NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Sincerely,

Bill Randall, President

 

 ew Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 604-671-3077

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.”

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Sincerely,

Bill Randall, President

 

 ew Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 604-671-3077

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.”

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Sincerely,

Bill Randall, President

 

 ew Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 604-671-3077

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.”

 

 

NEW STRIDE NEWSLETTER

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

New Stride Horse Updates

I’m Famous

We are thrilled to share that our beautiful horse I’m Famous has been adopted by our very own star volunteer…Alison! A perfect match, these two were made for each other.

New Stride Jumper Challenge Series 2016

We are pleased to announce that Tessa Fry and her horse Sloane took first place in the New Stride Thoroughbred Jumper Challenge Finale at Thunderbird Show Park!

Congratulations on behalf of the entire New Stride team to everyone who participated in the Series this year, and to those who came out to watch and support such a wonderful initiative that showcases the many skills of the Thoroughbred breed.

And also please send congratulations to Robyn Hannah-Carlton and her horse Prodigiaso who were this year’s East coast winners of the East/West Challenge.

Mane Event – Volunteers Needed!
New Stride in the News
Be sure to check out the next edition of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance’s annual magazine, out October 14th. New Stride is included as a featured organization with a photo of our very own Gypsy Magic being ridden by May Carmichael of Shannon Stables.

Spread the Word
Help us expand our network of subscribers to be able to share our good news and updates far and wide. Please feel free to forward this newsletter to friends, family, colleagues, and encourage them to get in touch and get involved. And for more, visit our website and Facebook page!

Donate Now

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.

  • To make a gift online, please click here
  • To make a gift by mail, cheques should be made payable to New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society and mailed to:

    New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
    4799 Olund Road
    Abbotsford, BC V4X 1V6

  • To make a gift by phone, contact the New Stride office at 778-985-5673 to make your donation

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.

Volunteers
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 THOROUGHBRED ADOPTION SOCIETY

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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.

Info:

Category: Racing – Owner Contest

The Competition:

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.

Horse Eligibility:

– 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.

Horse Selection:

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.

Conditions:

– 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

Important Dates:

– 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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www.newstride.com
778.985.5673

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Adoption Update

Awesome Honey is living up to her name!

After coming to New Stride in October of 2013, we’re pleased to share that Awesome Honey’s new owner, Frank van Veggel, is training this beautiful Thoroughbred to become a polo star and she’s doing really well. While she hasn’t yet been played 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!

Claudia Cojocar & New Stride Special Clinic for Thoroughbred Horses

The clinic was a huge hit! A valuable learning opportunity for both riders and auditors, there was a theory session in the morning and then horses and riders were able to fine tune their skills in the afternoon. It was very informative and interesting for all.

Thank you so much to Claudia for her time and expertise. And to Georgann, for her hard work and use of her facility. Thank you also to everyone who helped organize and play ‘jump crew’!

New Stride Jumper Challenge Series 2016

We held our first class of the New Stride Thoroughbred Jumper Challenge Series at Thunderbird Show Park on July 2, and it was a wonderful day. With 16 candidates, our event drew the largest crowd at the Thunderbird Ring for the week!

A huge congratulations to Uschi, horse from Allbury Farms, who was the day’s big winner, and to all other horses and riders who competed to show how diverse the Thoroughbred breed can be.

And of course we would like to thank our Thunderbird sponsor, Hastings Racecourse.

Stay tuned for our next two classes at Milner Downs Equestrian Center on July 23rd and July 30th!

       

TCA Donation
Happy to share that New Stride has been awarded the Thoroughbred Charities of America Grant for 2016! Thank you to TCA, our foster farms and volunteers for helping us make this happen. All grant money goes directly to care of these wonderful horses.

Donate Now

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.

  • To make a gift online, please click here
  • To make a gift by mail, cheques should be made payable to New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society and mailed to:

    New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
    4799 Olund Road
    Abbotsford, BC V4X 1V6

  • To make a gift by phone, contact the New Stride office at 778-985-5673 to make your donation

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.

Volunteers
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.

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Press Release – New Stride Jumper Challenge Series 2016

For immediate release:

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:

Bill Randall
President, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Phone: (604) 671-3077
Email: [email protected]

Megan Johnson
Director, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Phone: (604) 365-5770
Email: [email protected]