The 2022 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, presented by Thoroughbred Charities of America on Oct. 12-15, is the banner event of the Retired Racehorse Project, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to driving demand for Thoroughbreds after racing.
The world’s largest and most lucrative retraining competition for Thoroughbred ex-racehorses, the $100,000+ Thoroughbred Makeover is open to horses in their first year of retraining for a second career after retiring from racing. Horses compete in one or two of ten disciplines, and the five top-placed horses after preliminary competition return for Saturday’s Finale Championships event, starting at 8:00 a.m. The winners of each discipline are then placed by the judges to determine the overall Thoroughbred Makeover Champion.
As part of the Symposium, Friday at the Thoroughbred Makeover includes the TERF Makeover Master Class at 9:00 a.m., featuring clinician Jorge Vasquez coaching horses and riders through exercises to prepare horses for the sport of polo.
The Thoroughbred Makeover Livestream is generously sponsored by Maryland Jockey Club.
Leading a market-based approach to Thoroughbred aftercare, the Retired Racehorse Project educates, inspires, and serves both the racing and equestrian industries to encourage more Thoroughbreds finding second careers in sport and recreation after racing. Learn more at TheRRP.org.
Livestream Schedule of Events: (all times in Eastern)
Friday, October 14:
9:00 AM: Makeover Master Class, presented by Thoroughbred Education & Research Foundation
Saturday, October 15:
8:00 AM: Thoroughbred Makeover Finale
Order of disciplines:
- Show Jumper
- Show Hunter
- Field Hunter
- Barrel Racing
- Competitive Trail
- Ranch Work
- Thoroughbred Makeover Champion presentation
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