The estate of Joyce and Paul Robsham donated $500,000 to the New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program's endowment fund. The Robshams, as two of the founding supporters of New Vocations, were instrumental in creating the endowment fund. New Vocations was founded in 1992 and has rehomed over 7,500 horses to date. Paul Robsham passed away in 2004, while Joyce Robsham died in 2018.
“Paul was a visionary,” said Dot Morgan, executive director of New Vocations. “He saw the need for racehorse aftercare options long before it was recognized by the industry. He had a vision of New Vocations growing into a first-class charity that would serve racing nationally into perpetuity. The Robshams' vision and commitment to racehorse aftercare is truly a gift that will ultimately provide sustainability to our program allowing us to serve more horses in the years to come.”
All of the live fundraising events normally held by New Vocations had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.