2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Schedule and Entries Announced

The weekend will include seminars, vendors, a marketplace of horses trained for the event, competitions, and more.
Please login

No account yet? Register


One month from now the Breeders’ Cup Festival begins in Lexington, Kentucky. The week of festivities begins with the Thoroughbred Charities of America Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium at the Kentucky Horse Park where $100,000 in prize money will be distributed to owners of nearly two hundred Thoroughbreds that have recently been trained in in ten different riding sports. The event is sponsored by Thoroughbred Charities of America and organized by Retired Racehorse Project (RRP).

The weekend is a celebration of the off-track Thoroughbred and includes 10 seminars; 70 vendors; a marketplace of horses trained for the event; and competitions in polo, show jumping, cattle work, dressage, barrel racing, eventing, competitive trail riding, show hunters, field hunters, and a freestyle event. A Sunday afternoon finale presents the top three scorers in each sport leading to the crowning of America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.

On Sept. 24 the RRP released the official schedule, which includes 40 seminar presenters and 25 judges. Highlights include:

  • Premiere showing of Bernie Traurig and EventingCoach.com’s A Tribute to the Thoroughbred Sport Horse, featuring vintage footage of great Thoroughbred show horses with commentary from Hall of Fame riders;
  • Seminars on soundness and prepurchase exams, health, sales, managing aftercare organizations, a trainers’ forum, how racehorses are trained, horse shopping on racetrack backsides, selecting prospects, England’s program to promote off-track Thoroughbreds, and retraining Thoroughbreds for a living;
  • Presentations by Stuart Brown, DVM; Michael Blowen; Eric Dierks; Louise Robson; Laine Ashker; Tik Maynard; Patricia Cooksey; Denny Emerson; and more;
  • Judging with commentary by Maggi Moss, Michael Dignelli, Graham Motion, Elisa Wallace, David Hopper, Bernie Traurig, and others;
  • The Off-Track Thoroughbred magazine launch party at Kentucky Horse Park visitors center featuring the band Shades of Grass; and
  • A special demonstration by Olympian Phillip Dutton on Icabad Crane, the winner of the 2014 Retired Racehorse Project America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest.

A full schedule of events and list of horses entered is available at RetiredRacehorseProject.org

Create a free account with TheHorse.com to view this content.

TheHorse.com is home to thousands of free articles about horse health care. In order to access some of our exclusive free content, you must be signed into TheHorse.com.

Start your free account today!

Already have an account?
and continue reading.


Written by:

Related Articles

Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with

FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com

Sponsored Content

Weekly Poll

sponsored by:

What signs does your horse show when he has gastric ulcers? Please check all that apply.
56 votes · 138 answers

Readers’ Most Popular

Sign In

Don’t have an account? Register for a FREE account here.

Need to update your account?

You need to be logged in to fill out this form

Create a free account with TheHorse.com!