The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) has donated $50,000 to support the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program at their Ohio facility. In 2016, New Vocations took in over 450 retired racehorses, 66 of which came directly from an Ohio racetrack or farm.
“It is important to the Ohio HBPA that our retired Thoroughbreds be given a chance to thrive in a second career,” said Dave Basler, Ohio HBPA Executive Director. “We are proud to continue our partnership with New Vocations, an organization that began 25 years ago right here in Ohio to give our horses that chance.”
Anna Ford, New Vocation Program Director, added, “We are extremely grateful to the Ohio HBPA for their generous donation and ongoing support of our aftercare efforts in the state. Their support over the last several years has allowed us to expand our rehabilitation program and ultimately help more horses. The funding is greatly needed and will help us continue to serve horses retiring from Ohio racetracks.”