Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Series
The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show Series – From Racehorse to Showhorse
Celebrating the athleticism, versatility and spirit of retired racing Thoroughbreds
Event Dates and Locations
June 14-15, 2014 – Galway Downs in Temecula, CA
December 13-14, 2014 – Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, CA
The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), sponsored by the Siegel CARMA Foundation, celebrates the athleticism, versatility and spirit of Thoroughbreds. The TCHS Series was born from a desire to provide Thoroughbreds and their owners the unique opportunity to show against comparable competition in a cost effective, fun and supportive environment.
Held at a world-class venue, our shows will offer competitors the opportunity to compete in Hunters, Jumpers, Dressage, Combined Training, Western and Showmanship. Classes will have both Amateur and Open divisions and be judged by United States Equestrian Federation recognized judges. The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show will provide something for everyone—both highly competitive for the experienced sporthorse contender as well as accessible for the pleasure riding enthusiast.
We will also include a few “Fun” classes to be sure there is truly something for everyone. We want to encourage anyone with an OTTB to join us–regardless of show experience—and be an active part of the Thoroughbred Movement.
There has been a recent resurgence in the popularity of OTTBs in the show ring. Up until it became trendy to import/breed warmbloods from Europe, show rings were filled with OTTBs and there is a strong, growing base of people that are passionate about the Thoroughbred’s talent, athleticism and spirit.
While the number of Thoroughbred-only shows is increasing across the country; there is not a unified network of support for OTTBs in the show world. Not yet.
It is our vision to bring the Thoroughbred back to the competitive arenas they once dominated. We will seek to develop relationships with racing breeders and owners to participate and help promote the successful transition from racehorse to sporthorse. We are working to develop a network of Thoroughbred Horse shows culminating with National Year-end Championships to show off the best the breed has to offer. We are helping build the Thoroughbred Movement and want you to be a part of it!
The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show supports the Aftercare Organizations instrumental in transitioning horses from racehorse into second careers and will also help promote and market adoptable thoroughbreds. All proceeds from our shows will directly benefit CARMAs Aftercare Organizations.
Web Site: http://www.thoroughbredclassic.org/
About California Retirement Management Account (CARMA)
CARMA is a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that care for and retrain horses who raced in California and whose racing careers have ended. CARMA ensures the racehorses have retirement options by managing and disbursing funds to qualified charities. Since its inception in 2008, CARMA has granted more than $1.08 million, and more than 80 per-cent of the funds raised are used in the day-to-day care of these horses.
About The Siegel CARMA Foundation
The Siegel CARMA Foundation was created in 2009 thanks to a major gift by Mace Siegel, an owner, breeder and recognized leader in Thoroughbred racing. Breeding and racing under the stable name Jay Em Ess Stable, with his wife Jan and daughter Samantha, Siegel was known for his dedication to the sport and his commitment to charitable causes both in and out of racing. Samantha Siegel is a member of the CARMA Board of Directors and is the Secretary of the organization.