Langley, BC, June 15, 2016 – New Stride is proud to recognize, promote, and reward Thoroughbred owners and riders with its fourth annual $7,500 Jumper Challenge Series for 2016.
“Our goal is to showcase the best side of the Thoroughbred horse to the general public, as well as to the industry built around it,” said Bill Randall, President of New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. “This unique Jumper Challenge Series raises the profile of Thoroughbreds in sport, and will ultimately help find more homes for these magnificent, versatile animals.”

New Stride’s $7,500 Thoroughbred Jumper Challenge Series will take place at Thunderbird Show Park on July 2, followed by Milner Downs Equestrian Centre on July 23 and 30. The Finale will be held at Thunderbird Show Park on September 24. The Series will be open to all riders and registered Thoroughbred horses with fences being set at the horses’ respective division heights (a choice of three heights). An additional $500 in prize money will be awarded to the top overall Thoroughbred/rider combination as part of the annual East-West Series Challenge Bonus.

Inspired by the Thoroughbred Hunter Classic Series that was first spearheaded by Stacey Krembil and Long Run Thoroughbred Adoption Society in Ontario, New Stride wanted to introduce a similar competition to the West coast, in the hopes of eventually creating a national Series in the coming years. The Thoroughbred Hunter Classic Series has seen tremendous success in Ontario, and is now highly regarded as a Series that draws Thoroughbred enthusiasts ranging from promising amateurs to seasoned professional riders. The Series is also showcased at a variety of “A” Circuit and FEI-ranked shows.

Back for a fourth year and looking for enthusiastic Thoroughbred owners and riders to participate in the Jumper Challenge Series, New Stride is pleased to recognize Hastings Racecourse, Austeville Properties, Great Canadian Gaming Corp., North American Thoroughbred Horse Company, Shannon Stables Ltd, and Chiefswood Stables for their support of this years’ Series.
Details about the Series can be found online at:

About New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society:
New Stride is a registered charity dedicated to finding adoptive homes and new careers for Thoroughbred racehorses. The charity was founded at Hastings Racecourse in 2002 by a group of concerned owners, breeders and backstretch workers who sought to provide a dignified retirement for as many Thoroughbreds as possible.

During its existence New Stride has placed over 140 Thoroughbreds into adoptive homes and assisted many owners and trainers in connecting horses coming off the track with opportunities for new careers and homes. The organization also offers assistance to Thoroughbred owners outside the racing community in the form of information, advice and free advertising of horses for sale on its website. For more information, visit:
For media inquiries, please contact:
Bill Randall
President, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
Phone: (604) 671-3077
Email: [email protected]

Megan Johnson
Director, New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society
Phone: (604) 365-5770
Email: [email protected]