New Vocations Aiken Show Raises $150,000


Shown by Jace Sexton, Recurring Dream, a 2009 New York-bred son of Lion Heart, raced 12 times and earned $105,600.

The New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, presented by Iris Smith Stables, LLC, has wrapped up its June 3-6 run by raising over $150,000. Held for the second year in Aiken, S.C., the show–which is in its 19th year–nearly doubled the number of horses competing with more than 165 Thoroughbreds from 15 states. All proceeds from the event, which includes classes in a variety of disciplines, go directly to New Vocations to support efforts to rehab, retrain, and rehome retiring racehorses.

“This show is always a true testament to how versatile the Thoroughbred is and how much the show and sport horse communities value this exceptional breed,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director. “It was so rewarding to see so many exhibitors travels hundreds of miles to compete, network, and celebrate the Thoroughbred.

“We feel very blessed to have the continued support from our sponsors, the majority of which are Thoroughbred owners, breeders, and industry organizations. We wouldn't be able to put on a show of this caliber without their loyal support.”

New Vocations is in the midst of a year-long 30th anniversary celebration. Planning is already underway for the 2023 show, with more information available at as it becomes available.

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