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Erin Harty

November 3, 2015

Amateurs Like Us: Jennifer Webster’s Winter Boot Camp Led To Hunt Night Success

It certainly wasn’t as if Jennifer Webster was lacking for things to do with her time—she had a full-time job, a husband and two young sons, a horse to ride and several more to care for at home.

But when Webster’s mare Campside was “not quite right” last fall, her veterinarian, Kevin Keane, issued a treatment plan that would be a tall order for most riders, much less an amateur with a life and a family.

The prescription? Ride her horse. Every day for at least 90 days, no days off. In the winter.

March 19, 2015

2015 $85,000 Suncast 1.50m Classic - Live Stream

The Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Classic Series class will feature a purse of $85,000 on the derby field at The Stadium at PBIEC on Sunday, March 22. In 2015, the series offers $661,000 in total prize money with 10 FEI world-ranking classes as well as a fantastic prize for the leading rider of the series.

March 19, 2015

2015 $127,000 Engel & Völkers Grand Prix CSI 4* - Live Stream

The highlight event of Week 11 is the $127,000 Engel & Völkers Grand Prix CSI 4* on Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. Held under the lights in the International Arena at PBIEC, the competition will feature the week's top horses and riders jumping a course set by international course designer Olaf Petersen, Jr. of Germany. 

March 19, 2015

2015 George H. Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship - Live Stream

The top junior riders at WEF will compete for top honors in this prestigious, invitation-only event, presented by Alessandro Albanese. The class is one of two spectacular showcases of junior rider talent during Week 11, which gives spectators a sneak peek at the show jumping stars of the future. The class begins at 4:30 p.m.

October 6, 2014

Icabad Crane Crowned As Most Wanted Thoroughbred

Icabad Crane came up a little short on his previous trip to Pimlico Race Course, finishing third to Big Brown in the 2008 Preakness Stakes.

Given a second chance, however, he came out on top—only this time it was in his new career as an event horse, with Phillip Dutton and daughter Olivia taking turns in the irons.

October 7, 2013

Vaulting, Bridleless And Hounds—The Thoroughbred Did It All

On Day 2 of the Retired Racehorse Training Project's Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, held Oct. 6 at Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, Md., you could almost forgive spectators for being a little ho-hum about seeing yet another attractive, talented, and workmanlike green Thoroughbred, going about his or her job with poise on the track's homestretch.

October 6, 2013

Yes, I Can Do That

If anyone ever had doubts that Thoroughbreds can do, quite literally, any job humans can think up for them, Day 1 of the Retired Racehorse Training Project's Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium cleared that misconception right up. 

February 26, 2013

OTTBs Leaving The Racetrack Behind

It turns out that five weeks is a pretty long time in the life of a green horse.

February 20, 2013

The 100-Day Challenge Is All About Showing Diversity In OTTBs

Steuart Pittman, Jr., is president of the Retired Racehorse Training Project, and owns and operates Dodon Farm in Davidsonville, Md., where the four horses participating in the 100-Day Thoroughbred Challenge are learning about their new careers.

January 21, 2013

OTTBs Getting A Fresh Start

Like you'd expect from any activity involving green horses, the 100-Day Thoroughbred Challenge offered spectators at the Maryland Horse World Expo, Jan. 18-20 in Timonium, Md., some thrills, spills and surprises. But it also offered inspiration (to ride better), information (on why Thoroughbreds off the track do some of the things they do), and a solid case made on behalf of ex-racers as excellent sport horses-in-waiting.

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