Ohio HBPA Donates $75,000 to Support New Vocations’ Aftercare Efforts

March 4, 2022

Lexington, Ky. – March 3, 2022 – New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program announced today that it received a $75,000 donation from the Ohio Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), long-time supporters of the nation’s oldest and largest racehorse adoption program.

The funds will support aftercare efforts at New Vocations’ Medina, OH, facility, which caters specifically to rehabbing, retraining and rehoming Thoroughbred racehorses retiring from racetracks in the state.

“Making sure our horses have a good home after retiring from racing is vital to the Ohio HBPA,” said Ohio HBPA Executive Director Dave Basler. “Continuing to support New Vocations is an easy decision given their 30-year track record of successfully retraining and rehoming our Ohio horses. “

“We are so thankful for the continued generosity and support from the Ohio HBPA,” said Anna Ford, New Vocations’ Thoroughbred Program Director. “Even in the face of rising boarding and horse care costs and a pandemic, which resulted in challenging times for everyone, the Ohio HBPA’s support has helped us offer uninterrupted aftercare services to horses coming off the track and ready to find their next career.”

New Vocations—founded in Laura, Ohio, in 1992—is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year.

“We’ll always have a special place in our hearts for the Ohio horsemen who helped us get our start,” Ford said. “We’re honored that they still entrust us with their horses’ transition to new lives and new careers.”

About New Vocations: Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption charity in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 8,000 retiring Standardbred and Thoroughbred in experienced, loving homes over the past 30 years. With nine facilities in six states, New Vocations works directly with racing owners and trainers seeking aftercare options to serve more than 550 retiring racehorses each year. Learn more at newvocations.org.

About the Ohio HBPA: The Ohio HBPA is a multi-jurisdictional, benevolent and trade association. It provides financial assistance to members in need, educational and informational programs, health fairs, social events, services to members, representation before the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio State Racing Commission and negotiates contracts and resolves disputes with tracks.

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