The 2020 Sequel New York Stallion show has been changed to an Open House. For every contract signed on site and for every winner of the Stallion season raffle, Sequel will donate $100 to the TAA on behalf of the breeder and will match the total at the end of the day. In lieu of a fancy sit-down dinner with lots of giveaways, hats and swag, this year the focus will be on the breeder.
“We have received so much feedback from our breeders regarding the tragedy in Peru and our beloved stallion, The Lieutenant. While we are heartbroken, there is nothing that we can do about it. What we can do is to help raise money for an excellent program that helps horses here in the United States,” owner Becky Thomas said.
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations to retrain, retire, and rehome Thoroughbreds using industry-wide funding. Since 2012, the TAA has awarded more than $17.2 million to accredited aftercare organizations.
“We have been putting these shows on for many years and have spent so much money to do so. We feel the money will be better spent this way and it will give us the opportunity to spend time with our breeders and to talk to them about their horses,” Thomas added. “The new open house format also gives our breeders an opportunity to meet Dr. Bill McQuire, our new assistant manager, as well as welcoming our new 2020 interns from Arkansas to South Africa.”
Stallions will be shown throughout the day and the raffle will be held the following Friday giving breeders more time to sign up. Standing at Sequel in 2020 are Freud, Destin, Laoban, Mission Impazible, Stephanoatsee, and Union Jackson.
The Open House will take place Sunday, Jan. 19 from 12-4 at the farm in Hudson, NY. A light lunch will be served. For more details, please visit www.sequelnewyork.com or call the office (800) 925-2916.
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