Lexington, Ky. - Adding to its extensive on-demand library, the re-release of the 2006 Animal Planet® hit television series, “Horse Power: Road to the Maclay” marks the first time USEF Network has carried a reality television series in its content library. Beginning, Thursday, November 9, and for the next six consecutive Thursdays, an episode will be released on the USEF Network, culminating in the season finale on December 14.
“We have been working to bring US Equestrian members more educational and entertaining content in 2017,” said US Equestrian Chief Content and Marketing Officer Vicki Lowell. “USEF Network has expanded the number and diversity of events, breeds, and disciplines covered in 2017. Horse Power: Road to the Maclay was a huge hit and brought nationwide awareness to equestrian competition in 2006. We thought it would be fun to re-release the show for a new generation of equestrians around the 2017 Maclay National Championship, plus provide a bit of nostalgia for those who grew up with show.”
Originally aired in February of 2006, the show developed a large fan following. The series follows junior equitation riders on their path to qualify for and compete in one of equitation’s most prestigious competitions, the Maclay National Championship at the National Horse Show in Lexington, Ky. A number of the stars from the show continue to compete and are successful in the sport, including Brianne Goutal, Maria Schaub, Frank and Stacia Madden, Chelsea Moss, Nikko Ritter, Andre Dignelli, Maggie McAlary, and more.
“I was excited to hear the show was being re-released. I loved being a part of the series and it chronicled a time in my life I will cherish forever,” said Goutal.
US Equestrian will be offering free fan memberships using promo code “HORSEPOWER” to those interested in watching the series and other live and on-demand content on the USEF Network.