Lexington, Ky. – October 6, 2020 – New Vocations announced today that entries have opened for its first All-Thoroughbred Virtual Horse Show.
Last month, the organization made the difficult decision to cancel its annual charity horse show due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual show will allow exhibitors with Thoroughbreds from all over the country to compete by simply filming their rides at the location of their choosing and uploading the videos for judging.
“This has definitely been a challenging year with all of our live events being cancelled, so we are excited to be able to launch the New Vocations All-Thoroughbred Virtual Horse Show,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations Thoroughbred Program Director. “We were very fortunate that the majority of our annual horse show sponsors graciously agreed to carry over to the virtual show. This kind gesture allows us to move forward with raising much-needed funds for our racehorse aftercare efforts while providing a way for Thoroughbreds to compete in many different disciplines.”
The unique virtual show will offer a variety of classes for Thoroughbreds, including hunter, jumper, pleasure, western and dressage classes. The traditional War Horse classes will also be offered for horses who have raced more than 50 times and/or accrued more than $100,000 in earnings.
The hunter/jumper and pleasure portion of the show will close on Oct. 23 and the dressage classes will close on Oct. 24. Show results will be posted in early November and all exhibitors will receive judges’ cards with their scores and additional feedback.
To learn more about New Vocations’ All-Thoroughbred Virtual Show and enter classes, visit virtualhorseshowseries.com/new-vocations.