What's Going On at TRNL?

We are proud of the hard work and dedication that our volunteers and riders put in at TRNL. A major part of our rehabilitation involves retraining for a new "job" in their post racing lives. We do this by training and competing at local and regional shows and attending events throughout the year. 

2018 Region 9 Championships

TRNL was well represented at the 2018 Great American Insurance Group and Southwest Dressage Championships and the Houston Dressage Autumn Classic!

Stormin" Eddie and Samantha qualified for the Region 9 championships this year in the adult amateur training level division and had a fantastic showing over 3 days of competition at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX.

Training Level Test 1: 70.435%
Training Level Test 3: 63.182
SWDC Training Level Test 3: 65.568%
Training Level Test 1: 67.826%
GAIG Training Level test 3: 64.318%

They earned a whopping 70.435% in their first Training Level 1 test which was a personal best and earned them the TIP Thoroughbred High Point Award! Although the pair didn't place in their championship classes (over 27 horses in both the GAIG and SWDC classes!) Eddie showed his tremendous heart earning solid scores and performing at his very best. 

We couldn't be more proud or excited for the magnificent Stormin' Eddie and Samantha! Congrats!

New Vocations Charity Horse Show and TIP Championships

We are so proud of the magnificent Stormin' Eddie and the lovely Tia Tejano on their terrific presentations at the All-Thoroughbred New Vocations Charity Horse Show and TIP Championships in Lexington, KY this year. Both Eddie and Tia rode beautifully during the dressage competition at the famed Kentucky Horse Park. 

Eddie earned two reserve champion ribbons for his First Level rides on the initial day of competition and a 6th place ribbon in the War Horse in Hand class. To be eligible for this class your OTTB had to have raced over 50 times or won over $100,000 and Eddie exceeded both requirements. In a field of almost 20 war horses, Eddie came in sixth and had his bio read to the crowd at the Rolex Jumping Stadium. On the last day of competition Eddie earned two reserve champion ribbons and was the overall reserve champion in the First Level division for the TIP Championships.

Tia earned two first place and one second place ribbon for her Intro Level tests on the first day of competition, with both first place rides achieving scores in the 70's. On the second day of competition she earned a first, third, and fourth place ribbon as well as placing 8th in the Mare in Hand class. Over both days of competition Tia's scores combined to win the overall High Point Award for the Intro Level division.

2018 Junior Classic Schooling Show

Go Team TRNL!
Congrats to our awesome junior riders and fabulous Thoroughbreds for a wonderful show at the Amen Corner Farm LLC Junior Classic! 


🐴Kasey and her OTTB, Malibu Classic,
     - earned a 2nd and 3rd place in only their second show!
🐴Izzy and her OTTB, Untamable,
     - earned 2 firsts and a second
     - Untamable was also the Intro Level Champions!
🐴Christina Des Roches showed not 1, but 2 Thoroughbreds!
     - Tia Tejano earned 2 third place ribbons!
     - Stormin’ Eddie earned 2 first place ribbons
         - Ed was also Training Level Champion and High Point Thoroughbred! 

2017 New Orleans Women's Polo Charity Tournament

TRNL is truly grateful for the amazing turnout and support received at the New Orleans Women's Polo Charity Tournament at the beautiful Summergrove Farms! Thank you to all of the sponsors, the incredible players, and everyone who came and supported the event. Special, special thanks to Jackie Jolie and Lori Summers for believing in us, taking this on and making this happen and to David Fennelly and Carlos Sanchez for hosting this fabulous event at Summergrove!!

We'd also like to thank members of team TRNL who worked incredibly hard to make this happen: Samantha ShafferChristina Des Roches, Karen DesRoches, Izzy and Amy Zapata, and Felicia Morgan.