As part of the Symposium, our annual seminar series attracts attendees both in person and via Zoom with an interest in educational topics relating specifically to Thoroughbreds and their transition from the track to the equestrian world.

Makeover attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on three educational seminars and panel discussions dedicated to the care and training of off-track Thoroughbreds. Seminars will be free and open to all and will also be livestreamed. Details on individual sessions are below.


2022 Thoroughbred Makeover Seminars

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for the OTTB

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital

Stephanie L. Church, The Horse Media Group, moderator

Is your OTTB’s performance a bit off? Is he stiff, sluggish, or sore? We’ll discuss how you can pair complementary therapies with conventional treatments to boost his overall well-being and performance and take audience questions on therapies such as chiropractic and acupuncture.

Panelists: Dr. Heath Soignier, DVM, Rood & Riddle veterinarian; Larkspur Carroll, DVM, CORE Therapies

Latest Developments in Joint Therapies

1:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Godolphin Lifetime Care

Alexandra Beckstett, The Horse Media Group, moderator

While navigating equine joint therapy options can be challenging, it’s easier when you have a good understanding of each treatment and how it works. We’ll discuss everything from corticosteroid injections to biologic therapies such as stem cells and take audience questions on the topic.

Panelists: TBA

Optimizing the Management of the Sport Horse

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Shoshana Rudski, The Horse Media Group, moderator

Our OTTBs were professional athletes well before we got them. Now we’re responsible for helping them flourish in their new roles by maintaining their soundness and stewarding their gastric and respiratory health. We’ll discuss common challenges when maintaining OTTB performance horses and take audience questions on the topic.

Panelists: Sarah Reuss, VMD, Dipl. ACVIM, Boehringer-Ingelheim; additional veterinarian TBA

2021 Thoroughbred Makeover Seminars

Watch recordings of last year's seminars, which can also be found on our YouTube channel:


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