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