From Racehorse to Sporthorse

The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS), sponsored by the Siegel CARMA Foundation, celebrates the athleticism, versatility, and spirit of retired racing Thoroughbreds. The TCHS Series was born from a desire to provide Off-Track Thoroughbreds and their owners a unique opportunity to gain show experience in a forum that is cost-effective as well as supportive to the Thoroughbreds and their riders.

Held at a world-class venue, our shows 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. There will be opportunities for riders to attend clinics with top equestrian professionals in several disciplines. 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 who are passionate about the Thoroughbred’s talent, athleticism and spirit.

The Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show supports the Aftercare Organizations instrumental in transitioning horses from racehorses into second careers and will also help promote and market adoptable thoroughbreds.