The Thoroughbred Horse Show Association will host its third annual show on Sunday, May 4, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Proceeds from this year's renewal will go to the Kentucky divisions of CANTER and ReRun, which re-home Thoroughbred racehorses when their careers at the track conclude.
The event offers a variety of jumping, dressage, and pleasure classes. The popular in-hand classes are again on the schedule to give owners an opportunity to show off their Thoroughbreds while giving their horses experience away from the track.
Entries close April 21. A complete prize list and entry forms can be obtained from THSA executive director Jan Roehl at (859) 559-1409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We are grateful to all of our sponsors," said THSA executive director Jan Roehl in a release. "Thanks to their support, we can continue our goal of giving owners an affordable option to ride or hand walk their Thoroughbreds under actual show conditions. The horses gain valuable experience and fans enjoy seeing horses from the track transitioning to a new career."
One of the marquee names at this year's edition is Rahy's Attorney, Canada's champion turf runner of 2008 and an earner of more than $2-million. The 10-year-old gelding is enjoying his second career as a Keeneland outrider mount. At past shows, one of the favorites was Train Robbery, a now 27-year-old mare who enjoyed her time in the spotlight after successful careers as both a racehorse and a broodmare.