With the deadline for Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover trainer applications drawing near on January 15, Haylie Kerstetter takes the time to remind us that everyone should compete at the Thoroughbred Makeover at least once....» Read More!
Ah, the trials and tribulations of training a baby Thoroughbred! Over the past few months, all six of our RRP horses have experienced small setbacks of some sort or another...» Read More!
We’ve been loving Retired Racehorse Project’s “Five-Minute Clinic” YouTube series, in which trainers representing several disciplines share insight in a bite-sized format. Here are two video from eventers Dom Schramm and Tik Maynard — you...» Read More!
For 616 accepted trainers, the journey to the Retired Racehorse Project’s 2020 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America, has begun! The 2020 event will take place at Oct. 7-10 at the Kentucky...» Read More!
Spectators at the LiftMaster Grand-Prix Eventing at Bruce’s Field in Aiken, SC will enjoy a real treat on Friday when five-star eventers Buck Davidson and Phillip Dutton headline a Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) Master Class....» Read More!
Today, we’re meeting a team of four trainers from Dappir Ridge Eventing in Charlottesville, Virginia....» Read More!
Golden leaves drifted over walkways, hot wind scuttled through the barns, and dust whirled up from under the hooves of 400 thoroughbreds....» Read More!
On Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, the internet was on fire with celebratory posts like “I got in! I’m accepted into the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover 2018!” In fact, 794 trainers likely made such an...» Read More!
OTTB lovers everywhere, rejoice! It’s time for the Retired Race Horse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover! Samantha Clark already brought us a preview of the event featuring several of the competitors that will be there this weekend. Now, the...» Read More!
“Guts and glory” was the name of the game on Rolex Saturday — and not just for the riders who had to jump those four-star monstrosities on the cross country course. On Saturday evening Hagyard Equine...» Read More!
Thoroughbreds have long been the standout breed at all levels in eventing, and in the last several years we have seen a heavy increase in the popularity of the Thoroughbred ex-racehorse in the sport. According...» Read More!
As an eventer based in Lexington, Kentucky — the heart of Thoroughbred country — Cathy Wieschhoff has plenty of experience with OTTBs. Retired Racehorse Project caught up with Cathy, a three-time Rolex veteran, at the...» Read More!
Thoroughbreds have a long history of eating up the Rolex Kentucky cross-country track. The wide-open galloping suits them — it’s almost as if they know they’re on stage in the heart of Thoroughbred country. Yesterday...» Read More!
You know you have a horse from Florida when the only hill in Florida is very scary. Back to this in a moment. Three months ago today was Sven’s first show ever. We headed out...» Read More!
The Retired Racehorse Project has released the list of trainers that registered for this year’s Thoroughbred Makeover, which will be held October 27-30, 2016, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky....» Read More!
Before we embark upon our weekly OTTB shopping (or at least window shopping!) spree, a quick reminder that the deadline for 2016 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover trainer applications is next Monday, Jan. 31. To...» Read More!
Thinking about throwing your hat in the ring of this year’s Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover? Do it! For roundabout the cost of a regular horse trial, you could not only jump-start the career of...» Read More!
One of the many divisions at last month’s TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium was the freestyle, and many ex-racehorses showed off their paces in an effort to win the hearts of judges and spectators alike. Eventer...» Read More!
Popular OTTB Icabad Crane had a busy weekend in Kentucky last week, competing in the CCI* as well as putting on a couple of exhibitions for the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover. That’s what happens...» Read More!
The 2015 Thoroughbred Charities of America Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium finale takes place today at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Out of 180 starting horse and rider combinations, 30 pairs in ten disciplines...» Read More!
The 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium from the Retired Racehorse Project is officially coming upon us this weekend,...» Read More!
Hilary Popiel is training her OTTB, Four Fs and a D, or “Rusty,” in preparation for next month’s TCA Thoroughbred Makeover and Symposium at the Kentucky Horse Park. In the past, Hilary has trained OTTBs to...» Read More!
From the “Sport of Kings to the Kings of Sport.” It’s a catchy slogan to go along with a challenging concept of a competition. Steuart Pittman’s brainchild, The Retired Racehorse Project, has gone from a...» Read More!