I was lucky enough to go along for the ride this year with Neigh Savers Foundation to the Retired Racehorse Project‘s Thoroughbred Makeover at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. This event brought together hundreds of OTTBs, their owners, trainers and fans from all over the country to compete for $100,000 in prize money. Each horse had less than a year of under saddle training and competed in a number of disciplines: barrel racing, competitive trails, dressage, eventing, field hunters, freestyle, polo, show hunters, show jumpers, and working ranch. Vendors, seminars, and training demonstrations filled in any time not spent watching the OTTBs compete in their individual events. It is a large and ambitious show for an event that has only been run since 2013. We cannot wait to see what it becomes in another 5 years time…
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