The 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium is fast approaching! The event, to take place at the Kentucky Horse Park Oct. 5-8, will be contested by hundreds of trainers who have spent a maximum of 10 months taking a Thoroughbred from the track to their debut in one of 10 equestrian disciplines. Fun fact: Eventers have the largest representation among the entry list!
In addition to the competition, the week includes seminars, a sponsor fair, a horse sale and the Thoroughbred Makeover finale, featuring the top three horses in each discipline and America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred. For more information, visit its page on the Retired Racehorse Program website here.
If you’re at Plantation Field this weekend, join RPP on Saturday in the show jumping arena at noon for a showcase of local Makeover horses for sale. And be sure to stop by their tent to pick up a free copy of Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, sit in an up-for-raffle Rolls Royce named Idle Dice, buy some logowear, become a member and learn more about RPP programs. If you time it right you might even meet Rosie Napravnik, Rodney Jenkins, and other racing celebrities participating in Sunday’s Real Riders Cup.
Go OTTBs. Go Eventing!