The third annual New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was deemed an astounding success with over 250 horses traveling from 22 states to compete and nearly $75,000 raised to support racehorse aftercare. Held in conjunction with The Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), the show offered newly retired racehorses, as well as seasoned show horses, a chance to compete at the iconic Kentucky Horse Park in both the famous Rolex Stadium and Walnut Arena.
The three-day competition concluded with the inaugural T.I.P. Championships, which offered awards and prize money in 12 divisions for hunters, jumpers and pleasure horses.
“We could not be happier both the attendance and support of this horse show,” said New Vocations’ Director of Education and Development Sarah Coleman. “We had horses come as far away as Nevada and New Mexico to compete and show the world just what they can accomplish once retired from the track. It truly was a ‘Thoroughbred Takeover!'”
“Combining our inaugural T.I.P. Championship show with the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show was the ideal partnership and an excellent way to showcase off-track Thoroughbreds,” said Kristin Leshney, senior counsel for The Jockey Club and the administrator of T.I.P. “The entire show was extremely successful, and we were thrilled to have more than 119 Thoroughbreds compete in the championships.”