New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
Dear New Stride Friends,
New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society is a non-profit charitable organization that has been re-homing former thoroughbred race horses for the past 14 years. With the help of 25 passionate volunteers, we have found homes for over 140 horses since 2002, the majority of which raced at Hastings Racecourse. Just this past year alone, five of the horses we’ve supported have been successfully adopted and are thriving in their new home environments, as we continue to accept candidates to maintain a strong group of 12. We don’t simply take in horses and adopt them out, we provide re-habilitation and re-training and find new homes and new careers (with the appropriate adopter) for these exceptional athletes.
We are accredited through the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), and have qualified for grants from the TAA, Thoroughbred Charities of America and Blue Horse Charities. The aforementioned groups have very rigorous application, review and approval processes.
We know how difficult the business of horse racing can be, and know that it’s for the love of the game and the love of the horses that an organization like New Stride can continue to flourish in the local community. Our BC racehorses deserve a new career or a pleasant retirement for all of the joy and excitement they provide to us, and the only way we can continue to re-train and re-house these wonderful animals is through donations.
Please consider a donation to New Stride to assist us with continuing to find race horses new homes and new careers. All donations are 100% tax deductible, and we will issue tax receipts by year-end. You can mail your cheque to New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society, Attention: Lois Clough, 98-248 Street, Aldergrove, BC V4W 2H1, or visit www.newstride.com and click on “Donate.”
As all-around horse lovers, I know you understand the day-to-day cost of looking after these fine animals. We have had to limit the number of horses in the program due to financial constraints, and are hopeful that with additional funds raised, we will not have to turn any horses away.
On behalf of the New Stride team, I want to thank you for your consideration and also express a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported New Stride in the past.
Bill Randall, President
ew Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
E-mail: [email protected]
After coming to New Stride in October of 2013, we’re pleased to share that Awesome Honey’s new owner, Frank V., is training this beautiful Thoroughbred to become a polo star and she’s doing extremely well. While she has yet to play in a game, Frank has umpired a slow chukka on her to get more and more familiar. She is fully tacked up for polo and quite stoical. Continuing to train together on a regular basis, Frank is hoping to start her in a full game next season. They are quite the pair – best of luck you two!
This magnificent off the track Thoroughbred has as many fans from his racing days as he has in his new life. Monster came to New Stride in May of 2014, and was adopted by ‘adoring mom’ Morgan R. in March of 2015. Morgan and Monster have opened for the Abbotsford Agrifair during the anthems, and Monster has also been ridden by Morgan’s friend Anya at a show in Langley. Morgan says, “Monster has been an absolute blessing. Wonderful to train, so fun to ride. There’s nothing he won’t do for me, his best quality is his heart.”