New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Show Raises $150,000 For Aftercare Organization

In its second year taking place in Aiken, S.C., New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, Presented by Iris Smith Stables, LLC, nearly doubled the number of horses competing and raised over $150,000. All proceeds from the event will go directly to support New Vocations’ efforts to rehab, retrain and rehome retiring racehorses.

The 19th annual show—held June 3-6 at Highfields Event Center during New Vocations’ year-long 30th Anniversary celebration—brought together more than 165 Thoroughbreds from 15 states to compete in a variety of disciplines including dressage, hunter, jumper, Western and pleasure classes.

“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,” she added. “We wouldn’t be able to put on a show of this caliber without their loyal support.”

Show highlights included:

  • Winner of the Open Hunter Derby was Atticus, shown by Mandy Lynch. Registered with The Jockey Club as Sir Hector, Atticus is a 2003 Indiana-bred gelding by Bates Motel who raced 2 times and earned $293.
  • Winner of the Open Jumper Stake was Marrying Kind, shown by Emma Hill. Registered with The Jockey Club as Another Taste, Marrying Kind is a 2010 Maryland-bred gelding by Latent Heat who raced 16 times and earned $23,217.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, the winner of the War Horse In-Hand class was Recurring Dream, shown by Jace Sexton. Recurring Dream, a 2009 New York-bred son of Lion Heart, raced 12 times and earned $105,600.

At the show’s exhibitor party, New Vocations also handed out several special awards recognizing:

  • The Thoroughbred that earned the most money racing (Twisted Tom, $939,135);
  • The most recently raced Thoroughbred (Geranium, 4/22/22);
  • The Thoroughbred with the most starts (FGF Thomas Knight, 99 starts);
  • The youngest Thoroughbred competing (FGF Richie’s Palace, foaled 5/26/19)
  • The oldest Thoroughbred competing (Fridge, foaled 2/26/94); and
  • The Thoroughbred sold for the highest auction price (Mustatheef, $750,000).

Planning is already underway for the 2023 New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Horse Show. Dates and additional details will be available at newvocations.org/events as they become available.

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