For Immediate Release

October 7, 2013

Valerie Gunderson (612.743.4013)

MEDIA ADVISORY “Unemployed” Racehorses Look for New Jobs, Homes
Local Horse Farm to Hold “Job Fair” for Off-the-Track-Thoroughbreds
Many North Dakotans have heard about the Kiefer rescue horses and the Badlands mustangs, but most are not aware there are dozens of high quality, ex-racehorses looking for ND homes, too. Dr. Richard Bowman DVM founded the Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbred Adoption in 1993 as a place to rehab and re-home these off-the-track-Thoroughbreds (OTTBs) that had most of their useful life ahead of them but no place to go. Karla and Mimi Stanley, owners of Prairie Rose Training Center in Bismarck, have opened up their barn to help re-purpose these special horses. The Stanleys have adopted several horses from Bowman Adoption in Rhame, ND and retrained them for new careers. There are more than 40 horses at Bowman’s ranch in need of homes and the Stanleys will introduce several of them at an “Ex-Racehorse Job Fair” on Oct. 12,, 2013 as part of Prairie Rose Training Center’s annual Open House. The Stanleys will showcase several OTTBs they have retrained for new careers in various disciplines and Bowman will have ex-racers on hand who can be adopted onsite. Known for their big hearts and can-do attitude, OTTBs excel in a variety of new jobs after racing – everything from jumping, eventing and dressage to trail riding, ranch work and western gaming events. The Stanleys hope to educate the public about the many horses available for adoption, encourage other local horseman to participate in adoption and retraining, and find good homes for these high quality Thoroughbreds. WHAT: Ex-Racehorse Job Fair. OTTBs available for adoption and sale onsite. Part of PRTC’s annual Open House. The public and responsible horse owners are encouraged to attend. - Friendly, handsome off-the-track-Thoroughbreds for adoption, sale and viewing. - Karla and Mimi Stanley, owners of Prairie Rose Training Center. - A representative from Bowman Second Chance Thoroughbreds. Prairie Rose Training Center 7050 156th Ave. NW Bismarck, ND 58503 701.222.0148 PRTC Open House begins at noon, Oct. 12, 2013 Ex-Racehorse Job Fair 2:30– 4:00pm, Oct. 12, 2013 ###