Following the success of multiple Thoroughbred-only horse shows in the Mid-Atlantic last year, several off-track Thoroughbred advocates have announced the creation of the Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series, to premiere this year.
The series will consist of Thoroughbred-only shows in the Mid-Atlantic, culminating in a year-end awards banquet for horses and riders who accumulate points throughout the series. The banquet will be held at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., in January 2014. Registration for the series is free.
Members of the Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series committee include:
Fran Burns, Alliance Coordinator
Georganne Hale, Maryland Jockey Club
Bev Strauss, MidAtlantic Horse Rescue
Sue Smith, Canter Pennsylvania
Becky Foster, The Maryland Horse and Pony Show
Krista Penny Hodgkin, Thoroughbred Celebration Shows
Penny Woolley, Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show
The Thoroughbred Alliance Member Shows for 2013 are:
Thoroughbred Celebration Show, Lexington, Va., March 15-17
Thoroughbred Festival at Winterplace Park, Salisbury, Md., April 6
MidAtlantic Horse Rescue Thoroughbred Show, Bel Air, Md., June 1
Thoroughbred Celebration Show, Lexington, Va., June 7-9
Totally Thoroughbred Show, Pimlico Race Track, Baltimore, Md., July 13
Loch Moy Thoroughbred Hunter & Jumper Show, Adamstown, Md., Aug. 10-11
Furlongs To Fences, Fair Hill, Md., Sept. 7-8
Maryland Horse & Pony Show, Upper Marlboro, Md. (TB-only divisions), Sept. 11-15
Thoroughbred Celebration Show, Lexington, Va., Oct. 25-27
For more information, visit the Thoroughbredbred Alliance website.