Thoroughbred Placement Resources has announced it is partnering with All in Stride Equestrian Center to present the first Thoroughly Thoroughbred Dressage Show at the AIS facility in Parkton, Md. Aug. 11.

Classes for the show will begin at 9 a.m. All horses will show under their Jockey Club registered names; riders must provide the tattoo number or foal certificate with their entry. Proper dress will be requested and regulation approved helmets will be required. Six ribbons will be awarded on in each class.

The competition will be judged by Elizabeth Madlener, a United States Equestrian Federation senior judge and Grand Prix dressage coach and rider. Madlener participates in TPR's program, which retrains and transitions retired Thoroughbreds into new careers and homes at Leighton Farm in Upper Marlboro. Since 2007, TPR has successfully retrained and placed more than 800 horses.

"For me dressage is just another venue in which the Thorougbred can excel after its race career is over," said Joanna Engstrom-Brown, a long-time volunteer with TPR. "I have been showing for a while now but it is extra exciting to compete against other Thoroughbreds in dressage, where it is so often dominated by (horses bred specifically for the sport)," said Engstrom-Brown.
  
TPR and AIS will announce more information regarding registration, classes, vendors, and sponsorship opportunities as the information becomes available.

For more information, contact Terri Hirschman and Kerrie-Anne Sparks at news@goodhorse.org or call 410-703-2657.
 

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