Support Ex-Racehorses as they embrace their new careers!
Upcoming June Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show, June 12-13, 2010 - How you can can involved with supporting OTTBs on the local level ....you don't have to live in Virginia to be a part of this show!
We have available: Class Sponsorships $50, Championships $100, Divisions (3 classes) $150, Title Sponsor-Hunter Stake $1,000, Title Sponsor-Jumper Stake $1,000, Title Sponsor - Exhibitors' Dinner Party $1,500. There are several Class and Championship opportunities remaining as well as the need for some generous Title Sponsors! We are also in need of prizes to be awarded with ribbons. We have received the support of several tracks who have sent merchandise from their gift shops or special races.
Thoroughbred Racing is in full swing; support these ex-racehorses as they embrace their new careers!
If you sponsor, we'll link our Facebook page: Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Shows instantly to your website or blog. Your name gets mentioned over the loudspeaker at least a dozen times a day during the show, sponsors' names or banners are displayed for spectators and exhibitors to see, and if you can make it to the show, we would LOVE to have you present the ribbons for your class or championship. Press Releases after the show appear in both Hunter/Jumper and Racing publications and blogs!
Your sponsorship of this event hosted by the Virginia Horse Center is tax-deductible!!! (501(c)3)
Don't delay...contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to get involved! If you DO live nearby and would like to volunteer for a day or the weekend, please let us know...there are many behind the scenes activities that need extra hands! If you have jockey silks that you are willing to loan us to be used for decoration, we would appreciate your support!
Former trainer Jenny Pitman has teamed up with racehorse rehoming charity HEROS to run a new showing series.
The Jenny Pitman and HEROS Challenge Cup is aimed at owners, loanees and riders of ex-racehorses who may not have considered showing before.
The horses will be judged on general conformation, manners and turnout, but will not be marked down for racing injuries.
Retraining of Racehorses, SEIB Racehorse to Riding Horse and the Ex-Racers Club also hold showing series, but this is for the less experienced.
Jenny told H&H: "There is room for all four. Our series is aimed at those who aren't going to get to Horse of the Year Show, but who want to give it a go and have put just as much time and effort in."
There will be five qualifiers — at Ponies (UK) shows in Newbury, Newark and the David Broome Event Centre — and a £250-to-the-winner final judged by Jenny at the Newbury Show (19 September).
HEROS chief executive Grace Muir said: "We're thrilled Jenny has agreed to this. The majority of the 80-100 horses we rehome each year go to people like those this series is aimed at."
Chris Tyrer will be entering 11-year-old Vortex, who was trained Gay Kelleway and won over £300,000 as a racehorse.
"I've had Vortex a year and neither of us have ever shown before," said Ms Tyrer. "I didn't want to throw him in at the deep end, so this is perfect."