X’s get ready to rumble in Texas!

From the Canadian slaughterhouse to the show ring, Cactus Cafe strutted her stuff at last year's Battle of the X's

From the Canadian slaughterhouse to the show ring, Cactus Cafe strutted her stuff at last year’s Battle of the X’s

The second annual Battle of the X’s OTTB Challenge is set for March 8 and 9 at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Forth Worth, Texas.

With $10,000 in prize money on the line, professional trainers who have taught their Thoroughbreds the finer points of several disciplines, including Western, Working Cow Horse, Dressage, Jumping and Competitive Trail, will face off in a competition, which is building on last year’s successful inaugural event.

Extra classes, and an additional day of showing, were added to accommodate the popularity of the event, according to Donna Keen, president of Remember Me Rescue, the host and sponsor of the event.

Last year, the infamous Texas filly Cactus Café, who was rescued from a Canadian Slaughter Plant with her stable mate Canuki, was among the stars of last year’s show, which highlighted how well a horse destined for slaughter can do with the proper rehabilitation.

Those interested in helping to sponsor a class, or in participating in the show, are welcome to contact Remember Me Rescue at either www.teamkeen.com/images/2014_SponsorshipForm.pdf, or to enter the show by going to www.horsebattleoftheexs.com.

6 responses to “X’s get ready to rumble in Texas!”

  1. Letty Grayson

    Get the name of your congressmen and Senators and tell them you want the S.A.F.E. Act passed. Tell all your friends to do the same. Email, Twitter, Snail Mail and phone calls are needed to protect our beloved equines. They can’t do it, so do it for them.

  2. Letty Grayson

    Those of you who are going and love TBs or horses in general, please print flyers to support the S.A.F.E. Act in the USA to keep horses out of the slaughter pipeline. The flyer can be found online or message me on Facebook and I will hook you up with it. This is a very important time right now for horses and it is critical that we push this legislation through. Believe me, the other side is working to cut our horses up into neat little packages and send them to Europe.

  3. Barbara Griffith

    I wonder if this horse was on one of the slaughter trucks from the US or of it is Canadian? No matter which country these TB’s are from they all end up the same way. I hope more and more folks out there that might go to the auctions looking for a horse to buy check to see if there are any TB’s in the pens. You might find yourself with a horse like Cactus Cafe once all the dirt is washed off.

  4. Jon

    A great event for great horses. It would be fun to attend if the event was not two hard days traveling to get there.

  5. Cynthia Minchillo

    Looking forward to it!!! I will be there with bells on. I’m also going to be at the Remember Me Rescue Charity event April 18 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. Pat Day will be the keynote speaker.

    1. Cindy McKellar

      Sounds like a great event, I would love to go.

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