Retired Racehorse Project programming abounds at this weekend’s PA Horse World Expo, including a Thoroughbred Makeover Rematch with four competitors vying for a $1,000 purse. The Expo takes place March 2-5 at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA.
Each horse and rider pairing competed in a different discipline at the 2016 Makeover, but since then three of them having been gearing their horses toward an eventing debut.
Nicole McKinley on Gelt (2009 Gelding by Eurosilver out of Cercida), 28th place Competitive Trail: “Since the Makeover, Gelt and I have taken some time to work on our dressage and apply it to our jumping … We plan to continue showing dressage and eventing this year and have a grand scale plan to qualify for the American Eventing Championships this year.”
Becky Mark on Bedevil (2011 Mare by Medallist out of Siege), 16th place Field Hunter: “Becky has hunted Bedevil with River Hills, and is preparing to go baby novice with her in the spring.”
Macy Beach on the Muckratary (2011 Mare by Trust N Luck out of Cinderella Story), 8th place Eventing, 30th place Dressage: “From November through January, Ellie and Macy made dressage their number one priority, mainly due to subpar footing, but now are focusing on their show jumping and cross country.”
Come out and cheer on your favorite, as the winner will be chosen by the crowd! The event takes place Saturday, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Equine Arena.
Additional RRP sessions and demos this include:
- “Finding the Right Horse for You,” Thursday 3-4 p.m., Equine Arena
- “Retraining From Racing to Riding,” Friday 12-1 p.m., Equine Arena
- Trainer’s Forum, SUNDAY 2-3pm, Seminar Hall A
And be sure to stop by the RPP booth to pick up OTTB swag, or shop online here.
One-day ticket are $12 for adults and $6 for children plus a $1.50/$1 ticket service fee. Purchase and print them in advance here.
For more information on RPP programming at the PA Horse World Expo, click here.