Tickets are now on sale for the Retired Racehorse Project’s (RRP) $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium Presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA).
The event is scheduled to feature 500 Thoroughbred ex-racehorses who have each received less than a year’s training in a second career performing in ten equestrian disciplines. Top professional and amateur trainers from throughout North America compete for $100,000 in prize money and crowd support to be crowned “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.” The event will take place Oct. 27-30 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.
Competition in show hunters, field hunters, barrel racing, eventing, polo, dressage, competitive trail, and freestyle will take place Thursday and Friday as each horse performs for top judges in their chosen discipline. On Saturday, the top three competitors from each discipline compete in the finale in the TCA Covered Arena where the crowd will select “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.”
On Sunday, demonstrations and workshops will be presented by top trainers in each discipline. They will share their secrets to selecting, caring for, retraining, and selling Thoroughbreds off the track, while racing industry celebrities will demonstrate how Thoroughbreds are trained and ridden for their first careers. Attendees can also shop, browse, and talk with industry experts in the sponsor fair throughout the event.
“This event is for people who want to become better horsemen,” said RRP President Steuart Pittman. “It’s the perfect blend of horse show, expo, conference, and sale. You can