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Crown Jeweler helping kids learn at camp

July 03, 2012
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With summer comes horse camps and kids. Former Ohio trotter Crown Jeweler, now 22, is a favorite when it comes teaching kids how to ride and drive for adopters Rob and Julie Wilson of Kentucky. "He is priceless,” says Wilson. "All the children love him and even ones as young as eight can drive him.”
 
Crown Jeweler raced 170 times over eight years and earned $88,000 for Harold Breidenbach of Cool Winds Farm in Ohio. Crown Jeweler was donated to New Vocations, where he was broke to ride and subsequently placed with the Wilsons, who train Morgans and Saddlebreds on a national level.
 
"Jeweler" is a favorite among the youth who flock to the Wilson's summer Horse Camps to learn to ride and drive an upheaded English horse. Crown Jeweler is a perfect example of how Standardbreds easily can fit the bill!

As the largest racehorse adoption program, New Vocations has been standing in the gap for retired racehorses providing a safety-net through rehabilitation, education and placement into qualified, caring homes for the past 20 years. Since its inception, the program has placed over 4,000 retired racehorses, including 429 horses in 2011. Working directly with owners and trainers, who need aftercare for horses leaving the track, the program currently receives horses from more than 30 tracks. New Vocations has a sound adoption system that is proven to move a large number of horses in a relatively short period of time. The program focuses on adoption rather than retirement, believing each horse deserves to have an individual home and purpose. To learn more or to donate a racehorse, visit: http://www.horseadoption.com/ (New Vocations)

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