Columbus, OH --- A newly formed organization in New York is working to promote the many uses of Standardbreds after their racing career is over. Jess O’Connor, daughter of VIP Stable’s Ed O’Connor, has started the group Central New York Standardbred Association.
The group is currently working with the Brookfield Riding and Driving Association to incorporate three Standardbred classes at their shows.
On May 11, Standardbred specific Walk/Trot Cross Rails, W/T Huntseat Pleasure and Huntseat Equitation will be offered at the show which starts at 9 a.m. at the Madison County Fairgrounds (Brookfield, N.Y.). There will be a total of 63 classes offered that day -- entry fees are $8 for pre-entries.
Camping is allowed and stalls are available for those wishing to stay overnight. For more information about the show, contact Crystal Cowen at 315.899.7743 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the complete listing of all the BRDA upcoming events, visit their website.
Since 1996, the Standardbred Equine Program has worked with off-the-track Standardbreds and their owners to educate the general public about the many disciplines at which Standardbreds excel once they are retired from racing. For more information about the SEP at the USTA, visit lifeafterracing.ustrotting.com, or send e-mail inquiries to email@example.com.