March 2, 2017 — Lexington, KY – New Vocations, the nation’s oldest and largest racehorse adoption program, recently installed Martin Collins CLOPF® footing in their newly built indoor arena at their Lexington, Ky., facility.
Good footing is a key component in the program’s mission to rehabilitate, retrain and rehome retiring racehorses. Quality, reliable footing that provides cushion and the appropriate level of energy return to the limbs of the horse is a must when these horses transition into a new career.
“We are excited to have Martin Collins CLOPF® Fiber footing in our newly constructed indoor arena at New Vocations at Mereworth Farm,” said Sarah Coleman, Director of Education and Development for New Vocations. “As our focus is on rehabilitating, retraining and rehoming retired racehorses, we are thankful for such a forgiving surface on which to begin our horse’s training for careers after the track.”
“The work of New Vocations in retraining and rehoming retired racehorses is crucial,” said Glynnie Walford, CEO of Martin Collins USA. “There are thousands of OTTBs in need of retraining for a new career and we are delighted that our CLOPF® footing will assist them in remaining sound while they transition to a new life.”
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 400 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 Martin Collins USA:
Martin Collins Enterprises, founded in 1977, has installed over 4,000 surfaces around the globe, including at prestigious venues such as Royal Windsor Horse Show, UK; Spanish Riding School, Austria; and the Metropolitan Polo Club, Bejing, China. Martin Collins has installed sport horse surfaces from coast to coast in the United States, including Sonoma Horse Park in Northern California. To learn more about Martin Collins surfaces, or to request a complimentary footing guide or consultation, please visit martincollinsusa.com. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/martincollinsusa.