Six New Thoroughbred Ambassadors Selected for 2015!
New Vocations is proud to announce the six new Thoroughbred Ambassadors that have been selected to represent the program and promote retired racehorses in second careers. They will be joining our wonderful group of 17 Thoroughbred and Standardbred Ambassadors, who have been and will continue to help market our program at a grass roots level as well as share their own adoption experience to the general public through social media and our website.
This new group of Ambassadors will feature both New Vocations Thoroughbred Graduates who have just begun their second career training to horses that were adopted up to 10 years ago from the program and are already well established in their second careers.
15 year old Thoroughbred mare "Kays Way" was adopted from New Vocations by Amy Walbert in 2005 after 25 starts at the track. The newly appointed ambassadors have been competing in eventing ever since and as Amy points out, " Kay is a testament to her breed, as well as a testament to retired and re-careered racing Thoroughbreds." Six year old Graded Stakes Winner "Discreet Dancer", on the other hand, was adopted by Caitlin Pennington in November, 2014 after 8 starts and $365,900 in earnings at the track. The gelding and his new adopter are already hard at work training him for a second career in hunter/jumpers with the hopes of attending their first horse shows later this year.
Meet all six new Thoroughbred Ambassadors by clicking on their photos/links below.