Many of us bloggers have Thoroughbreds, be they off the track or not and many more of us are Thoroughbred fans, even if we might not own one ourselves. Throughout the equestrian community at large here in the U.S., I’ve noticed an effort to educate fellow equestrians about the American Thoroughbred and an increase in organizations, programs and nonprofits dedicated to the breed. Specifically, in Hunter/Jumper Land I’ve seen a push over the last few years to bring Thoroughbreds back into the show ring and increase their popularity amongst junior and amateur equestrians. Across the country Thoroughbred-only classes, divisions and even entire shows have cropped up and one program I’m personally really excited about is the Thoroughbred Incentive Program.
This is the last call for any equestrian bloggers who want to join the gift exchange! I’ve replied via email to everyone so if for some reason you didn’t get a response from me, please comment here. I can’t wait to see who I draw and check out everyone’s fabulous gifts!!
Ever since I found out Miles’ lineage, I’ve been obsessed. There’s been a ton of late-night Google searching and stalking The Blood-Horse and pedigreequery.com to learn everything I can about Miles’ parents and his siblings. I never thought I’d know where he came from, so now that I do, I find it all very fascinating. Even though I don’t know much about Thoroughbred pedigrees, or really Thoroughbred racing in general, here’s what I’ve been able to gather so far.
In case you missed it, Fly On Over is hosting an Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange again this year! Last year we have more than 25 participants and it was a ton of fun giving [and receiving!] gifts. So far we’ve got nearly 40 bloggers signed up and I’d love to make it to 50 — the more the merrier!