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Elisabeth Sawelsky rides OTTB Private Relations, a lazy 5-year-old adopted from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. Safe enough for beginners, Private Relations may be displayed at Equine Affaire in Springfield, Mass., this November.

Grassroots effort to showcase OTTBs in big ring

A diehard Thoroughbred fan with a barn full of horses and a heart full of hope has launched a campaign to glorify the off-track Thoroughbred. Christina Sawelsky of Sharon, Mass. has organized a 12-mile trail ride through a lush Massachusetts estate in order to bootstrap the attendance of two or more OTTBs at a major equestrian event this November. And additionally, she plans to raise funds for the nation’s oldest and largest Thoroughbred charity, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. With the goal of bringing Thoroughbreds back to the Breed Demonstration at the popular equestrian tradeshow Equine Affaire this November, riders will […]