Designed specifically to showcase Off The Track Thoroughbreds (OTTBs), the competition was held in conjunction with Plantation Field International Horse Trials in 2017 and 2018. This crowd-pleasing celebrity charity event changed venues in 2019 and served as the kick-off for the Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show which followed on September 21-22.

The 2019 Real Rider Cup participants included a number of racing industry personalities – jockeys, members of the media, “Racing Kids” who grew up in the sport, sidesaddle riders and representatives from world-class breeding farms. Teams competed against each other over a course of show jumping fences to determine the “real riders.” Each competitor pledged to raise at least $1,000, which directly supported our beneficiaries – the Retired Racehorse Project , New Vocations and The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show.

Interested in showing your support? Simply visit our “Donate” page and indicate which Real Rider Cup participant you’d like to sponsor, and then click the PayPal link below. You can use a credit card or a PayPal account. Please be sure to enter the amount you wish to contribute on the PayPal form that comes up after you click “Pay Now”.