April 24, 2017 — Lexington, KY — Lindsey Partridge, 2015/2016 Trail Champion and 2016 Freestyle Champion at the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover, will be headlining the New Vocations Open Barn and BBQ on April 28. In addition to a thrilling freestyle demonstration, Lindsey will be offering guests an extra treat: a sneak peek at her new 2017 Makeover project horse.
The horse, chosen by Lindsey with the help of Kentucky Facility Director Melissa King, will make its debut appearance with Lindsey at the event. Attendees of the Open Barn and BBQ will have a unique chance to see how Lindsey begins working with her Makeover partners. By adopting a New Vocations OTTB, Lindsey becomes the 16th Ambassador representing New Vocations at the Makeover, which will take place October 5-8, 2017, at the Kentucky Horse Park.
The Thoroughbred Makeover is a $100,000 competition in which hundreds of trainers acquire a recently retired racehorse and prepare it over a period of less than 10 months or competition in one or two of 10 riding sports designed to test the quality and progress of each horse’s training. Lindsey will speak candidly about her new horse and what disciplines she feels the horse is best suited for.
Sponsored by AmWager and supported by Siena Farm, the Open Barn and BBQ will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at New Vocations at Mereworth Farm, 719 Dolan Lane in Lexington. The event will feature a Southern-style buffet dinner and drinks graciously donated by Buffalo Trace Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Jackson Family Wines and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.
Tickets to the Open Barn and BBQ, which will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., include live music, dinner, drinks and demonstrations for $25; proceeds from the event will benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, a501(c) 3 charitable organization. The address of New Vocations at Mereworth is 719 Dolan Lane, Lexington. Limited tickets are available at newvocations.org.
About New Vocations:
Founded in 1992, New Vocations has grown into the largest racehorse adoption program in the country. Its mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retired racehorses has led to the placement of over 6,000 individuals, with over 450 retirees entering the program each year. With six facilities in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, New Vocations serves over 40 racetracks, working directly with owners and trainers in need of equine aftercare options. Newvocations.org
About Lindsey Partridge and Harmony Horsemanship:
Based in Canada, Lindsey is an accomplished horsewoman who utilizes natural horsemanship to train her horses and Centered Riding to help teach her riders; she has combined these two tools to create her own Harmony Horsemanship. Also a published author, Lindsey also won the 2016 Extreme Cowboy Shoot Out Race and played a role with her horses in the movie Unbridled.