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  • Reminder for All OTTB Hunter Jumper Show

    We are trying to get as many entries as possible for this show at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. It looks like it's going to be a success, but we want to ensure that the VHC and other groups will sponsor more of these all OTTB shows. If you can't enter a horse, perhaps you can sponsor a class or get a group together to sponsor one. Every penny counts!

    Go to http://www.leightonfarm.com/news_&_events.htm
    http://www.LeightonFarm.com

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    Bump - wish it was up in New England - I'd go!! Sounds like it'll be a great show and hopefully get more people to notice how nice OTTB's can be!!

    Originally posted by LeightonFarm View Post
    We are trying to get as many entries as possible for this show at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. It looks like it's going to be a success, but we want to ensure that the VHC and other groups will sponsor more of these all OTTB shows. If you can't enter a horse, perhaps you can sponsor a class or get a group together to sponsor one. Every penny counts!

    Go to http://www.leightonfarm.com/news_&_events.htm
    "When a horse greets you with a nicker & regards you with a large & liquid eye, the question of where you want to be & what you want to do has been answered." CANTER New England

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    • #3
      I was hoping to bring 2, but one is laid up on stall rest...but I'm bringing 1 down from maryland We're primarily coming for the jumpers, but since we'll be hanging out all weekend, I think we'll try some hunter classes too...eventhough I'm pretty sure the old man has never done a hunter class in his life

      but, hey...who says an old horse can't learn some new tricks...

      now to find out where I put that hunt coat and fitted pad...
      ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
      www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/

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      • #4
        I totally wanted to come up for this, but am not going to be able to make it this year, but I soooo hope it will be around next year or even perhaps one later this summer?! Such a fantastic idea!!
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        • #5
          Wish I could go, but I'm too far away and don't have the funds to travel...maybe next year!!! Wish there was one in PA!

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          • #6
            What a great fundraiser! How fun!! I purchased my guy from Kim 2 years ago and he's the love of my life! She's doing a great thing for Thoroughbreds! Everyone come and support! I'm going to try to make it!
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPg2TKh9n1w

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            • #7
              Such a great idea, and wonderful promotion for the OTTBs!

              There is a "Thoroughbred" Classic run twice a year at the A shows up here, open to any TB
              s (raced, homebred or sportbred) who competes in any hunter division (so ranges from 2'6 up to the 3'6). Its SO much fun and a wonderful plug for the breed. Prize money is donated from an OTTB rescue.

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              • #8
                <<bump>>

                I'm sponsoring awards, and hope to attend. A quick link to prize list and entry form:

                http://horsecenter.org/classlists/Th...0Show%2009.pdf

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                • #9
                  Was there both days, and the show went really well. East Complex was extremely well run and very easy for the horses travelling from barn to indoor warm up to indoor ring.

                  Mgt is planning another with the same format at the VA Horse Center, looking for an open slot in September.

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                  • #10
                    We had a fabulous time at the show - it was VERY well run and everyone was very friendly - even to a eventer masquerading as a jumper for the weekend

                    sm - I'm wondering if I met you, as it seems like I met a ton of folks there...due largely to the fact that I was the one there with the 21yo horse
                    ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
                    www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/

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                    • #11
                      I wish they had one of these by me! (Long Island)

                      What's the definition of OTTB? My guy was trained/tattooed but has no starts.... I'm guessing that he wouldn't qualify.

                      But either way, it's a great way to promote the breed!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by make x it x so View Post
                        I wish they had one of these by me! (Long Island)

                        What's the definition of OTTB? My guy was trained/tattooed but has no starts.... I'm guessing that he wouldn't qualify.

                        But either way, it's a great way to promote the breed!
                        there were definitely horses there that had been in race training, but had no starts

                        It was great to see the spectrum of OTTBs - everything from trained-but-never-raced to 4year olds with a few starts, fresh off the track to old been-there-done that campaigners like my old guy (21yo, 60 starts, and well into a 2nd career)
                        ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
                        www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/

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                        • #13
                          Really wanted to bring two of mine, but it was the same weekend as show jumping rally and I was coaching several people. Did get the chance to stop in and watch. The show looked like it was a good success.

                          Does anyone know if there's going to be another one in September? Read somewhere that there might be ... (fingers crossed)

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                          • #14
                            Blue Ridge: mgt is looking for a date in Sept, hopefully will be figured out this week.

                            Tar Heel: you're written up here http://www.leightonfarm.com/news_&_events.htm . I did see Huey go --- sweet! I brought the Leather Therapy prizes with me (LT did not ship to VHC due to timing issues) and dropped them off on Saturday. Also was responsible for the North American Thoroughbred Society free memberships for all champions and reserves.

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                            • #15
                              OTTB's A Sure Bet for the VHC

                              Here is one of the Press Releases from the show:

                              PRESS RELEASE - Off The Track Thoroughbreds Are A Sure Bet For The Virginia Horse Center

                              The Virginia Horse Center hosted the Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show, showcasing Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB's) on June 13-14, 2009. The weekend was inspiring and magical with more than forty former race horses who traveled from as far away as Georgia and Pennsylvania. This inaugural hunter/jumper show for OTTB's is certain to inspire a series of similar events throughout the year.
                              Generous sponsorships from the Virginia HBPA, Georganne Hale, Mrs. W.A. "Jimmy" Croll, Jr., Diana Pikulski (TRF), Colonial Downs, and the Maryland Jockey Club, along with others assisted the Virginia Horse Center in presenting this event. The 21 classes consisted of a variety of levels such as Walk/Trot Pleasure, Hunter Over Fences and Power and Speed Jumpers. All events were named after Mid-Atlantic racetracks, and culminated with a $1,000 Colonial Downs Hunter Stakes and a $1,000 Triple Crown Jumper Stakes.
                              Highlights of the weekend included prizes for competitors in all classes donated by DOVER Saddlery, Stomach Soother, TOBA, CharlesTown Races and Slots, Leather Therapy, Winsome Stables, Hounds Cry Farm, White Rock Farm, North American Thoroughbred Society and the Chestnut Hill Health Care Foundation. A special Hunter Style Award, sponsored by Sarah Starr and her OTTB Wedonit, was chosen at the judge's discretion and presented to Ali's Pal, owned by Jackie Clement and ridden by Sarah West. They received a beautiful Walsh engraved halter along with a $100 donation in their honor to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
                              The event also featured a delicious Exhibitors' Dinner on Saturday night and a lunch on Sunday sponsored by VHBPA. There were several Silent Auction items including an 8x10 Watercolor Portrait by artist Sue Simon of Richmond and a day capping with the Rockbridge Hunt. All of the proceeds from the Silent Auction, and a portion of the proceeds from the Blue Horse Charities Pleasure Walk/Trot and Walk/Trot/Canter classes are going to support Blue Horse Charites www.bluehorsecharites.org.
                              One of the many crowd pleasers was the oldest horse at the show, 21 year-old chestnut gelding R. Huey, owned by Julia Wendell, and ridden by Hannah Ong. This pair successfully competed in the Jumper Divisions and placed second in the Triple Crown Jumper Stakes. Another crowd favorite was 8 year-old Well Spent, formerly All Game, a grey mare that qualified and placed in both the Hunter and Jumper Stakes with her owner Krista Hodgkin. This mare also carried the youngest competitor at the show, 11 year-old Sarah Vest, to a second place finish in the Blue Horse Charities Walk/Trot Pleasure class.
                              The W.A. "Jimmy" Croll Jr. Memorial Class was won by the late Hall of Fame trainer's granddaughter, Billie Rae Croll, riding her OTTB, Simon Says Jump, formerly Speedominator. Billie Rae and Simon Says Jump were also awarded the Bobby Hale Memorial Championship, sponsored by Georganne Hale, for the Laurel Hunter Division. Another special presentation was made to Bob and Diane Keadle who have provided the funds for the rescue of many thoroughbreds from kill pens across the country. One of the thoroughbreds they rescued two years ago, Lil Orphan Kris, competed at the show with her new owner, Rosanna McMillian, who was also a class sponsor.
                              The quality of horses and the sportsmanship of the riders, owners and trainers is an indication that OTTB's offer the racing industry a secondary market for their horses. Let us hope that future OTTB will receive even more support from within the racing industry so that these shows can evolve into a yearly series.

                              Pictures from this horse show can be viewed at:
                              http://csyoung.smugmug.com/Horse%20Shows/811077

                              Special thanks to our official photographer: Danny Young / Action Shots Photography (540) 574-3207 Harrisonburg, VA

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                              • #16
                                OMG I want to go!!!

                                Can we start a circuit? Lets do one in TN!
                                "My shopping list is getting long but I will add the marshmallows right below the napalm." -Weighaton

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                                • #17
                                  I wasn't able to make the show but reiterate how GREAT the organizers were in accommodating my special request to sponsor a style award. I would like to share with everyone the photo of the winners of that award ...

                                  Ali's Pal, owned by Jackie Clement and ridden by Sarah West. I am sure everyone will agree that they exhibit classic style. I think they look awesome!

                                  http://csyoung.smugmug.com/gallery/8...154_tvAgS-L-LB

                                  I will sponsor more awards in the future (and hopefully attend!) and I hope others will as well! The show organizers will work with you to design an award that suits your level of commitment and style. Please consider it.
                                  * * *
                                  Wedonit
                                  Ch. G, 2000
                                  Stalwars x Theydonittoknight

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by LearnToFly View Post
                                    OMG I want to go!!!

                                    Can we start a circuit? Lets do one in TN!
                                    We tried a Thoroughbred (all TBs, whether raced or not) English/Western show and clinics at Clearview Farms in Shelbyville TN. Not enough show entries, kept clinics.

                                    PM me if you want and we can try again. There is interest in KY and OH but may be too far? Best if there's tracks nearby for OTTBs, that's what went wrong with Shelbyville...

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                                    • #19
                                      Would Kentucky Downs be a decent place to have a TN/KY show? They only have live racing on 4 Saturdays in September this year, have an all turf course, and are in Franklin, KY. You'd have to haul in jumps, but other than that, it's set up for events. It's only about 40 miles from Nashville, right on the KY/TN border.

                                      If such were open to all JC registered TBs, not just OTTBs, you'd probably attract more than 40 exhibitors.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by vineyridge View Post
                                        Would Kentucky Downs be a decent place to have a TN/KY show? They only have live racing on 4 Saturdays in September this year, have an all turf course, and are in Franklin, KY. You'd have to haul in jumps, but other than that, it's set up for events. It's only about 40 miles from Nashville, right on the KY/TN border.

                                        If such were open to all JC registered TBs, not just OTTBs, you'd probably attract more than 40 exhibitors.
                                        Would KY Downs do something like that? I think it would be an absolutely splendid idea. Especially if you advertised - there's a lot of people around here who love their TBs. Myself included.

                                        When was the one in Shelbyville?
                                        "My shopping list is getting long but I will add the marshmallows right below the napalm." -Weighaton

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