2023 Real Rider Cup - Fair Hill

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2023 Real Rider Cup - Fair Hill

Join us for a spirited evening of thrilling competition! Free to attend; food trucks, cash bar, and live music for your enjoyment!

By Retired Racehorse Project

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Friday, September 15 · 4pm EDT


New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program 719 Dolan Lane Lexington, KY 40511

About this event

The brainchild of Anita Motion, the Real Rider Cup is a charity show jumping event that invites racing industry personalities to team up with an off-track Thoroughbred and compete over a course of jumps, while raising funds to benefit Thoroughbred aftercare. Each rider — employees of breeding farms and racing stables, trainers, jockeys, owners, members of racing media, and more — pledges to raise a minimum of $1,000, which directly supports Real Rider Cup beneficiaries: Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, and the Retired Racehorse Project. Since its inception in 2017, the Real Rider Cup has raised more than $410,000 for these organizations.

The Elkton, Maryland leg of the 2023 Real Rider Cup will take place as a kick-off to the Fair Hill Thoroughbred Horse Show on Friday, September 15th, 2023. Join us for a spirited evening of live music and thrilling competition! Free to attend; live music and cash food and drink will be on hand for your enjoyment. Rain or shine.

Schedule of Events

3 PM: Rider check-in open

4 PM: Gates open to the public, rider briefing and course walk

5 PM: First rider on course

6 PM: Mounted awards ceremony

Address: Fair Hill Natural Resources Center, 4640 Telegraph Rd. (Rt. 273), Elkton, MD 21921

On-site contact: Lisa Demars



About the organizer

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization working to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds in the equestrian world. With a market-based approach to aftercare, the Retired Racehorse Project empowers those involved with Thoroughbred ex-racehorses through education, service, and inspiration.

In addition to producing the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, the world’s largest and most lucrative retraining competition for recently-retired racehorses, the organization also publishes Off-Track Thoroughbred Magazine, produces the Master Class retraining clinic series, and presents programming at major horse expos and events around the country. The RRP maintains an educational library of content to empower more equestrians to ride a Thoroughbred.

Learn more at : https://www.therrp.org