The journey to the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover continues — now slated for 2021. Read on for our eighth update from Lindy Gutman…and vote for her and her OTTB!
We had to raise at least $1,000 to even participate and I have raised $1,710 so far.
Voting is free, and you can vote every day!
Here’s the link to vote!
Designed specifically to showcase Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs), the competition was held in conjunction with Plantation Field International Horse Trials in 2017 and 2018. This crowd-pleasing celebrity charity event changed venues in 2019 and served as the kick-off for the Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show which followed on September 21-22. The 2019 Real Rider Cup participants included a number of racing industry personalities – jockeys, members of the media, “Racing Kids” who grew up in the sport, sidesaddle riders and representatives from world-class breeding farms. Teams competed against each other over a course of show jumping fences to determine the “real riders.” Each competitor pledged to raise at least $1,000, which directly supported beneficiaries – the Retired Racehorse Project, New Vocations and The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show.
The 2020 Real Rider Cup is being held as a virtual event; beneficiaries once again are the Retired Racehorse Project, New Vocations and The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show.
To learn more about the Real Rider Cup, click here.
Lindy Gutman lives in Westminster, MD with her husband, Adam, two hounds, a mini pig, and three Off the Track Thoroughbreds. She describes herself as an “amateur’s amateur” and has ridden, in some capacity, most of her 51 years. She balances a full time job in sales with foxhunting and showing hunters at the terrifying, towering height of 2’3”-2’6.” The Thoroughbred Makeover is her loftiest goal to date. Talk Show Man is her first restart project.