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TRF Blackburn 2020 Horse Show: Goes Global!

October 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm 9:00 pm

On October 20th, the TRF and Blackburn Correctional Complex invite the world to participate in a “Horse Show unlike any other“. Streaming live this worldwide premiere will shine the spotlight on the horse handling skills, equine health and anatomy knowledge acquired by the men in the program, and the powerful ways in which the horses of the TRF have changed their lives for the better.

Join us from the comfort of your home, wherever you live, at 8pm (ET) on October 20, 2020. The TRF Blackburn 2020 Horse Show will inspire those who love horses and humans, around the world.

Mark your Calendar. Prepare to be amazed.

We’ll see you on October 20th!

Three ways to be involved!

1. Mark Your Calendar & Join Us – Wherever you are & gather your friends!

2. Engage your Friends & Expand our Reach: Become a Promotional Partner & Host a Watch Party!

3. Support the Horses & the Program

Support TRF Second Chances Horses at Blackburn as a Horse Show Sponsor! (Click here for Sponsor Benefits)
Support the TRF Herd across the Country: Hay, Grain & More!
Support the Horses!
November 6, 2019 – TRF Blackburn 20th Anniversary Horse Show

About the Horse Show

On November 6, 2019, the TRF and the Blackburn Correctional Complex celebrated 20 years of an extraordinary partnership. The TRF-Blackburn 20th Anniversary Horse Show was an event which “opened the gates” of Blackburn for the Lexington community and Thoroughbred industry to witness the work of the horses and the men who participate in the TRF Second Chances Program – together they are Saving Horses and Saving Lives.

Click Here to watch a short video recap of the 20th Anniversary Horse Show

This year, while much has changed, the impact of the TRF Second Chances program has only grown greater. As a result of last year’s Horse Show, numerous local employers have become engaged with the men in the Second Chances Program, interviews have taken place, job offers have been extended, and Second Chances have been granted – as men leaving Blackburn have found employment and opportunities to contribute meaningfully to society upon their release

Click Here to listen to Kim Weir interview on the In the Money Players Podcast about the Horse Show. (TRF Segment at 33:26)

TRF Blackburn Advisory Committee

  • Lori Baier, Fletcher Group
  • Conrad Bandoroff, Denali Stud
  • John Cox, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Sharon Dominguez, TRF Volunteer
  • Niki Goldey, VisitLex
  • Andy Howard, Lane’s End
  • Lara Levine, Daily Racing Form
  • Laurie Mays, Kentucky Equine Education Program (KEEP) and Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
  • Annise Montplaisir, Amplify Horse Racing
  • Kelsey Riley, Thoroughbred Daily News
  • Elizabeth Rosenberg, TRF Volunteer & Horse Sponsor
  • Paul Saylor, TRF Board of Directors and Committee Chair

TRF-Blackburn Horse Show Sponsors

Premier Level:

Mary & Gary West

Click here to learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits.

Sponsor Today!

Media Sponsor

The TRF Team, Board of Directors and all of our horses thank our friends at the TDN for generous providing all of the videography talent and time, and editing expertise to create the TRF Blackburn Horse Show.

Promotional Partners

Promotional Partners are organizations who believe in the mission of the TRF and the work of the TRF Second Chances Program – at Blackburn and across the United States: Saving Horses and Saving Lives. These organizations, businesses, racing partnerships, media partners and passionate individuals have joined us as “co-hosts” of the TRF Blackburn 2020 Horse Show. They are actively inviting their friends, family, clients (and maybe even a few strangers) to tune in and enjoy the show on October 20th, 8pm ET. These amazing folks are helping us spread the word, share the story and expand the awareness of the life-changing work that the TRF horses are doing, every day.

There is no cost to be a Promotional Partner, we ask only that you help us reach more hearts & minds and let us say thank you.

Click here to Learn more & Join us! THE MORE THE MERRIER!!!

Amplify Horse Racing
Bergen Stables
Fletcher Group
Herringswell Stables
Horse Country
Impressions of Saratoga
Jaeger2, LLC
Kentucky Equine Education Project
Lex On Tap
Maryland Equine Transition Service (METS)
Maryland Horse Council
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
Renaissance Equestrian Foundation
Retired Racehorse Project
Rainbow’s End Racing Stable

Media Partners

The Daily Racing Form
The EQuiery
In the Money Media
The Paulick Report