RRP at LRK3DE 2018: That’s a Wrap!

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RRP at LRK3DE 2018: That’s a Wrap!

RRP had a very busy week at the Kentucky Three-Day Event, with lots of foot traffic through our booth and great attendance at all our events. We spotted lots of RRP and OTTB logowear around the Kentucky Horse Park all weekend!

We held two Thoroughbred Makeover preview sessions, showing off some of the newly-restarted off-track Thoroughbreds that will be back to compete at the Horse Park in October, with commentary from Nick Larkin and Tik Maynard. (See our Facebook page for photos and videos.) Nick, who won the inaugural Kentucky CCI4* in 1998 on an OTTB, also led a cross-country course walk for RRP, giving detailed explanations of how he’d ride each fence, along with lots of colorful commentary!

Adding to the excitement was the fact that OTTB four-star superstar Donner and Lynn Symansky were right in the hunt for top honors all weekend. Read on below to see how all the Thoroughbreds fared!

Congratulations to Our Raffle Winners!

Our first LRK3DE Scavenger Hunt proved enormously popular, thanks to the generous support of sponsors who donated prizes for our gift basket. Scavenger hunt participants got a free raffle entries, and others could purchase tickets. Erin Crady, executive director of Thoroughbred Charities of America, and Jen Roytz, executive director of RRP, drew the winner’s name live on Facebook on Saturday afternoon.

Omega Alpha Equine also donated door prizes for our Makeover Trainers’ Meet-and-Greet Breakfast, which was held at the beautiful U.S. Hunter Jumper Association headquarters building at the Kentucky Horse Park. 2018 Makeover trainers Danielle Dabkowski and Robin Owens took home an Omega Alpha blanket and bucket full of Omega Alpha supplements, respectively. Thanks to Nutramax, Triple Crown Feed, Clever With Leather, Accuhorsemat, Horseware, Stoneware &Co., Finish Line, Godolphin, Purina, Vetoquinol, Excel Equine, Omega Alpha Equine, and USHJA for their generosity!

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Elisa Wallace Poster Signing

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Elisa Wallace (second from left) with the RRP staff after her poster signing.

To celebrate the long and successful history of Thoroughbreds at the Kentucky Three-Day Event, we created the first in a series of posters featuring an iconic Thoroughbred who has contested the event. This year’s poster, sponsored by The Chronicle of the Horse, featured Simply Priceless and Elisa Wallace. In addition to being a successful competitor at the top levels of eventing, Elisa is also a veteran Thoroughbred Makeover trainer. She greeted fans at the RRP booth and was kind enough to sign posters and chat Thoroughbreds with us on Thursday.

Elisa went on to finish 26th, marking her and “Johnny’s” third completion of the Kentucky Three-Day.

Ever wonder what it’s like to ride an ex-racehorse around the toughest cross-country course in North America? Watch Elisa’s cross-country helmet cam video to find out!