Thoroughbreds For All Scheduled for April 24
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Thoroughbreds For All, an event that showcases the versatility of the Thoroughbred horse, will once again be hosted at the conclusion of the dressage phase of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event on Friday, April 24. Hosted at New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program’s Lexington facility, West Wind Farm, the event will run from 5 to 9 p.m. and will include a Southern-style buffet dinner.
This year’s powerhouse lineup will include Laine Ashker, a regular competitor at Rolex Kentucky CCI**** and a 2015 favorite on her off-track Thoroughbred Anthony Patch; international high-performance rider, trainer, coach and clinician Reese Koffler-Stanfield; and world-class colt trainer and winner of both the 2014 Kentucky Reining Cup and the 2014 All-American Quarter Horse Congress Freestyle Reining Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship. All three horsemen will share their experiences in working with Thoroughbreds before an expected crowd of over 600 Thoroughbred enthusiasts.
“Each year, we look forward to opening our doors to the hundreds of equestrians and passionate Thoroughbred lovers who are interested in learning more about this extremely talented, versatile breed,” said Anna Ford, program director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. “We hope that by bringing top trainers from a variety of disciplines together to demonstrate their knowledge of off-the-track Thoroughbreds that the audience leave our event even more inspired about the Thoroughbred breed–and ultimately consider giving one of them a home and second career.”
“Rolex weekend in Kentucky is when horses bred to race remind the world that they can beat horses bred to event in the ultimate equestrian challenge,” said RRP President Steuart Pittman. “Kicking it off with a demonstration of how and why this happens is a thrill for all of us. Laine, Reese and Dan will offer very different perspectives on the training process and I for one will be taking notes.”
All sessions will be moderated by Steuart Pittman of the Retired Racehorse Project and Anna Ford, Program Director for New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program. Tickets are limited to 600 and are available for purchase online at https://eventbrite.com/event/15518199352 for $35 each. Proceeds from the event will benefit New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program and Retired Racehorse Project. Both are 501(c)3 charitable organizations.