New for the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover at the Kentucky Horse Park, the Retired Racehorse Project is presenting a free Makeover Master Class on October 7: watch four trainers evaluate off-the-track prospects and demonstrate introductory training.
“It’s not easy to admit, but very few of us are perfect horsemen.” Kristen Kovatch loses sight of her ultimate goal with her OTTB Jobber, but finds her way again thanks to the heart of her willing horse.
The award will be presented at the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover & Symposium in October to a professional horseman who responsibly rehomes horses off the track. Nominations are open now!
“If you want to go for a gallop on your Thoroughbred in the morning light instead of working on upward and downward transitions for another session, go for a gallop. Enjoy the ride. There’s more to this horse life than tomorrow’s training goal, after all.”
Kristen Kovatch and her OTTB Jobber Bill, after a winter of alternately struggling in snow or mud, finally surrendered to the weather and headed out for their first field trip together to an indoor facility.
To encourage more OTTB enthusiasts to utilize its amazing user-driven Bloodline Brag resource, the Retired Racehorse Project is putting together a Sire Madness bracket of the most popular Thoroughbred sport horse sires! Find out how you can get involved.
One of the fastest-growing competitions in the country, the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover spotlights the ability of the off-track Thoroughbreds. Horse Nation’s own Kristen Kovatch and Meagan DeLisle are among the accepted trainers!
Meagan DeLisle’s Thoroughbred Makeover hopeful Flash has been presenting quite a few challenges in his first months home — but showing plenty of potential too! From injuries to wild moments to progress, Meagan gives us the scoop.
Cozmic One, despite high expectations from connections and fans stemming from the great success of his dam Zenyatta, never broke his maiden — but like many off-track Thoroughbreds, he has the opportunity to try a new career.
It’s no secret that the Retired Racehorse Project’s Thoroughbred Makeover has already had a big impact on the OTTB world. Kristen Kovatch catches up with RRP Ambassador Kyle Rothfus to talk about the bigger picture — and where she and Jobber Bill fit in.
Hundreds of off-track Thoroughbreds are strutting their stuff right now at the Kentucky Horse Park in a variety of second-career disciplines, hoping to earn the title of America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred!