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Reinventing Racehorses
Trainers Challenge

2024 REINVENTING RACEHORSES TRAINERS CHALLENGE

Get ready for the thrill of the reins as we introduce our brand new Reinventing Racehorses Challenge! 


🎉 What's Happening? 
We're pairing four talented trainers with four magnificent Standardbred horses for a thrilling 60-day training challenge! These trainers will work their magic, transforming these retired racehorses into well-rounded equine athletes ready for a new career beyond the track. Trainers will be chosen thr
ough a submission procedure and horses will be fully vetted before the beginning of the challenge, to ensure a fair opportunity for each competitor. Horses will be available for adoption through the New Start Standardbreds program following the completion of the challenge.


🏆 The Big Finale 
After 60 days of dedicated training, we'll be hosting a 4 step virtual showcase where our panel of judges will witness the incredible progress made by each trainer-horse pair. YES - that means you will be able to follow the journey from home and our trainers have no limitations on their location in Ontario or the Maritimes. PRIZES TO BE WON!


😍 Why You Should Tune In 
Witness the incredible journey of retired Standardbred racehorses as they embark on a new chapter in their lives.


Learn valuable training techniques and insights from expert trainers in real-time.


Support the adoption and retraining of Standardbreds by cheering on our trainers and horses throughout their transformational journey.


Experience the excitement of the equestrian world from the comfort of your own home!


📆 Save the Date! 
Mark your calendars for the virtual showcase at the end of the 60-day challenge. Trainers will get their horses at the end of August, with the finale to take place in late October.


Don't miss out on this thrilling opportunity to witness the power of partnership between trainers and Standardbred horses in our Reinventing Racehorses Challenge!

WE CANNOT RUN THIS EVENT WITHOUT SPONSORS & YOUR SUPPORT!

LEARN MORE TODAY BY READING OUR SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE: HERE

TRAINERS: SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BELOW

Deadline: April 5, 2024

Apply now for a chance to be paired up with one of these incredible animals and showcase your skills in our challenge. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL TRAINER TO PARTICIPATE. 

APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

FORMAT & TIMELINE

2024 will be a VIRTUAL FINALE to allow for trainers across Ontario and the Maritimes to be selected without worry about having to ship in to attend an in-person finale. Our hope is that this will encourage participation no matter where you live! 

Horse Delivery To Competitors:

August 24/25, 2024
 

Finale Challenge Competition:

October 24/25/26/27, 2024

Competitors must submit a video by 2:00pm EST each day of that specific challenge.

Videos must be continuous in length and not pieced together with edits.

Day 1: Completing Cadora Training Level Test “B” in English or Western gear

Day 2: Completing an obstacle course that includes 10 “obstacles” - bridge, drag object, back through maze, side pass pole, carrying object, tarp/water crossing, gate, mounting block, ground tie situation, and 1 freestyle obstacle.

Day 3: Complete a jump course of 8 jumps, maximum 2 feet in height. Creativity is key.

Day 4: Freestyle. Must be 5-8 minutes in length. 

PRIZES

Please see the prize list below:

1st Place: 

75% of the Adoption Fee for their their horse, Reinventing Racehorses Jacket, Trophy & Plaque, Prize Basket of Goodies, Fitted Horse Cooler with "Reinventing Racehorses 2024 Champion".

2nd Place:

50% of the Adoption Fee for their horse, Reinventing Racehorses Jacket, Trophy & Plaque, Prize Basket of Goodies

3rd Place:

35% of the Adoption Fee for their horse, Reinventing Racehorses Jacket, Plaque, Prize Basket of Goodies

4th Place:

20% of the Adoption Fee for their horse, Reinventing Racehorses Jacket, Plaque, Prize Basket of Goodies

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