Racehorse Retraining Symposium Coming to Maryland

A training symposium focusing on retraining the retired racehorse will be offered by professional three-day event rider and clinician Steuart Pittman Oct. 4 in Crownsville, Md.

The purpose of this event is to demonstrate the skills that a rider needs to train a retired racehorse and to promote these generous athletes.

In the first segment, Pittman will evaluate and ride some sport horse prospects that have recently retired from the track. A jockey will also demonstrate the way these horses are ridden at the track. Pittman will also work with horses in their first year off the track and with their new owners, explaining to the audience what the horses knew from racing, where they are in the process of becoming sport horses, and how the riders can improve their skills.

Finally, the audience will view the final product: a group of finished sport horses that began life as racehorses.

Tickets are $25, with some of the funds supporting Maryland Therapeutic Riding. More information.  

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