The Need to Grow
Although New Vocations is currently accepting more retired racehorses each year than any other charity in the nation, there are still large numbers of retiring horses in need of an aftercare option. The program is operating at full capacity with a waiting list at all of its locations. The program receives daily inquiries from owners and trainers who wish to ensure their horses find a viable second career. Due to limited space and funding, not all horses can be accepted.
Mereworth Farm Offers a Solution
The late Susan Donaldson left her 1,200-acre Mereworth Farm in a foundation to be a retirement home for unwanted horses. With strong roots in the racing industry dating back to 1924, the Susan S. Donaldson Foundation is providing New Vocations with a free, long-term lease of 85 acres on Mereworth Farm to build a premier retraining and rehoming facility. Once complete, New Vocations, in combination with Mereworth Farm, will be the largest rehabilitation, retraining, rehoming and retirement facility in the nation.