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May 13, 2013

Maryland Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show Raises $10,000 For Thoroughbred Placement Resources

UPPER MARLBORO, Md., May 6, 2013-- The Maryland Thoroughbred Charity Horse Show, held April 26- 28 at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, raised approximately $10,000 to benefit Thoroughbred Placement Resources, Inc.

“This show has been a wonderful demonstration of what a properly retrained horse can accomplish,” said Kimberly Clark, the founder of TPR, a non profit organization which specializes in transitioning thoroughbreds from the racetrack into new careers. “This show featured many horses who had earned upwards of $250,000 in their racing careers and who are now successfully navigating the show world.” 

During the two days of showing, 100 Thoroughbred horses competed in hunter classes and jumper classes.  Riders were awarded various prizes, including custom embroidered TPR saddle pads, hats, magnets and coolers.  Prizes were also presented by some of the show’s sponsors, including OTTB Designs, Pierre Renard Embroidery, Gepetto Catering and Bosley Brangier Custom Clothing.

Highlights of the show included the $2,000 Maryland Jockey Club Hunter Stake on Saturday, won by Muddy Waters ridden by Laura Regan from Bay View Farm and the $1,000 TPR Gambler's Choice Low Jumper Stake on Sunday, won by Classic Rock ridden by Terri West.  The feature event, the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association $1500 Gambler's Choice High Jumper Stake, took place on Sunday and was won by Bet A Quarter ridden by Rachael Lively.

The show was organized by Anne Russek and judged by Meg Rhodes and Jerre Frankhouser.  The hunter and jumper course were designed and built by David Loman, head trainer at Cornerstone Show Stables in Annapolis, Md.

“The courses were beautiful, challenging and fair,” said Erin Root, who attended the show and who is a long-time volunteer for TPR.

“TPR would like to thank all of the volunteers, show staff and sponsors who donated so much time to raise money for these great horses,” said Clark, who hopes this show becomes an annual event.

TPR is a 501(c)(3) charity that exists to improve the lives of Thoroughbred racehorses through a comprehensive, multifaceted approach.  TPR successfully transitions and retrains racehorses for other disciplines and strives to improve the reputation of the Thoroughbred by providing education and support.

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