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George H. Morris dismounted from Smoke and exclaimed, “You have a Rolls Royce!”
Wheresmokethrsfire is a big powerful boy with a heart of gold. He found a home after his racing days ended but three years later he was more horse than his owner could handle.  He came to us in the early spring 2017 and has already competed at the very prestigious Upperville Colt and Horse Show, the Piedmont Jumper Classic, as well as the PVDA Ride for Life, a recognized dressage show.  TPR is well known for our work getting horses off the “wrong” track and onto the “right” track. “Smoke” is now receiving the fundamental training needed to be a successful jumper.  Clark and Smoke work regularly with Gold Medal Olympian Joe Fargis.  Joe has liked Smoke from the beginning.  When asked for a quote, Joe said, “Smoke is a good learner and citizen.  There is some real talent in there.”

In September, Smoke participated in the George H. Morris Clinic at Beverly Farm in The Plains, Virginia. George is an icon among American hunters and show jumpers. He is considered a “founding father” of hunt seat equitation. He also was a chef d’equipe for the United States Equestrian Federation show jumping team. George frequently talks about the advantages of riding, training, and competing on retired Thoroughbred racehorses. We are very proud that he chose Smoke to ride during the clinic. When he dismounted, he exclaimed, “You have a Rolls Royce!”

“Smoke is a good learner and citizen.  There is some real talent in there.” ~ Joe Fargis

Presenting properly trained thoroughbreds such as Smoke to top trainers is an important element of what we do. The more other riders and trainers hear icons such as George Morris, Joe Fargis, Jim Wofford, and Linda Zang extol the virtues of Thoroughbreds, the more demand and appreciation there will be for retired racehorses. Ultimately, we will see Thoroughbreds competing and winning at the highest levels, in all disciplines. Then many more will find homes after racing, but this can only happen with your support. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support our efforts to showcase the talent, athleticism, and generosity of the Thoroughbred.