New Thoroughbred Show Dates Listings

Okay, Mid-Atlantic, you’ve officially worn me out, but you’re doing me proud, too. The great state of Maryland, which has given the equestrian world such gifts as Native Dancer, and me, is the epicenter of Thoroughbred horse showing this year. They’ve introduced the Thoroughbred Alliance Horse Show Series, with eight bajillion nine horse show dates at venues like Fair Hill, Pimlico Race Course, and the Virginia Horse Center. (I know, it’s not in Maryland. But apparently it’s really nice.)

The Thoroughbred Alliance Shows, which include hunters, jumpers, dressage, and high stakes AA, Jockey Club T.I.P., and derbies in their prize lists, will culminate in fun and prizes at Laurel Park in January 2014.

I really have to commend the Maryland Jockey Club for their active involvement in off-track Thoroughbred promotion. Opening up Pimlico’s infield last year for the first Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show was a stellar move, and their continuing involvement in producing and promoting a Thoroughbreds-only horse show network in the Mid-Atlantic, a traditionally horsey kind of place, should really be emulated by every other state horse racing board. The racing secretary is working hand-in-hand with Thoroughbred re-homing specialists in order to build up the sense of worth that horsemen both on the backside and at the show barns should feel about their Thoroughbreds.

All that being said, you can head over to the 2013 Thoroughbred Show Calendar to see the dates of not just the Thoroughbred Alliance series, but other show dates for around the country. If you have show dates to add, please be sure to email me at nkreinert@nyc.rr.com for inclusion in the calendar. Next to the Adoption & Rescue Resources Page, it receives some of the highest page view numbers on Retired Racehorse Blog.

Here are two great press releases I’ve received in the past week:

TPR OTTB Horse Show

This Maryland Thoroughbred-only Horse Show is seeking sponsorships as well. A great way to get your name out there to Thoroughbred enthusiasts!

TPR is an excellent organization we’ve talked about before, working very hard to bring resources to help educate OTTB owners. Check out their website for more information.

And here’s a beautiful flyer I had to share from the west coast – yes they’re putting on Thoroughbred shows on the west coast too!

Thoroughbred classic horse show

The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show looks classy

This one is somewhere in California. I will give my usual disclaimer that I only know the locations of Santa Anita and Disneyland and let the commenters have their fun with me below.

Email show dates! nkreinert@nyc.rr.com

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5 responses to “New Thoroughbred Show Dates Listings

  1. San Juan Capistrano is about 50 miles north of the Del Mar racetrack–to put it in terms you might be more familiar with LOL!

  2. Thank you for promoting our west coast Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Series. We are excited to bring the OTTB community together on the west coast. We are working hard to make this a great show and offer classes for horses and riders of all abilities. The TCHS is hosting a welcoming dinner for the riders on Friday evening starting about 4 pm at the riding facility, Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. Meet fellow riders in a casual setting and share stories about your OTTB.
    The show is on April 20-21. Join us as a rider, a spectator in support of the ex-racehorses or if you want to check out the show before entering the next show scheduled for July. Here are links to our class description and prize list:

    http://thoroughbredclassic.org/upcoming-shows/class-descriptions
    http://thoroughbredclassic.org/upcoming-shows/prize-list

    Please contact us if you have any questions at info@thoroughbredclassic.org or 818.456.9184.

    Dawn Mellen
    Event Committee

    • Betsy Harding

      OHave a business in Boyce,Va.near Berryville, Stepping Stone Stable. I deal exclusively in OTTB’s and have gotten 27 TB’s from the track in the last 12 months and have sold them all for either show hunters,fox hunters,eventers,or dressage prospects. I have a fabulous selection of very high quality TB:s coming up for the early Spring. Would love more info about upcoming TB events and to get more exposure for my sale barn. My email is eharding53@AOL.com.

  3. Betsy Harding

    Have a business in Boyce,Va.near Berryville, Stepping Stone Stable. I deal exclusively in OTTB’s and have gotten 27 TB’s from the track in the last 12 months and have sold them all for either show hunters,fox hunters,eventers,or dressage prospects. I have a fabulous selection of very high quality TB:s coming up for the early Spring. Would love more info about upcoming TB events and to get more exposure for my sale barn. My email is eharding53@AOL.com.