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June 17-19, 2016

What: Regional horse show benefiting ex-racehorses.  Horses helping horses.

Why: $1,000+ in prize money to be awarded.

Where: Lazy E Arena, Guthrie, OK

When: June 17-19, 2016 beginning at 7:30 AM each day

Events: hunter and jumper; dressage; western dressage

Why: To benefit Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc. - Learn more about the show beneficiary





Additional Information and Spokespersons


Show Founder and Beneficiary Contact:

Lynn Sullivan,


Show Secretary and General Contact:

Stacia Wert-Gray



Sport of Kings Challenge website:

Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc website:


Meet our Equine Ambassadors


Miss Zanjero

A winner of only one race from 17 starts, Miss Zanjero was rescued from the kill buyer by Thoroughbred Athletes Inc in the fall of 2014.  She then began training for the Battle of the Xs competition held in Ft. Worth in March.  She earned the championship besting 8 other ex-racehorses. Here are the comments from the judge Steaurt Pittman.


“The horse who won, Miss Zanjero, was a five year old mare. When I judged her in the hunter classes I couldn’t believe that she only had 120 day of training……. When she and her trainer, Wendy Thompson, entered the arena for the Battle she was in harness pulling a sulky. I swear this mare never put a foot wrong. She was totally happy, careful, and interested even with that contraption attached to her….. When they unhooked and tacked her up she never moved her feet. Wendy hopped aboard and they stepped right into a canter and headed for their first jump. After jumping their course Wendy disounted and Miss Zanjero bowed. I held back tears, but my co-judge Cathy Jennings did not. Wow.”


Ms. Zanjero is now in her forever home with owner Lisa Hunt.



Zee Oh Six


Retired to Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc after winning 12 of 47 starts including 9 stakes races. He earned $442,000 over a 7 year racing career. This Oklahoma bred star is training for a second career as a pleasure or show horse. Zee Oh Six is scheduled to compete at this show.

Strategic Leader


Retired in the fall of 2013 after winning 11 of 50 races including 5 stakes races. He earned over $415,000 in his career. He is an Oklahoma bred thoroughbred superstar who competed at the Sport of Kings Challenge horse show.  Leader has found his forever home.



Cleora raced 15 times and won once. She earned less than $15,000. She eventually fell into the wrong hands and ended up almost starved. Cheri White Owl of Horse Feathers Equine Rescue (a verified member of Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries) rescued her in Dec. 2011. She was not expected to recover given her advanced stage of neglect. But the caring people at Horse Feathers Equine Rescue nursed her back to health. Cleora was retrained with the help of Thoroughbred Athletes, Inc and is now in a forever home where she is much loved and respected.

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