02 Oct In the Spotlight: Retired Racehorse Project Sponsored Riders Rebecca Walters and Sarah Lim Clements Berkowitz
In the last post in our series about the Retired Racehorse Project, we focus on the last two of our sponsored riders. Good luck to all!
Rebecca Walters, who works as an exercise rider with Orebanks Racing Stable and participates in the popular Thoroughbred Makeover, also relies on multiple Enviro Equine & Pet products to help get her horses in top condition. Walters will show her RRP horse, Howie Gonnado This, in the October 2017 RRP grand finale event.
Enviro Equine products have helped my horse, Howie Gonnado This, adjust to his new life as a show horse by making his coat shiny and full of dapples all the time!
“Enviro Equine products have helped my horse, Howie Gonnado This, adjust to his new life as a show horse by making his coat shiny and full of dapples all the time! Howie gets ElectroBalance and OmegaBalance every day.
They’re so easy to use because they’re essentially all-in-one products. The ElectroBalance is great and I don’t have to worry about supplementing with anything else because I know he is getting all the extras he needs. I never have to worry about Howie not drinking enough water at shows or on long ships because the ElectroBalance really keeps him drinking!”
Sarah Lim Clements Berkowitz
Sarah Lim Clements Berkowitz is the owner and operator of Top Venture Stables, and is also a returner to the RRP ring. In 2016, Berkowitz won the RRP Thoroughbred Makeover semi-finals out of 77 competitors and finished 2nd in the Show Hunter Finale. This year, she trained Speechify as a part of the 2017 Retired Racehorse Project, and will be riding him in the dressage discipline during the finale event.
All of our horses are on Enviro Equine products. My personal belief is that nutrition starts on the inside and works its way out.
“As many people know, Speechify is a very special horse. Due to a rare esophageal stricture, he is completely unable to eat any solid food. He can not have one bite of grass, or hay or normal grain. All of his feed must be soaked down for several hours so that he is able to drink his meals. Although many senior and complete feeds are fortified with the full daily vitamin and mineral recommendations, I truly believe that adding Enviro Equine’s OmegaBalance to his program has contributed immensely to his success.
All of our horses are on Enviro Equine products. My personal belief is that nutrition starts on the inside and works its way out. Not only do the horses coats look great, but more importantly, they feel great. Their hoof growth is strong, their bodies recover faster, and we have been able to greatly reduce our omeprazole use.
I like how the products are made with top-sourced ingredients. The minerals are highly bioavailable and you know exactly what is in each product, and where they originate from. Unfortunately nowadays, products source their ingredients from the cheapest origin. However, in my opinion, you get what you pay for. Not only are you providing your horse with an excellent product with Enviro Equine, but I also have the peace of mind in knowing what I am feeding my horses.
The products are easy to travel with and use at home, as we have been able to eliminate traveling with 10 or 15 different supplements. It is nice to have a simplified program, while at the same time increasing the quality.”
About the Retired Racehorse Project
The Retired Racehorse Project was founded by Steuart Pittman and a devoted group of supporters, who felt strongly that Thoroughbred ex-racehorses were in need of advocates and educators in the sport and recreation riding world. RRP’s mission is to facilitate placement of Thoroughbred ex-racehorses in second careers by increasing demand for them in equestrian sports and serving the farms, trainers, and organizations that transition them. Read more about the Retired Racehorse Project.
Enviro Equine & PET is proud of our involvement with this worthwhile project and currently sponsors three riders who are participating in 2017’s $100,000 Thoroughbred Makeover and National Symposium. The event takes place October 5-8 at the Kentucky Horse Park and involves 578 trainers working with Thoroughbred ex-racehorses that will have received less than 10 months of retraining. They will travel from 46 states and three countries, all hoping to be crowned America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred.
Participants compete in Barrel Racing, Competitive Trails, Dressage, Eventing, Field Hunter, Freestyle, Polo, Show Hunter, Show Jumper, and Working Ranch. The top five scorers from each of the 10 disciplines will compete in the Covered Arena Finale, which takes place over the entire day, Saturday, October 7, and culminates with an evening celebration and the selection of fan-favorite America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred. Sunday is Clinic Day at the Makeover. Spectators are welcome to audit for free as top trainers in each discipline instruct Makeover contestants.
At least half of the Thoroughbreds in this year’s Makeover will be offered for sale. Purchase prices last year averaged $8,000 with the highest going for $30,000. Buyers will have online and printed catalogues and opportunities to examine and ride horses at seller’s discretion.
Tickets for the Saturday, October 7 Thoroughbred Makeover Finale and Celebration can be purchased at RetiredRacehorseProject.org. They are $25 for the public and $15 for children and members of RRP. Tickets include dinner.