Second Chance Thoroughbreds (SCT) hand picks OTTBs (off the track thoroughbreds) that have either been lightly or never raced and retired sound.
We have a special passion for the breed here at SCT. Our goal is to take in the racing duds and give them an opportunity to learn a new career, and while we specialize in eventing, we will cater to each horse’s strength be it dressage, hunter/jumper, even trail riding. We give them a new focus, away from the busy routine of racing to a more relaxed atmosphere. They have time to learn to be a horse again, turned out to pasture, while being handled on a regular basis. These horses are restarted from groundwork to riding and even showing!
Second Chance Thoroughbreds was founded on a dream of Danielle Durette Tursky’s, after she fell in love with a thoroughbred named Bailey. Although he had never been to the track (not even bred to be a racehorse), he had the spirit and competitiveness that drove them to success at eventing. Danielle and Bailey have competed in the South region up to the Preliminary level. Bailey is still as competitive as ever, and is the grandpa to all the young talent that comes through Second Chance Thoroughbreds.
Danielle has a custom designed farm located on Cotton Grove Rd in East Jackson, TN. Along with retraining the thoroughbreds, they board a limited number of outside horses and teach lessons, specializing in dressage and eventing.
Click on a horse below to learn more or to find the Second Chance Thoroughbreds ad on equinenow.com with prices. Please contact Danielle directly with any questions or requests: 731-234-7214
Danielle has had the pleasure of being involved with the equine industry for over 20 years. As a United States Pony Club (USPC) “B” graduate, Danielle teaches the importance of safety and horsemanship to all of her students. She has had the opportunity through pony club to compete in Nationals for dressage in 1995, as well as numerous regional pony club rallys in dressage, show jumping, and eventing. Danielle is a graduate of Colorado State University with a B.S degree in Equine Science. She has held many barn manager positions throughout the South, using her degree and knowledge to successfully run eventing show barns. Starting as a young child to pay for lessons, she began as a “barn rat” working on weekends cleaning and taking care of horses. In addition, Danielle has taught at a summer camp in VT, trained foxhunting horses in GA, examiner and clinician for many USPC functions and ratings, competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association in college, and evented through the United States Eventing Association in Area I, III, IX. Danielle does especially well with children and loves teaching all ages! She makes learning a fun and confidence building experience.
Hannah has been in the horse world for as long as she can remember. She grew up on west coast in California and began her riding career competing in walk trot/poles-pre children’s.
Her family moved to Princeton NJ and continued where she continued her riding education with the prestigious Princeton Farms.
Their final final move brought her to TN where she rode throughout high school She joined equestrian team in college at Maryville College and worked at blackberry farms giving beginner lessons/trail rides She bought her horse Remington from Second Chance Thoroughbreds in 2015 and competed with him through the .95s
She has a psychology degree with a focus in counseling, which helps her to empathize and connect with her students easily. She is a patient and fun instructor who teaches not only safety, but correct riding while still being fun!