New Stride Silent Auction Update

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New Stride Silent Auction Update

 Our volunteers are continuing to request and receive donated items for the Annual New Stride Silent Auction, scheduled for Wednesday, September 9. The event is held each year during the CTHS Yearling Sale at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley.

New Stride has a wait list of horses to be taken into New Stride’s rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming programs. Our only limitation is ensuring that we have adequate funds to be able to support all the horses in our care. So the funds raised by the Annual New Stride Silent Auction are very important.

Donors have asked for suggestions about what types of items are popular and raise the maximum funds for the horse adoption society. Here are a few suggestions:

    • Wine, wine glasses, snack foods
    • Spa products with perhaps a local spa gift certificate
    • Book basket — could be tailored to young children, school age kids,        teenagers, or adults
    • Cocktail ingredients with appropriate glassware and accessories
    • Chocolate basket — assortment of chocolate products
    • Car shine kit – cleaning and polishing products and other automobile care items
    • Gift baskets
  • Dining certificates — local destination restaurants or popular chain restaurants for wider appeal
  • Gift cards – the sky’s the limit for both the type of item and the value of the card
  • Sports-related experience certificates — golf rounds, hockey or football tickets, and other sports teams
  • Tack store merchandise for horse or human
  • Horseracing and other sports memorabilia.
  • Fred Stone or similar prints — best if framed (easier to display at the silent auction), but not essential
  • Other types of horse art or horse-related home decor
  • Boxed electronics, small appliances or kitchen gadgets
  • Jewelry items (new, vintage or gently used are OK)

These ideas are not meant to put a limit on anyone’s creativity, so please let your imagination guide you.

It would be helpful to know ahead of time what you plan to donate in order to prepare the bid sheets and finalize the table arrangements.

Please contact the New Stride Silent Auction Volunteer Organizer, Linda Lytle, at 604-733-1345 or Linda@NewStride.com to add your donation.

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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Hello, New Stride friends and supporters,

Our annual Silent Auction at the CTHS-BC Yearling Sale will be a one-day event at the Thunderbird Equestrian Show Park on Wednesday, September 9. We’re gathering items for the sale and hope you will be able to contribute.

Last year we had over 140 donated items, and we raised $4000. Our fundraising activities pay for horse board, veterinary care, farrier services and all the other expenses associated with caring for horses. Since our society was founded in 2002, we’ve arranged over 140 adoptions. We’re having a great year with 12 horses adopted already, and we want to be able to continue to grow!

You’re welcome to contact me if you need further information, or just let me know if you’re able to help us again this year and what items you’d like to donate.

If you’d like to volunteer a little time at the Silent Auction itself, please let us know what works for you, and thanks!

 

Linda

 

Linda Lytle

Silent Auction Volunteer Organizer

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

 

Linda@newstride.com

604-733-1345 home / 778-888-1477 mobile + text

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Jumper Challenge off to a great start!

The 2015 New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Jumper Challenge Series debuted this past Saturday at Thunderbird Show Park.

Fifteen competitors vied for $1,500 in prize money graciously sponsored by Hastings Racecourse.  Katz Piller took home first place with her horse Benjamin Button.  Emma Darvill rounded out second and third place with her mounts, Uschi & Tuffy.

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.

Check out the next classes in the Series:

$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

Many thanks to our fabulous sponsors: Austeville Properties, Chiefswood Stables, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, Hastings Racecourse, North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, and Shannon Stables Ltd.

Got a horse that needs a home?

New Stride is looking for horses for its second annual 100-Day Trainer Challenge

What horses are eligible?

  • 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.

How to apply?

Applications can be submitted online: http://www.newstride.com/submit-a-horse-for-2015.html.  Alternatively, trainers can print out this form and give it to one of the New Stride representatives at the track.

Applications are due June 15, 2015

What is the 100-Day Trainer Challenge?
Our 100-Day Trainer Challenge will showcase off- track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) as they prepare for second careers.
Trainers are given 100 days to retrain the horses in the discipline of their choosing.  At the end of the 100-days, the horses will compete for the Top Thoroughbred title at the Thoroughbred Showcase (October 4, 2015 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC).
During the competition, trainers will have the opportunity to individually demonstrate their horses’ new skills.  The end goal is placement of the horses into permanent homes via a bidding auction at the Thoroughbred Showcase (October 4, 2015 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC).
In the process of following their journey through the 100-days, New Stride hopes to educate the public on the athleticism and intelligence of the Thoroughbred and their suitability as a sport horse and useful riding horse.

Where can I get more information?

Details: http://www.newstride.com/100-day-trainer-challenge.html

FAQs: http://www.newstride.com/faqs.html

Got a horse that needs a home?

New Stride is looking for horses for its second annual 100-Day Trainer Challenge

What horses are eligible?

  • 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.

How to apply?

Applications can be submitted online: http://www.newstride.com/submit-a-horse-for-2015.html.  Alternatively, trainers can print out this form and give it to one of the New Stride representatives at the track.

Applications are due June 15, 2015

What is the 100-Day Trainer Challenge?
Our 100-Day Trainer Challenge will showcase off- track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) as they prepare for second careers.
Trainers are given 100 days to retrain the horses in the discipline of their choosing.  At the end of the 100-days, the horses will compete for the Top Thoroughbred title at the Thoroughbred Showcase (October 4, 2015 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC).
During the competition, trainers will have the opportunity to individually demonstrate their horses’ new skills.  The end goal is placement of the horses into permanent homes via a bidding auction at the Thoroughbred Showcase (October 4, 2015 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC).
In the process of following their journey through the 100-days, New Stride hopes to educate the public on the athleticism and intelligence of the Thoroughbred and their suitability as a sport horse and useful riding horse.

Where can I get more information?

Details: http://www.newstride.com/100-day-trainer-challenge.html

FAQs: http://www.newstride.com/faqs.html

Got a horse that needs a home?

New Stride is looking for horses for its second annual 100-Day Trainer Challenge

What horses are eligible?

  • 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.

How to apply?

Applications can be submitted online: http://www.newstride.com/submit-a-horse-for-2015.html.  Alternatively, trainers can print out this form and give it to one of the New Stride representatives at the track.

Applications are due June 15, 2015

What is the 100-Day Trainer Challenge?
Our 100-Day Trainer Challenge will showcase off- track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) as they prepare for second careers.
Trainers are given 100 days to retrain the horses in the discipline of their choosing.  At the end of the 100-days, the horses will compete for the Top Thoroughbred title at the Thoroughbred Showcase (October 4, 2015 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC).
During the competition, trainers will have the opportunity to individually demonstrate their horses’ new skills.  The end goal is placement of the horses into permanent homes via a bidding auction at the Thoroughbred Showcase (October 4, 2015 at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC).
In the process of following their journey through the 100-days, New Stride hopes to educate the public on the athleticism and intelligence of the Thoroughbred and their suitability as a sport horse and useful riding horse.

Where can I get more information?

Details: http://www.newstride.com/100-day-trainer-challenge.html

FAQs: http://www.newstride.com/faqs.html