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Thoroughbred Aftercare Options

July 10th at Fasig-Tipton

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New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program

Anna Ford is the Fundraising and Thoroughbred Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in Communications. Ford is a World Champion Equestrian, has studied and instructed internationally and is Masters Certified through the Certified Horsemen’s Association. In 2008, Ford published the book Beyond the Track; Retraining the Thoroughbred From Racehorse to Riding Horse, receiving the American Horse Publications Award and nomination to the Dr. Tony Ryan book awards. Ford is actively involved in the racing industry and represents the Robsham Stables LLC as Stable Manager. She also sits on the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance Board and is a member of the NTRA’s Aftercare Committee.

For twenty one years New Vocations has provided a safety net for retired racehorses leaving the track and on average takes in over 400 horses a year. Starting with a single farm in Dayton, Ohio the program has grown to six facilities in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Serving over 40 racetracks, New Vocations works directly with owners and trainers in need of an aftercare program for their horses. New Vocations has a sound adoption system in place that is proven to move a large number of horses in a rather short period of time. The focus is on adoption verses retirement, believing that each horse deserves to have a home and a purpose. For more information visit www.newvocations.org

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Pegasus Therapeutic Riding

Emily Wygod was a nationally ranked hunter, jumper and equitation equestrian from 2000-2010. During the latter part of competing she became highly involved with her parents’, Martin and Pamela Wygod, thoroughbred racing business. She bought her first thoroughbreds in her family’s California dispersal in October 2010, and fell in love with the industry. In the spring of 2012, she became a certified Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship riding instructor and began her career at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding. Putting showing behind her, she now focuses her time on her and her family’s thoroughbreds and therapeutic horsemanship. The therapeutic riding world has a great need for horses and the thoroughbred industry has a great need to find homes for too many horses – her goal is to act as a liaison between these two industries.

Laura Stringer worked as an Equine Veterinary Technician outside of Chicago for seven years. She grew up on the East Coast riding and showing in A circuit Hunter/Jumpers. Laura moved back to the East Coast to New York in January of 2011 and accepted the Equine Coordinator position at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding Center, she has been working there ever since. Laura leads the Pegasus Unmounted programs and is a certified equine specialist in mental health and learning.With the help of others, she has been able to help rehabilitate the therapeutic herd, whom are now sound and happy. Laura has also taken many classes on different styles of body work to help the equine athlete. She has been working on horses for four years now and is a Healing Touch Practitioner

Marny Mansfield, MS, MSOTR/L is a lifelong equestrian, a PATH, International Master Level Instructor, Registered Therapist, Instructor Faculty and Evaluator and licensed Occupational Therapist in the state of New York. She has been involved with therapeutic riding for 18 years and has been involved with programs both large and small on the east coast and in Colorado. She has practiced both therapeutic riding and hippotherapy and currently is the Clinical Coordinator at Pegasus Therapeutic Riding in Brewster, New York.

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• RSVP’s must be in by 5 p.m. July 7th, 2013.
• No RSVP’s will be taken after the deadline.
• Walk-in seating limited.
• Registration begins at 6:15 P.M. at Fasig-Tipton.
• Dinner begins at 6:45 P.M.
• Cash, Check and Credit Card payments accepted at the door.
• Please list names of all attendees when making reservations.

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