The Thoroughbred Lovers’ Guide to the 2024 Kentucky Three-Day Event


Press Release

The RRP will once again have a presence at Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event! Mark your calendars for the following activities and demos during the event, April 25-28 at the Kentucky Horse Park:


Shop the RRP Booth, presented by Ariat

All week, RRP Booth 106

Shop to support & wear your OTTB pride with new gear at the RRP booth!

Limited Edition Thoroughbreds of the Kentucky 3-Day Poster, presented by Triple Crown Nutrition

All week, RRP Booth 106

Each year this collectible poster celebrates an iconic Thoroughbred who has campaigned at the 5* level of eventing. The 2024 poster featuring Phillip Dutton & The Foreman is FREE with a purchase or donation. Visit Triple Crown Feed in booth #164 to learn about autograph signings with Phillip Dutton!

Support the RRP’s Fund-a-Need Campaign

All week, RRP Booth 106

Purchase the RRP’s “Rise & Grind” T-shirt and $5.00 of your purchase price go towards buying lunches and coffee for the 2024 Thoroughbred Makeover volunteers!


Picking Prospect for Eventing with Alison O’Dwyer

Thursday, 1:00 PM, Walnut Ring

2023 Thoroughbred Makeover Champion trainer Alison O’Dwyer will share insights on how she evaluates conformation when selecting horses for eventing.

Cross Country Course Walk with Allison Springer, presented by BUCKEYE Nutrition & SmartPak

Thursday, 3:00 PM, meet at 5* fence 1

Get the inside scoop on tackling this big cross-country course from veteran 5* event rider Allison Springer.

Jumping Exercises for Moving Up to Preliminary with Kyle Carter, presented by Ride iQ

Friday, 1:00 PM, Walnut Ring

Featuring Thoroughbred Makeover graduates who have progressed in their training, Olympian, 5* rider & expert coach Kyler Carter shares valuable exercises for horses preparing to move up to the Preliminary level.


New Vocations 7th Annual Open Barn & BBQ

Thursday, 4 PM, 719 Dolan Lane, Lexington

A celebration of Thoroughbreds in second careers! Enjoy tours, a meet-and-greet with the horses, demonstrations, and delicious food and drinks. Free to attend! Learn more and RSVP HERE.

The Retired Racehorse Project (RRP) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization working to increase demand for off-track Thoroughbreds beyond racing. In addition to producing the Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium, the world’s largest and most lucrative retraining competition for recently-retired racehorses, the organization also maintains an educational library of content to empower more equestrians to ride a Thoroughbred, offers the only Thoroughbred-only online horse listings, and conducts clinics and seminars throughout the country.

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