Our Mission: The Thoroughbred Alliance™ Show Series (TASS) was established in 2012 to promote thoroughbreds in second careers through a series of horse shows in the Mid Atlantic region. Horses accumulate points throughout the season, with an awards banquet held at the end of the year. A portion of the proceeds from each show is donated to 501c3 Thoroughbred rescue and aftercare organizations.
Since the start, these shows have raised over $50K for aftercare programs throughout the region, including CANTER, Foxie G Foundation, MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, and Our Mims Retirement Haven. Because of the support of our exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, and friends; retiring racehorses were the winners.
THOROUGHBREDS. These horses have been described as “majestic and athletic” and they are known to run FAST. For some of these animals now is the time for “new beginnings."
It is time for them to transition away from racing to start exciting new careers in the show ring. They are known as Thoroughbreds or OTTB’s (Off Track Thoroughbreds) and we welcome them to the Thoroughbred Alliance™ Show Series, an exciting new year of Thoroughbred Only Horse Shows in the MidAtlantic region.
Maryland hosted 3 inaugural Thoroughbred Only Horse Shows. All three were wildly successful! The first show, held at the Bel Air Equestrian Center in June, was hosted by MidAtlantic Horse Rescue in Chesapeake City, Md., a 501(c)3 charity. The second was the amazing Totally Thoroughbred Show sponsored by the Maryland Jockey Club held in July in the infield at Pimlico Race Course. This horse show attracted over 300 thoroughbreds! The third TB show, Furlongs to Fences, was held at and hosted by Fair Hill in October.
2013 was a BIGGER and BETTER year for OTTB’s with the premiere of the Thoroughbred Alliance Show Series. In order to build on the success of 2012, a group of OTTB advocates came together and formed this alliance. The show series consisted of several Thoroughbred only horse shows in the MidAtlantic region; each show benefitted rescue and rehoming programs in the area. Horses and riders accumulated points throughout the series towards year end awards.
2014 & 2015
We have continued our series in 2014 and 2015. Since the start, these shows have raised over $50K for aftercare programs throughout the region, including CANTER, Foxie G Foundation, MidAtlantic Horse Rescue, and Our Mims Retirement Haven. Because of the support of our exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, and friends; retiring racehorses were the winners.
April 23-24 Thoroughbred Heritage in Keswick, VA
June 4 MidAtlantic Horse Rescue All Thoroughbred Show @ Tranquillity Manor in Monkton, MD
June 12 Loch Moy Thoroughbred Show in Adamstown, MD
July 17 Totally Thoroughbred at Pimlico in Baltimore, MD
August 11 Howard County Fair Thoroughbred Show in West Friendship, MD
August 31 MD State Fair Thoroughbred Show
Sept 10 Breezy Run Mainly Thoroughbred Show in Church Hill, MD