Thanks to You, PonyUP Donates $500 to New Vocations
by PonyUP! Kentucky blogger Jennifer Goldsmith Cerra
In May, visitors to our booth at the Rolex Three Day Event in Lexington, Kentucky, were invited to nominate their favorite horse rescue organization for a chance to win a $500 donation. We received more than 200 entries!
The second winning organization, New Vocations, received a $500 donation and a Harness Horses Equestrian Hobo handbag with shoulder strap, which we happily engraved with New Vocations.
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program was founded in 1992 to offer retiring racehorses a safe-haven, rehabilitation, and continued education through placement in experienced, caring homes. New Vocations provides a safety net for these horses, matching them with qualified owners and following up on their rehabilitation and vocational training to ensure a successful transition.
Close to 4,000 retired Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds have been placed in qualified homes through New Vocations’ efforts since its inception, including 429 ex-racehorses that were placed in 2011. These horses have come from 18 different states and have been adopted by families throughout the country. We are delighted to help New Vocations help horses in need!