"Our mission is to promote our sport in a positive light.  To show the versatility of Thoroughbreds and to raise money for Thoroughbred retraining and rehoming charities, all while having fun."

The 2020 Real Rider Cup

We are proud to announce details about the 2020 Real Rider Cup Campaign
to benefit the following Thoroughbred aftercare charities: 
Retired Racehorse Project , New Vocations and The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show.

Virtual Real Rider Cup

Calling all equestrians! YOU can ride in this year’s Real Rider Cup and support Thoroughbred aftercare.

With so many restrictions in place due to COVID-19, we have decided to hold a Virtual Real Rider Cup this year!  Click here for details and information or  here to register for this exciting eventClick here for 2020 Riders

Online Auction – “The Heart of the Thoroughbred Through the Eyes of the Artist”

New for 2020, the Real Rider Cup presents “The Heart of the Thoroughbred Through the Eyes of the Artist,” an online auction of original artwork featuring OTTBs in their lives after the racetrack.  Click here to learn more about the auction, or here to view the art and information about each featured horse and the incredibly generous artist who donated time and talent in support of our cause.

2021 Desk Calendar

As an added bonus this year, The Real Rider Cup has produced 2021 Desk Calendars showcasing these extraordinary works of art which were donated to the auction.  They are mounted on reclaimed barnwood easels/stands generously created and donated by Furniture From The Barn. These calendars are real collector’s items and will make terrific Christmas gifts for all people who love the Thoroughbred horse.  For a donation of $50.00, you can receive one calendar set with your choice of desk stand or barnwood wall mount. Click here for a preview and to learn more about the calendars.

Enjoy the gallery below showcasing the beautiful and unique artwork donated to the
2020 RRC Auction, “The Heart of the Thoroughbred Through the Eyes of the Artist.”