Real Rider Cup – HOME PAGE
The brainchild of Anita Motion, the Real Rider Cup is a charity show jumping event that invites racing industry personalities to team up with an off-track Thoroughbred and compete over a course of jumps, while raising funds to benefit Thoroughbred aftercare. Each rider — employees of breeding farms and racing stables, trainers, jockeys, owners, members of racing media, and more — pledges to raise a minimum of $1,000, which directly supports Real Rider Cup beneficiaries: Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show, New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program, and the Retired Racehorse Project. Since its inception in 2017, the Real Rider Cup has raised more than $410,000 for these organizations.
This year’s event will again run in two legs of competition: a Kentucky leg, held at New Vocations’ facility at Mereworth Farm on July 8; and a Maryland leg, held at Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show on September 15.
Interested in showing your support?
- Compete: learn more about how the Real Rider Cup works and register to compete
- Sponsor: sponsorship packages are available for both the Kentucky and Maryland events
- Donate: pledge your support to your favorite rider or make a general contribution!
- Spectate: join us at Lexington or Fair Hill!
Real Rider Cup Beneficiaries
Congratulations to our 2022 Real Rider Cup Champions!
The Real Rider Cup organizing committee extends its deepest gratitude to the 63 riders who collectively raised over $160,000 for Thoroughbred aftercare. Combined with corporate sponsorships, the 2022 Real Rider Cup raised over $170,000, bringing the total raised by the event to $410,000 since its inception in 2017.