THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE OTTB HORSE SHOW AND HOW IT HAS CHANGED THE PERCEPTION OF THE BREED

I’m well aware as I start to write this edition of the TAA blog that I will be dating myself, but with no other way to write this, here goes…

“Back in the day” the Off the Track Thoroughbred was often seen as a champion in the show world. “Back in the day” riders on Thoroughbreds included Olympic riders Michael Matz, Jim Elder and Jimmy Day, to name a few. These energetic characters were well known for their athletic ability to ride Thoroughbreds to the top of the show jumping world. Indeed another popular American Hall of Fame equestrian-turned-racehorse trainer was Rodney Jenkins, aka “The Red Rider” with his famous Thoroughbred Idle Dice.

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