NEW STRIDE

NEW STIDE 2016

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 . . .

NEW STRIDE NEWSLETTER

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

www.newstride.com
778.985.5673
Check out our horses available for adoption:

New Stride Adoption Story: Arkhill

“He’s the kind of horse that you rarely get the chance to be around in your life, talented and giving, but also a player who keeps reminding you who the star of the show is. Hopefully he winds up being just as much of a star in his new quest.” – Craig Macpherson, former trainer of Arkhill.Arkhill has been an incredibly special horse from the time he was born. Owned by Alberta owner/breeder Ted Davis, while he was smaller in stature for your average young horse, he has led the way with his spirit and speed since his days as a foal.Smart, keen and strong, Arkhill was first introduced to the track by rider Virginia Janes and after their first ride together, she distinctly remembers saying to Ted, “This is one of the smartest two-year olds I’ve ever sat on. When he breaks from the gate, he’s going to know what he’s doing.” And that’s exactly what happened as he went on to have a very successful career from 2007-2015 with 57 starts, and a notable win of the final running of the prestigious Alberta Derby at Calgary’s Stampede Park in 2008.Arkie, as he’s affectionately known, came to New Stride in late fall of 2015 and you could tell right away that he was eager for his next adventure. He found a home at Shannon Stables and showed great balance, was a natural athlete, clever, and an extremely quick learner.“Arkhill has a heart of gold and will try anything you ask him to, he is playful, always has an engine, a great sense of humour, and a beautiful natural outline,” said May Nolan, Shannon Stables. “He is probably one of the smartest horses I’ve ever worked with and I am so happy that he’s found a new home.”

“I feel we are so fortunate to have such special horses in our program and that their owners entrust them to us to find the best new homes and owners for them,” added Carmen Kramer, New Stride.

Arkhill was recently adopted by Kathy Stephenson from Langley. A very experienced, skilled and passionate rider, Kathy and Arkie are getting to know one another with great success. Her motto – slowly but surely, but Arkie is up for the challenge and the two are becoming fast friends with a very bright future.

 

New Stride Fundraiser – The Artful Dodger – March 31, 2016

Come join us at our next New Stride pub night fundraiser at The Artful Dodger Pub (2364 200th Street, Langley) on March 31 starting at 6:00pm. Tickets are $20.00 and include a burger, fries and drink, as well as the chance to participate in a silent auction and 50/50 draw.Bring friends and support a great cause!Please contact Tammy with any questions or to purchase tickets: [email protected]

New Stride at LMQHA Bazaar

On March 13, 2016, the New Stride team braved chilly temperatures to set up a booth and training demonstration at the annual LMQHA Bazaar. Despite the weather, our team and volunteers did a wonderful job of interacting with many interested attendees looking to find out more about New Stride.Two of our horses currently up for adoption, I’m Famous and Fireinthesky, came out with us to demonstrate the starting points of our re-training program. Four year old Fire took everything in stride and looked like an old campaigner. The energy of the crowd and loud music were a bit stressful for Famous however, but we were able to work patiently with him and in less than 20 minutes, he was being ridden by volunteer Alison. She then showed off his lovely trot and moved forward to the canter. He adjusted very well and enjoyed his ride!A huge thank you to all members of the New Stride team who helped make this years’ experience at the Bazaar such a fun one.

Save the Date

  • Hasting Racecourse Community Day – Saturday May 14, 2016
  • $7,500 New Stride Thoroughbred Jumper Challenge Series

                 Our 2016 Schedule:

$1,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series
sponsored by Hastings Racecourse
July 2, 2016
Thunderbird Show Park

$1,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series
sponsored by Austeville Properties Ltd
July 23, 2016
Milner Downs Equestrian Center

$1,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series
sponsored by Great Canadian Gaming Corp
July 30, 2016
Milner Downs Equestrian Center

$3,000 New Stride Jumper Challenge
Finale sponsored by
North American TBHorse Co &
Shannon Stables
September 24, 2016
Thunderbird Show Park

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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4799 Olund Rd

Abbotsford, BC V4X 1V6

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NEW STRIDE NEWS

New Stride has found homes for over 140 horses since 2002, the majority of which raced at Hastings Racecourse. In 2015, we adopted out 12 horses who are now thriving in their new home environments (New Stride cares for and retrains up to 12 horses at one time). Sharing each horse’s success story is one of the best parts of this process, as each experiences a very different and unique journey through rehabilitation, re-training and in finding new homes and new careers.

Read a little bit more about two of our recent graduates – Ti Amo Dora and Willie Katchem.

Ti Amo Dora

Laura, a mixed animal veterinarian living in Pemberton, BC, adopted Dora at the end of August 2015. A lover of the Thoroughbred breed, she kept her eye on the New Stride website and contacted us as soon as Dora’s profile was posted. It has been a match made in heaven. In Laura’s words, “Dora is sensible, gorgeous, has a lot of ‘try’, and has a lovely personality.”

In month one, Laura introduced Dora to her new home and surroundings by first riding on their property, to quickly moving to rides down the road, to an outdoor ring…with and without companions! Consistently showing how brave she is (passing by barking dogs, bikes and traffic), Laura decided to haul Dora to a neighbour’s property for a cross country ride…it was a very successful first outing and they’ve done many trail rides since!

Dora will spook at the odd cow bell now and again, but handles the situations with ease by stopping to assess what’s happened and proceeding onwards when asked. She is amazing.

Laura and Dora recently had their first lesson together, and have big jumping dreams for the near future!

Willie Katchem

Sarah adopted Willie from New Stride in March of 2012. He was the complete opposite of what she was looking for – green, nervous, and not very brave, but they embraced the opportunity to learn together. Having never ridden a green horse, Sarah had the support of her wonderful friend and coach when feeling lost and frustrated, but can look back now with a laugh as she recalls the “adventure” it was to teach Willie to jump!

In addition to jumping, Sarah and Willie started taking weekly dressage lessons and heading out on trail rides, which was actually the easiest thing for Willie to adjust to…except for those pesky puddles! A lot of hand walking through water jumps has since taken place…

“We’ve had our share of setbacks, but Willie continues to amaze me with how far he’s come and how much he has grown up,” says Sarah. “My shy nervous Thoroughbred is now curious and confidant.”

 

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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 13 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, nine of the 11 horses we’ve supported have been successfully adopted and are thriving in their new home environments. 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

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 604-671-3077

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

December 2015

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 13 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, nine of the 11 horses we’ve supported have been successfully adopted and are thriving in their new home environments. 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

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 604-671-3077

NEW STRIDE NEWS

December 2015

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 13 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, nine of the 11 horses we’ve supported have been successfully adopted and are thriving in their new home environments. 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

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 604-671-3077

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Randall, President

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 604-671-3077