2014 Wayne Eventing Derby Offers Special OTTB Award

Area IV eventer and loyal EN fan Julie Poveromo lost her Thoroughbred partner No Trouble last year in a tragic pasture accident.  In honor of Trouble, the 2014 Wayne Eventing Derby will feature a new $500 award to the Off-Track Thoroughbred with the best score at Training, Novice, or Beginner Novice.  Thanks to Katie Lindsay for passing this along to us.  Go OTTBs!

Julie Poveromo and No Trouble at the IEA Novice 3-Day.  Photo courtesy of Leann Zobbe.

Julie Poveromo and No Trouble at the IEA Novice 3-Day. Photo courtesy of Leann Zobbe.


The 2014 Wayne Eventing Derby, which will take place April 11-13 at Lamplight Equestrian Center in Wayne, will feature a new award to honor the memory of No Trouble, a very special Thoroughbred. Sponsored by the Wayne Eventing Derby and supported by the Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program, (T.I.P.), $500 will be awarded to the Off The Track Thoroughbred, (OTTB), who achieves the best overall score from the Training, Novice or Beginner Novice divisions of competition. This award is in addition to individual T.I.P. high score prizes in these three divisions.


No Trouble, a well bred 2006 OTTB owned, trained and competed by Julie Poveromo, suffered a fatal accident in turn out in 2013, and this new award is presented to honor his memory. After a short and far from memorable racing career, and following a brief stint in the hunter ring, Trouble was purchased by Julie. At the time of his death, she was successfully moving him up through the levels. In 2012-2013, they put together eight consecutive cross country trips without penalties, including at a long format Novice Three Day in Indiana and in his first Training at Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials which he won on his dressage score of 26.4. He also won two T.I.P. high score awards in his eventing career.

Of this very special horse, Julie said that he was “always quirky and careful about jumping, but was a superstar in the dressage arena. We trusted each other completely and shared a wonderful bond. Our time together was far too short, but I am grateful that we were partners. He taught me so very much.”

To be eligible for a T.I.P. award at the Derby, a horse must have a T.I.P. number. Go to www.wayneeventingderby.org and click on the Jockey Club T.I.P. page to get information about getting the number.  Derby entries open on March 18.

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