Peyton Place’s New Career- Update 1

Submitted by Alyssa Kelly

On December 15th, 2019, Peyton Place was adopted from Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue by Christine McFadden Aguilar and Alyssa Kelly. Peyton’s last race was August 29th, 2018; he earned a total of $13,775 during his racing career with Wasabi Ventures Stables, LLC. Since his last race, Peyton was given time off to rehabilitate a bowed tendon.

After some much needed rest, Peyton started his second career with the aim to compete at the 2020 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover in October. The Thoroughbred Makeover is a showcase to display the trainability and talent of off-track Thoroughbreds intended to help these horses transition into their second careers. Currently, the plan is to compete Peyton in the discipline of eventing, which requires three different competition phases: dressage, show jumping, and cross country. 

Peyton’s willingness to learn has caused his training to excel. During his first 30 days of training he started to gained his muscle back after his much deserved time off. Peyton started jumping after 60 days of training. Peyton is very bold and brave to the jumps, which makes him an excellent candidate for eventing. He also enjoys trail rides and crossing streams.

On March 15th, Peyton took his first adventure on a one hour trailer ride to Glendale Riding School to practice for his upcoming first competition on March 22nd. We were blown away by his professional and calm demeanor in a completely new environment.

You can follow along with Peyton’s second career journey by following the MAHR Team Peytons Place RRP 2020 Facebook page.