating in the Marquee Tent, a 50/50 draw, raffle, small silent auction, and New Stride clothing sale.
Claudia Cojocar & New Stride Present a Special Clinic for Thoroughbred Horses
Claudia Cojocar has spent her entire life and career working and training horses and riders. She is a true horse person with impeccable knowledge when it comes to working with off track Thoroughbreds.Please join us on Sunday June 26, 2016 at Blenheim Stables (1220-232 St, Langley, BC) for a clinic with Claudia Cojocar where you will partake in:
For more details, please contact Carmen Kramer at [email protected]
Perfectly Unchecked by Perfect Soul. Ridden by Jenna Ritchie. Trained by Claudia Cojocar.
Save the Date
Our 2016 Schedule:
$1,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series
$1,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series
New Stride depends almost exclusively on the generosity of people like you – compassionate individuals who care deeply about finding new homes and careers for Thoroughbred horses.
Every little bit helps to take care of these majestic animals that capture our hearts so easily! Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 and greater.
We are always looking for volunteers to help us ensure that our beautiful Thoroughbreds find loving, adoptive homes after their racing days are over.You’ll have the opportunity to meet some great people and interact with our extraordinary horses and team of professionals. To find out more about how to get involved and what tasks we need support with, please click here.
New Stride cordially invites you and fellow supporters to join us for a complimentary Day at the Races at Hastings Racecourse. We will be at the Marquee Tent (on the west end of the grandstand) from 1:30 to 5 pm. Please check out the details below. We’ll have raffle prizes, a 50/50 draw and a mini silent auction, too!
For catering purposes, we would appreciate receiving your reservation request no later than Saturday, April 30, by email to volunteer organizer Linda Lytle: [email protected]
We’re looking forward to sharing a fun day with all of you . . .