MMSC Presents: The All-Star Program

 The Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center is pleased to announce the launch of the All-Star Program, a collaborative initiative to re-establish the Thoroughbred horse as the premier international level competitor in equestrian sport. Conceived by Dorothy Crowell, the All-Star Program will pair exemplars of the breed with the best riders in the nation, then follow their progression from their first ride off the track, to their medal winning performances.

All-Star Teams

Jonathan Holling and Ragtime Rebel

Thoroughbreds have heart, stamina, cat-like quickness, and a bottomless engine. Many of our best riders in Eventing began their international careers riding Thoroughbreds – Neville Bardos, JJ Babu, Donner, Courageous Comet, Biko, Might Tango, True Blue Girdwood, the list is long!
— Dorothy Crowell
For me, it has always been about the journey. The long game. The vast majority of successful international partnerships are horses and riders that have been together for many years. The All-Star Program provides the opportunity for all of us to be a part of that amazing long-term bond that is created between a special horse and its rider as they seek to bring the Thoroughbred back to the top levels of competition!
— Dorothy Crowell

Inquiries about creating an All-Star Team should be directed to