New Stride Board of Directors Seeks New Volunteers

 

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New Stride Board of Directors Seeks New Volunteers 

“Dedicated to finding adoptive homes and new careers

for former Thoroughbred racehorses

Are you ready to volunteer to help former racehorses find new homes and careers?

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society has a loyal group of volunteers who help provide direct care and training for the horses in our care.

We also have an experienced board of directors–all volunteers, who guide the work of the Canada Revenue Agency-designated charitable society.

It is very rewarding work—especially since we are all strongly committed to the society’s philosophy and mission. We believe in the value of the Thoroughbred racehorse as an athlete and a companion. We strive to add value to these wonderful equines so they may embark on exciting new careers after racing.

As we approach New Stride’s annual general meeting on September 10, we invite fellow Thoroughbred lovers to add to the effectiveness of our board of directors by standing for election to the board. We need horse expertise as well as administrative contributions.

For example, our treasurer has stepped down, and we need someone to assume the administrative responsibilities of that position. We would also welcome more board members with horse care and training experience for help with horse intake, foster farm liaison, and adoption decisions.

If you are a creative “idea” person, we need your help on communications, website management, social media programs and new types of fundraising events.

In short, we’re ready for an influx of fresh energy, new ideas, and even more love for the horses! Please take a chance, and offer yourself for a new experience in the world of horses.

Please contact New Stride President Bill Randall to get more details about the board’s work. Email:  brandall@newstride.com / Telephone:  604-671-3077

NEW STRIDE ANNOUNCEMENT

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Hello, New Stride friends and supporters,

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

Last year we had over 100 donated items, and we raised about $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 120 adoptions, 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 Thoroughbred Adoption Society – Announces finalists for 100-Day Trainer Challenge

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Vancouver, BC, June 20, 2014 – The New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society is pleased to announce the finalists for the 100-Day Trainer Challenge.  Four trainers and four horses have been selected. 

New Stride’s 100-Day Trainer Challenge will showcase four Thoroughbred ex-racehorses as they transition into new careers.  New Stride will promote their journey throughout the 100-days and educate the public on the athleticism and intelligence of the breed as well as their suitability as a sport horse and useful riding horse.  The Challenge will culminate with a Thoroughbred Showcase at Thunderbird Show Park on October 4, 2014.  The end goal is placement of the five horses into permanent homes through a private sale. 

“Thoroughbreds are such an incredibly versatile breed,” said Bill Randall, President of New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. “Our Challenge will show the public what these horses are capable of doing, ultimately promoting ownership of Thoroughbreds and helping to transition more horses into new careers.” 

Trainer Finalists: 

Estelle Baker, Vancouver, BC – Estelle has been riding and competing for 20 years.  She has competed to NZ Level 3 Dressage, show jumping, training level eventing, and has hunted full-wire.  Estelle works with young horses and focuses on making them fun all-rounders before focusing on a specific discipline. 

Alicia Harper, Mission, BC – Alicia owns a training facility in Mission where she teaches Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Western. Alicia has over 20 years of riding experience in many disciplines.  Alicia is a certified Equine Canada Competition Coach and has sat on the Board of Horse Council BC. 

Rayme McMahon, Langley, BC – Rayme is a 62 year-old dressage coach with over 45 years’ experience of riding, competing, coaching and breeding.  Rayme has retrained multiple ex-racehorses that have gone on to become trail riding horses, jumpers, grand prix dressage, and one that carried a junior rider to team gold in the 2010 BC summer games. 

Keelly Reggelsen, Armstrong, BC – Keelly has a training program in the beautiful Okanagan Valley and coaches riders of various levels to excel competitively in Hunter, Jumper, Dressage, 3 Day Event, and Pleasure.  She has experience starting yearlings for the track, finishing second level dressage prospects, and working up to 1.20m jumpers. 

Margaret Woloschuk – Ladner, BC – Margaret comes from a background of Eventing, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper.  She has a training program where she focuses on coaching and training all breeds of horses.  She specializes in developing young and green horses for their first experiences in the show ring. 

Horse finalists: 

Almost Time – 8 year-old BC bred gelding sired by Finality out of Vainglorious by Cutlass Reality.  Almost Time had 24 starts including 10 wins and earnings of over $360,000. 

Lend Me an Ear – 12-year old BC bred gelding by Humpty’s Hoedown by Golden Degree out of Golden Reserve.  He had 45 starts and earnings of over $71,000. 

Remembering When – 5 year-old BC bred mare sired by Sungold out of Down Memory Lane by Maudlin.  She has 15 starts under her belt. 

Svana – 3 year-old BC bred filly sired by Alybro out of Hansa out of Travelling Victor. 

Trick of the North – 13-year old BC bred gelding sired by Western Trick out of Remarkable Gal by Regal Remark.  Trick of the North had 74 starts and is a Grade 3 stakes winner with earnings of $460,000. 

Details about the Challenge can be found online at: http://newstride.com/tb-showcase/100-day-trainer-challenge/  

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 130 Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes and assisted 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: brandall@newstride.com 

Kim Inglis

Director, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Phone: (416) 278-1005

Email: kinglis@newstride.com

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society showcases the horse with a $7,500 Hunter Classic Series

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Langley, BC, June 19, 2014 – New Stride is proud to recognize, promote, and reward Thoroughbred owners and riders with its second annual $7,500 Hunter Classic Series for 2014. “We aim to show the public the best side of the Thoroughbred horse and the industry built around it,” said Bill Randall, President of New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. “Our unique series will raise the profile of Thoroughbreds in sport and will ultimately help find more homes for these magnificent animals.”

The idea of holding a Thoroughbred Hunter Classic Series was spearheaded by Stacey Krembil and Long Run Thoroughbred Adoption Society in Ontario. Over the last six years, it has turned into a highly regarded Series that draws Thoroughbred enthusiasts ranging from promising amateurs to seasoned professional riders. The Series is showcased at a variety of “A” Circuit and FEI-ranked shows.

Working in partnership with Stacey Krembil and Long Run, New Stride’s goal is to build the same success in British Columbia and create a national Series over the next few years.

New Stride’s $7,500 Thoroughbred Hunter Classic Series will take place at Thunderbird Show Park (June 29) and Milner Downs Equestrian Centre (July 20 & 27).  The Finale will be held at Thunderbird Show Park (September 21).  The Series will be open to all riders and registered Thoroughbred horses with fences being set at the horses’ respective division heights.  An additional $500 in prize money will be awarded to the top overall Thoroughbred/rider combination between the East and West champions.

New Stride is pleased to recognize Austeville Properties, Chiefswood Stables, Great Canadian Casino, Hastings Racecourse, North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, and Shannon Stables Ltd for their support of the Series.

Details about the Series can be found online at: http://newstride.com/tb-hunter-classic/

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 130 Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes and assisted 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: brandall@newstride.com

Kim Inglis

Director, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society Phone: (416) 278-1005

Email: kinglis@newstride.com