RRP Land Rover Schedule
Inaugural Horse Industry Safety Summit
Tuesday, April 23rd, 7:30 am – 6:30 pm at Spindletop Hall, 3414 Iron Works Pike
The event focuses solely on ways to keep riders and handlers safe and will host researchers, equestrians and equine enthusiasts in a format that combines expert panels, individual speakers and poster presentations.
Retired Racehorse Project Booth
April 25-28th, Booth #130 on floor of Covered Arena
Shop for everything OTTB and RRP and learn more about our programs!
Cross Country Course Walk with Elisa Wallace
Thursday, April 25, 3 pm – 4:30 pm, meet at Fence 1, presented by Buckeye Nutrition
Get the inside scoop on how riders tackle this big cross country course from top rider Elisa Wallace, who is also the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion.
Thoroughbreds of the KY 3-Day
Lynn Symansky poster autograph session at RRP Booth, Day/Time TBA, presented by ProElite
This year’s commemorative poster features Lynn Symansky and Donner. Get yours by completing our scavenger hunt or making a donation to RRP.
RRP Scavenger Hunt
April 25th – 27th, Trade Fair
Stop by the RRP Booth to pick up your scavenger hunt passport, solve the clues and collect stamps from participating vendors and turn in your passport by 3PM Saturday. Complete the hunt and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three gift baskets and a free Thoroughbreds of the KY 3-Day poster.
Thoroughbred Makeover Previews
Friday, April 26th, 4:00 pm, Walnut Ring Saturday, April 27th, 10:00 am, Walnut Ring
Riders at the top of their disciplines present their 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover hopefuls.
New Vocations Open Barn and BBQ
Friday, April 26th, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, Mereworth Farm
A celebration of Thoroughbreds in second careers, enjoy tours, a meet-and-greet with the horses, demonstrations and a delicious BBQ meal. Four-star eventer Nick Larkin is the featured presenter for the evening, along with Jen Roytz as moderator.
RRP Meet-Up Breakfast at USHJA Offices
Sponsored by Guardian Horse Bedding
Sunday, April 28th, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Join RRP staff, Makeover trainers, members, and volunteers for a social hour with light breakfast (and mimosas!).
Thoroughbreds in the Trade Fair
Visit all the great Thoroughbred Charities
New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program #230
Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center #227
KY Equine Adoption Center #228
Horse Country Tours
Horse Country is an organization of thoroughbred stud farms, nurseries, clinics, a feed mill, and aftercare facilities united for the purpose of fan development and tourism experiences. At one of our twenty-five touring locations, guests can learn about the operations and day to day life of the people and athletes of the equine industry. Click here for more information!
Meet the horses and trainers for RRP’s Makeover Previews
Joyce Brinsfield on More Moola
2015 Bay Filly by Keep Up out of Perfect Gleam
Racing Stats: 4 starts, 0 wins, $2,910 earnings, last raced at Belterra Park
Breeder: Bred in Kentucky by P. Headley, Nancy Bell, and NATO
2019 Makeover Entry: Show Hunter
Joyce Brinsfield is a professional from Versailles, KY and she has extensive experience on the A circuit as well as coaching clients to Maclay Regionals, Pony Finals, and major indoors. She also serves as the KHJA board president and local judge. Joyce placed 2nd in Hunters in the 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover.
Rosie Napravnik on Bethel Wildcat
2013 Bay Gelding by Discreet Cat out of Excess’s Best
Racing Stats: 3 starts, 2 wins, $64,285 earnings, last raced at Ellis Park
Breeder: Bred in Kentucky by Dr. Stuart Brown
2019 Makeover Entry: Eventing
Rosie Napravnik is a professional from Simpsonville, KY. She is the second highest earning female jockey, two-time Kentucky Oaks winner (2012 and 2014, first female winner), and two-time Breeders’ Cup Winner (2012 Juvenile and 2014 Distaff, female BC wins record-holder). Rosie Retired from racing, and she is now devoting her career to transitioning Thoroughbreds into homes as sport horses. Rosie’s previous Makeovers inlcude: 2015 Thoroughbred Makeover, 14th Eventing, 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover, 13th Eventing, and 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, 3rd Eventing.
Elisa Wallace on Play Big
2013 Dark Bay Gelding by Twirling Candy out of Gowestforgold
Racing Stats: 30 starts, 6 wins, $139,867 earnings, last raced at Finger Lakes
Breeder: Bred in Kentucky by Robert McCann and Pope McLean
2019 Makeover Entry: Eventing
Elisa Wallace is a professional from Jasper, GA. She is an international level event rider. Her career highlights aboard Simply Priceless (JC Kalinga Damo AUS 2001) include 17th at 2015 Kentucky CCI 4*, 8th at 2016 Kentucky CCI 4*, Named altnerate for 2016 Rio Olympics, 14th 2016 Burghley CCI 4*, and 26th at 2018 Kentucky CCI 4*. Elisa is also known for her successes with Mustang Makeover. Elisa’ previous Makeovers include: 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover, 2nd Eventing, 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover, 26th and 29th Eventing, and 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover, 1st and 4th Eventing, America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred w. Reloaded.
Cathy Wieschhoff on Southern Sunday
2015 Dark Bay Filly by Lonhro (Aus) out of Driving Rain
Racing Stats: 7 starts, 0 wins, $7,529 earnings, last raced at Tampa Bay
Breeder: Bred in Kentucky by Cerca Trova
2019 Makeover Entry: Eventing
Cathy Wieschhoff is a professional from Lexington, KY. She is an international level event rider. Her career highlight aboard Ocotillo (JC Mr. Roxbury1991-2018): 17th at 2005 Kentucky CCI 4*. Cathy was 1st and 3rd in Eventing at the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover.
Dorothy Crowell is a professional from Frankfort, KY. She is an international event rider. Her career highlights on Molokai (JC Surf Scene 1983-2013):USET for Eventing, 1992 and 1996 Olympics, 1994 WEG Individual Silver Medalist, 1998 Kentucky CCI 4* National Champion (second to Aussie Nick Larkin on another OTTB, Red), Molokai was inducted to the USEA Hall of Fame in 2015. Dorothy’s previous Makeovers include: 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover, 26th Eventing, 2017 Thoroughbred Makeover, 23rd Eventing.