New Vocations' Open Barn & BBQ to be Held April 25

New Vocations Equisport

The 7th annual New Vocations Open Barn & BBQ will take place Thursday, Apr. 25 from 4:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. at the Lexington, KY facility at Mereworth Farm, the organization stated via press release Monday.

Presented by Seidman Stables, the event is free and open to the public and will feature a series of educational seminars including one by international five-star eventer Allie Knowles. There will be a chance to meet adoptable horses while touring the facility and guests can expect an interactive, educational program on a variety of topics pertaining to Thoroughbreds on and off the track, which will also include live demonstrations.

Live music, food trucks, a boutique cash bar, and a silent auction are also part of the event. The auction is now live and items on offer may be bid on until 8:00p.m. Apr. 25. All proceeds from the auction will go directly to support New Vocations' mission to rehab, retrain and rehome retired racehorses. Gates will open at 4:00 p.m. with the first demo getting underway at 4:30 p.m.

“We look forward to welcoming guests to New Vocations at Mereworth Farm,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations' Thoroughbred Program Director. “We're excited to make our Open Barn & BBQ free to the public this year, it's the perfect event for us to showcase our adoptable horses, host inspiring demos and spread the word about these amazing equine athletes.”

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