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OTTB: Thoroughbred Makeover Competition Bound

Two young women from Saskatoon and their retired racehorses were off on a journey of a lifetime to the annual Thoroughbred Makeover Competition at the Kentucky Horse Park. Jody Busch, a professional riding and horse training instructor and her fellow Johann’s Warrior (Zach) will enter ranch riding and freestyle classes while Colleen O’Hagan and Midst of Chaos (Joe) are tackling dressage and eventing. Busch has been training horses for most of her adult life and worked at nearby Marquis Downs as a ponyrider while attending university. She teaches at O’Hagan’s Rivers Edge Stable close to Marquis Downs and came across Johann’s Warrior not long after the gelding had won for the second time in late summer 2017. “He ended up at Colleen’s and I started playing around with him in the paddock,” said Busch. “He was interested in following me around and I really took to him.” Jody ended up…

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