Nov 052017

New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society

New Horses

Forestry’s Devil – “Devil”

Devil (despite his name!) is actually a very lovely boy. He loves human interaction, be it grooming, training sessions or just following us around when we tidy his paddock. Devil came to New Stride as his trainer recognized that while he loved to run, his favourite spot was in the middle of the pack. He was in no hurry to go to the front, preferring the company of his race horse pals. Devil is still very new to New Stride, so we’re giving him time to relax, get to know us, as well as his new slightly slower paced life.

Catch Twenty One – “Sunny”

Beloved Thoroughbred, Catch Twenty One, once owned by passionate members of the Hastings Racing Club has recently settled in at Twin Creeks Ranch in Aldergrove where he is getting accustomed to a new home and surroundings after a fulfilling racing career.

He’s a friendly big baby, loves attention, and passes the time watching the other horses and cows around him (when he’s not trying to escape or bury his blankets!). The team at New Stride will be working with him over the next several months before he’s available for adoption…and have no doubt he’ll get snatched up quickly! (Here he is, checking out Magic)

New Stride Adoption Updates

Bearrock N Roll – “Bear”

Adopted! A super sweet horse who loves to be groomed and cuddled, Bear was adopted in October of this year after a short stay with New Stride, and taken to Clearwater to have a forever home and happy retirement.

Bear raced until he was 11 years old and although he still enjoyed running, his owners decided to retire him. Bear had 77 starts, from which he was 1st 24 times, 2nd 15 times, and 3rd 6 times…almost 60% in the top 3 placings! In 2014, he was ranked 20th out of the top 100 by wins.

He now has 100 acres to explore, horse and human companionship, a knowledgeable caring home of thoroughbred lovers who are dedicated to the breed and who have retired many ex racehorses of their own. He will live a life of luxury, semi-retired with light hacking on the trails. Congratulations Vivian and Dave. We know you will love this horse like we do!

Exotic Light – “Paddy”

Well, it’s official! Exotic Light ‘Paddy’ has a new home and her own ‘mom’.

Evelyn, a New Stride volunteer has moved Paddy onto her acreage in Langley where she’ll be living with a small herd and help Evelyn with executive coaching. Lucky Paddy, we’re going to miss you so much…and thank you Evelyn!

Horse Updates

We received a wonderful update on how Maid in Canada and Tiguan are doing – and both are great! Maid in Canada (pictured below) is ready for any challenge and has been in Alberta working cattle. As for Tiguan, she’s enjoying some downtime in preparation for the 2018 ‘Makeover’ competition in Kentucky 😊

New Stride volunteer Mary Ellen and Magic recently participated in the Jonathan Field clinic and learned a lot! The clinic was held over 3 days and both came away with very beneficial learnings and experience.

New Stride Open House
We are hosting our annual open house on Sunday November 5, 2017 from 2-4pm at Aldergrove Twin Creeks Ranch, 26025 48Ave. Refreshments will be served and we will have guided tours to meet the New Stride horses. Please come out and say hello to us and the gang!

$7,500 New Stride Jumper Challenge Series
Another exciting year for the New Stride Jumper Challenge has wrapped up. The finale was held at Thunderbird Show Park and Stephanie Hamilton and Anastasia took home the top prize – congrats you two! We are also thrilled to share that Katz Piller and Benjamin Button are the winners of the East/West Coast Challenge.We want to thank our sponsors North American Thoroughbred Horse Co. and Shannon Stables for sponsoring another great class, as well as to Thunderbird Show Park for hosting, Ebroidery Plus for such quality work on the cooler, and of course to our competitors and supporters.

We look forward to seeing you again next year!

CTHS Yearling Sale 

Our silent auction at the CTHS yearling sale was very successful. We thank our donors, volunteers and supporters for a great day. Thanks to all of you we raised just over $3,000 which will be used for board, farrier and vet bills.

Thoroughbred Awards Dinner
New Stride will again be in attendance at this year’s Thoroughbred Awards Dinner, being held on November 30, 2017. We’ll be selling 50/50 tickets and have a wide variety of items for the live auction – we look forward to seeing you there!
New Stride is looking for people who are passionate about horses, can help with grooming and organizing the barn, and can support as handlers for ground work. We’re also in need of riders (with extensive horse experience, currently riding a minimum of 3x weekly) to join our training team, and we’ll provide the training at no cost! Our gang of horses now resides at Twin Creeks Ranch in Aldergrove, so if interested, please visit our website and fill out an application. We look forward to having you!

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Donate Now

New Stride depends almost exclusively on the generosity of people like you – compassionate individuals who care deeply about finding new homes and careers for Thoroughbred horses.

  • To make a gift online, please click here
  • To make a gift by mail, cheques should be made payable to New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society and mailed to:
    • New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
      PO Box 10020 RPO Otter Co-Op
      Langley, BC V4W 3Z5  
  • To make a gift by phone, contact the New Stride office at 778-985-5673 to make your donation

Every little bit helps to take care of these majestic animals that capture our hearts so easily! Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 and greater.

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