Wednesday Videos from Kentucky Performance Products: Thoroughbred Makeover Rematch

Emily Daignault-Salvaggio and Gin Joint, winners of the Field Hunter division at the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover. Photo by Heather Benson. Emily Daignault-Salvaggio and Gin Joint, winners of the Field Hunter division at the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover. Photo by Heather Benson.

Last year they battled for $100,000 in Kentucky, and this weekend they’re back at it in Pennsylvania!

The stakes might not be quite as high this time but the competition, featuring 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover contestants who are now a year into their training, should be just as interesting! We can’t wait to see how these horses who showed so much promise last year have progressed in their training.

The showdown takes place at the Pennsylvania Horse World Expo, which starts Thursday and runs through Sunday, March 6 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and brings the nation’s leading equestrian clinicians and entertainers to Harrisburg for four days.

The featured 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover participants are:

Clovis Crane on Yo Koffy

Elissa Ogburn on Land Run

Emily Daignault-Salvaggio on Gin Joint

Nicole Cammuso on Diabolic

Shariah Harris on Late Starter

With all due respect to each of these riders and OTTBs, we can’t help but cheer a little extra loudly for our fellow eventers, Elissa and Emily.

Here’s Elissa and Land Run, competitors in the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Eventing division, jumping in the pouring rain at Loch Moy. What a good boy!

And here’s Emily and Gin Joint, winners of the 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover Field Hunter division:

We’re so proud of their accomplishments — what a lot of ground they’ve covered!

One year with Gin. What an amazing first year and such a bright future still to come. I’ll be honest it scares me sometimes. He’s just a freak of nature. I hope I’m worthy.

Posted by Emily Daignault-Salvaggio on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Each day of the expo will will showcase a different part of the their extraordinary journeys from the racetrack to new careers as riding horse, with the rematch to be held on Saturday from 5-6 p.m.

This time the crowd will pick the winner! The winner of the rematch will be awarded a $500 SmartPak Shopping Spree in addition to additional prizes for competitors from Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals.

RRP Session Schedule:

Finding the Right Horse for You
THURSDAY, 3-4pm, Equine Arena

Retraining from Racing to Riding
FRIDAY, 12-1pm, Equine Arena

Thoroughbred Makeover Rematch
SATURDAY, 5-6pm, Equine Arena

A Trainers’ Forum
SUNDAY, 2-3pm, Seminar Hall A

Dressage for the Ex-Racer
SUNDAY, 3-4pm, Large Arena

You can learn more about the Thoroughbred Makeover here. Go OTTBs.

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