Society Fox with owner Charlotte Clark.

Society Fox with owner Charlotte Clark.

Courtesy of New Vocations

New Vocations to Host 10th Charity Horse Show

Organization will award $6,550 to retired racehorses competing in the July 6-7 event.

New Vocations Charity Horse Show will celebrate its 10th year of showcasing the Thoroughbred's athleticism and versatility beyond the track July 6-7. 

The show held in Delaware, Ohio offers specialty classes for Thoroughbreds as well as open classes. This year, the Indiana Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association is the official title sponsor for the event, thus increasing their ongoing support of New Vocations' efforts.

An additional $6,550 was raised to be given out as prize money to Thoroughbreds competing at the show, thanks to multiple sponsorships and the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program.

"We are very grateful for the Indiana HBPA's sponsorship as well as the many other industry partners, owners, trainers, breeders, and volunteers that make this event possible," said program director Anna Ford in a release. "The show is a great way to spread awareness as spectators and exhibitors see firsthand the diverse attributes Thoroughbreds have to offer. It's through events like this that we are able to raise both awareness and much-needed funds to help more racehorses excel in second careers."

Last year the event had more than 900 entries with exhibitors shipping in from six different states. The two-day hunter/jumper and dressage show not only showcases Thoroughbreds, it also raises funds to support New Vocations' efforts to rehab, retrain, and re-home retired racehorses. In 2012, the program successfully took in more than 400 horses at its six facilities.

A number of industry partners, owners, trainers, and breeders join together each year to sponsor the Charity Horse Show, which usually raises more than $40,000. In addition to the Indiana HBPA, this year's key sponsors include the Ohio HPBA, James and Anita Cauley, Homewrecker Racing, Eisaman Equine Services, and 100% Racing.