Edited from a release
With backing from members of New Jersey's Thoroughbred industry, including the Brunetti Foundation as headline sponsor of this charity event, New Jersey's second-annual All-Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the New Jersey Horse Park in Allentown, N.J.
Hosted by ReRun as a benefit for the national Thoroughbred adoption program's New Jersey Chapter, this show is part of a series of All-Thoroughbred Shows designed to showcase the versatility of the Thoroughbred breed.
"The Brunetti Foundation is proud to be a major sponsor of ReRun's Second Annual All-Thoroughbred Horse Show in New Jersey," said Laura Brunetti. "We hold ReRun in the highest esteem--this is an organization that treats ex-racehorses with the dignity that they deserve."
This year's New Jersey show will feature all equine disciplines--from the typical hunters, jumpers and dressage to the more atypical (for Thoroughbreds) Western classes and classes for children. Of special interest to the Thoroughbred industry will be special in-hand classes for ex-racehorses, as well as "War Horse" classes for those ex-racehorses who had racetrack earnings of over $100,000 or starts numbering more than 50. The "Marvelous Matron" class is aimed at former broodmares or those recently bred, while the "Adopted Horses In-Hand" will showcase any Thoroughbred obtained through one of the many placement programs operating nationwide.
"The positive feedback from last year's show was just incredible. In fact, we had competitors asking us to schedule two New Jersey shows a year," said Laurie Condurso-Lane, director of ReRun New Jersey. "ReRun's show series, along with the opening of our Maryland Educational center and the Maryland All-Thoroughbred Show in the works for 2004, should bring some great PR to the East Coast Thoroughbred industry. ReRun is working hard to create homes for these horses."
A special class for New Jersey-breds will feature such well-known track personalities as I Claudius, now an eventer. Back for a second year will be Region, a multiple graded stakes-winning earner of over $800,000, and now a success in the show ring as well. A special "surprise" judge will be on-hand to preside over the ex-racehorse in-hand classes. For more information, or to obtain showbills and entry forms, contact Laurie Condurso-Lane at (732) 521.4752.