Congratulations to Board Member and Co-founder Kirstin Murphy and her husband, Pete Murphy, on being selected to compete in the 2016 Thoroughbred Makeover on Changing Leads mounts. The Makeover is in October at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
Kirstin Murphy says, "As lifelong lovers of the thoroughbred horse, Pete and I couldn't be more pleased to be accepted for the makeover. We have shown and trained thoroughbreds all our lives and often lamented the move away from this versatile and athletic breed in our disciplines (hunters and jumpers). We want the opportunity to showcase the versatility of these great horses off of the track--to provide a visible demonstration of their suitability to our compatriots at regular member shows. It is a fantastic event--cleverly arranged, well run, wonderfully sponsored and supported by such a diverse group of great horse people. It is an honor to be chosen from the roster of fantastic riders and committed horse folk. We hope the success of this event will encourage more such shows and we look forward to riding in them for many years to come."
The Murphys will declare their mounts and begin training for the Makeover in the coming weeks.
All ten of the discipline winners from last year’s Makeover will return to defend their titles, along with seventy-three other Makeover alumni on new horses. The remaining group of nearly 400, including the Murphys, is doing this for the first time. This may be the most diverse group of accomplished horse trainers ever to gather in one place.
Watch the video and then read the full story at http://www.retiredracehorseproject.org/…/1191-100-000-thoro… and see the full list of trainers at http://www.retiredracehorseproject.org/viewpublic