A total of 10 Thoroughbreds have been adopted by United States Pony Clubs, Inc. members as part of the New Vocations Pony Club Challenge, which is an educational program designed to give Pony Club members an opportunity to adopt retired racehorses.
The 10 retired racehorses that have found new homes are: Brandi's Diva, Ouch Ouch Ouch, Why Not Whiskey, Barracuda Bay, Megnog, Sum Up, Go Weapons Hot, Caribbean Kid, Our Commodore and Tailwindstorm. They will be competing in dressage, show jumping, and eventing at the 2018 United States Pony Clubs Championships East. Forty more Thoroughbreds are expected to be adopted before the 2018 competition, which will offer a minimum of $10,000 in cash and prizes.
“The New Vocations Pony Club Challenge allows New Vocations to provide 50 free, retired racehorses to eligible and pre-approved Pony Club members,” says Anna Ford, Thoroughbred Program Director. “Each of these horses comes with a $1,800 stipend, which has been generously provided by the WaterShed Animal Fund and the Right Horse Initiative, which focus on massively increasing horse adoptions.”