Submitted by Victoria K.
Salute to the Thoroughbred! This month on YourDressage , we are saluting the versatile Thoroughbred and Thoroughbred crosses of all kinds.
Dressage riders who choose Thoroughbreds as their mounts are eligible for Adequan®/USDF All-Breeds Awards as The Jockey Club is a Participating Organization .
We recently asked our social media followers to share about what makes these horses so special. Below, you can see some of their photos and stories. Can’t get enough? Visit Part One, Two, and Three for more Thriving Thoroughbreds!
Do you have a dressage Thoroughbred you’d like to share with the YourDressage community? E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your chance to be featured! Stay tuned to YourDressage through the end of November as we celebrate #ThrivingThoroughbreds, with photo galleries and exclusive stories from Thoroughbred enthusiasts across the country!
Submitted by Diana H. – Here is my Thoroughbred/Belgian Warmblood cross that I bred and have brought along myself doing both of our very first Dressage Finals this year! We did First Level Freestyle, no ribbon (ridiculously cold ugly Sunday and he’s a spooky guy, lol) but so proud of how he handled his first lit scoreboard and all the decorations especially because we showed up only that morning to do it. He is out of Stormin Scooter (who I purchased through CANTER and still own) and by a friend’s lovely BWB C. Quito. I get asked often “what is he?” Next year, Second Level! Just gotta sit that trot! I’ve never shown above Training until this year so I’m googling “what is medium trot”, “what is collected trot”, haha. Thanks for featuring Thoroughbreds!
Submitted by Victoria K. – This is my dressage Thoroughbred- her USDF registered name is Sage Advice, we were Third place in Third Level for All-Breeds.
Submitted by Catherine E. – There are not enough words to express what my Thoroughbred means to me. I have ridden and shown several breeds. I love all horses, my Thoroughbred Runyon is drop dead gorgeous! He is so intelligent and sensitive. He is always doing something to make me and anyone around him laugh. His work ethic is incredible he hates to fail or disappoint he has memorized every test we have ridden. When we arrive at the show grounds he believes everyone is there just to see him and he never disappoints with his pretty trot, head high and proud! Most all of them including my own have heart and when they bond it is forever. I am so lucky to be able to have a partner with so much talent. I have been riding for over 40 years. I love Thoroughbreds!
Submitted by Kara l. – This is Hard Scuffle. EX racer, 2 years under saddle, extensive flat work has brought him now to first level.
Submitted by Addy B. – This is my 20 year old thoroughbred, Panic! At The Disco. He’s taught me so much, and we’re showing first and second level.
Submitted by Alex N. – Here are a couple of photos of me and my 11 year old OTTB, JC: Gothamcityslicker. I bought “Slick” when he was just 5, and he is one of the most willing and patient horses I know. He also has one of the best canters I’ve ever ridden.
My OTTB and me here.
And my first horse and non raced TB who helped me earn my bronze scores before I lost him to DSLD in ‘19 Submitted by Sue M. – I have been lucky enough to have two… one non raced and one an OTTB … they are the best!
Submitted by Jami K. – Our favorite OTTB Manatee!
Submitted by Angela T. – Been Verified
Submitted by Paige Z. – OTTBs are the best! Buddy got me my bronze medal when I was 17 and he was 20!
Submitted by Julie C. – Bricker!
Submitted by Racheal H.C.
Submitted by Jessica S. – The thoroughbred is my favorite breed. From one “non-traditional” TB dressage horse to another. Thank you.
Submitted by Deanna H. – Chance, featured in YourDressage exclusive , is also a member of the Dressage Foundations Century Club! He took another Silverwood rider – Karen – around this summer to earn her Century Club award. What a horse! Just Chance