RoR Goffs UK National Championships 2018


RoR Showing Championships, Dressage, Series Finals, Jumping and much more

21st – 26th August 2018 at Aintree Equestrian Centre


A multi day celebration of the former racehorse.

– Over £6000 in prize money
– All classes confined to RoR registered horses,
– Fabulous RoR branded prizes
– Rosettes to 10th in each class
– Incorporates Series’ Finals
– RoR Dressage Series Championships
– Retrained Racehorse Challenge Final
– Performance day of jumping classes and Arena Eventing
– Regional League Finals – dressage and jumping
– Qualifiers for 2019
– Novice Challenge class
– Novelty classes, inc the extremely popular Glamour Stakes and the Jockey Stakes
– A chance for everyone to have the ‘big ring’ experience
– Parade of Former ‘Stars of The Racing World’
– Performance Horse Championship
– Open Ridden Showing Championship
– Open In Hand Showing Championship
– Veteran Championship
– Trade stands
– Sunday Evening Performance and crowning of Series’ Champions
– Culminates in the Supreme Show Horse Championship.

Watch this space for the 2018 Schedule and details of how to enter.

Aintree Equestrian Centre
Ormskirk Road
Merseyside L9 5AS
T: 0151 522 2949

2016 Results 

2017 Results



RoR National Championship Show at Aintree - 29-8-2015

Class 2 – Jockey Club Novice Qualifier:
1st MISTY GEM – Sophie Staveley
2nd THUNDER BAY – Lesley Dexter
3rd PRIDEUS – Brian Storey
4th LEVERAGE – Helen Jackson

Class 4 -Tattersalls Special Class:
1st JACK THE GIANT – Allister Hood
2nd BEWARE CHALK PIT – Justine Armstrong-Small
3rd BARBERS SHOP – Katie Jerram
4th TYCOONS REFLECTION – Helen Newbold

Class 6 – Jockey Club Novice Final:
1st ROYAL ROCK – Oliver Hood
2nd BEWARE CHALK PIT – Justine Armstrong-Small
3rd LUCKY SUNNY – Jan Darwin
4th THE LODGE ROAD – Jane Pimply

Class 7 – TBA TARRA In Hand Final:
1st NICENE CREED – Hannah Chisman
2nd A NOD AND A WINK – Kim Shepherd
3rd PANOPTIC – Alexandra Hawkes
4th ANOTHER LATE NIGHT – Alison Royle

Class 8 – TBA TARRA Ridden:
1st MOONOKI – Ann Wright
2nd DANCE ISLAND – Catherine Beaumont
3rd CRISP NOTE – Isla Mansell
4th POPPY – Rebecca Jones

Class 9 – TBA TARRA Final:
1st MOONOKI – Ann Wright
2nd DANCE ISLAND – Catherine Beaumont

Class 10 – RoR Concours Delegance:
1st BANG ON TREND – Sophie Tranter
2nd THE ROYAL DUB – Jessica Seels
3rd GRAY KNIGHT – Laura Grey
4th LIVERPOOL – Joanna Mason

Class 11 – RoR Elite Showing Series Final:
1st JACK THE GIANT – Allister Hood (The Jackpots)
2nd BARBERS SHOP – Katie Jerram (HM The Queen)

Class 12 – RoR Retrained Racehorse Challenge Qualifier:
1st BUNACURRY – Clare Halliday
2nd CRISP NOTE – Isla Mansell
3rd LAMPOS – Jolene Midgley
4th WILD WEST – Lizzie Harris

Class 13 – In-Hand Ex Racehorse:
1st NICENE CREED – Hannah Chisman
2nd A NOD AND A WINK – Kim Shepeard
3rd PLEIADE DE LA VEGA – Bethany Ford
4th BLAISE WOOD – Bryony Close

Class 14 – TBA/TARRA In-Hand Qualifier For 2016:
1st NICENE CREED – Hannah Chisman
2nd A NOD AND A WINK – Kim Shepeard
3rd BRIGHT SUN – Carolyn Bates
4th CHATTERLY’S LOVER – Elisabeth Gardner

Class 15 – In-Hand Ex Racehorse:
1st AUNTIE DIF- Abigail Smith Dawe

Class 16 – Ridden Showing EX Racehorse of Show Riding Type:
1st DANCE ISLAND – Catherine Beaumont
2nd LIVERPOOL – Joanna Mason
3rd. COLONEL KLINK – Alice Heaver

Class 17 – Ridden Showing Ex racehorse of Hunter Type:
1st BARBERS SHOP – Katie Jerram
2nd TYCOONS REFLECTION – Helen Newbold
3rd ROCKPILER – Emily Rudd
4th BANNOW STRAD – Angela Prouse

Class 18 – TBA/TARRA Ridden Qualifier For 2016:
1st LIVERPOOL – Joanna Mason
2nd SPANISH HILDALGO – Kimberley Gould
4th JIMMYLING – Samantha Dexter

Class 19 – The Tattersalls and RoR Ridden Show Horse Class:
1st MY BROADSTAIRS JOY – Heather Blythe
2nd LIVERPOOL – Joanna Mason
3rd SPANISH HILDALGO – Kimberley Gould
4th RED TARN – Emma Tillett

Class 20 – Amateur Home Produced Ridden Ex Racehorse:
1st BILLYBO – Claire Griffiths
2nd LIVERPOOL – Joanna Mason
3rd HEEZAZARI – Tamsin Karn
4th ANNA ISABELLA – Vicky Campbell

Class 21 – Best Grey Ridden Ex Racehorse:
1st PRIDEUS – Brian Storey
2nd RED TARN – Emma Tillett
3rd WHATCANYASAY – Brian Storey

Class 22 – Best Aintree Ridden Ex Racehorse:
1st DANCE ISLAND – Catherine Beaumont
2nd OSCAR BAY – Victoria Hamlyn-White
3rd AIKMAN – Rachel Robson
4th FASTFRED – Lisa MacLennnan

Class 23 Side Saddle Ridden Ex Racehorse:
1st WILD WEST – Lizzie Harris
2nd LIVERPOOL – Joanna Mason
3rd BANG ON TREND – Sophie Tranter

Class 24 – RoR Veteran Championship:
1st MY BROADSTAIRS JOY – Heather Blythe
2nd LAMPOS – Jolene Midgley
3rd TAP – Sam Dixon
4th VICTOR MERLYN – Jo Llewellyn

Class 25 In-Hand Championship:
1st NICENE CREED – Hannah Chisman
2nd AUNTIE DIFF – Abigail Smith Dawe
3rd A NOD AND A WINK – Kim Shepeard

Class 26 – Ridden Championship:
1st BARBERS SHOP – Katie Jerram
2nd BILLYBO – Claire Griffiths
3rd WILD WEST – Lizzie Harris

Class 27 – Overall Supreme Championship:
1st BARBERS SHOP – Katie Jerram
2nd NICENE CREED – Hannah Chisman
3rd LIVERPOOL – Joanna Mason

Showing FAQs

I do not have a proper showing saddle, can I use my GP?

Yes, use of a general purpose saddle is fine.

Can I use a numnah under my saddle?

Yes, you can use a numnah but it should be of a dark colour and not protrude too much around the saddle.

I have been told that for showing a bridle should be flat leather, not rolled. Is this correct?

Yes, the information you have been given is correct. Leatherwork should be plain i.e. flat.

My horse loves his Micklem bridle. Can he wear this to show in?

As the rules stand at the moment, use of a Micklem bridle is not allowed in showing classes, except for the RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge.

Am I allowed to use a coloured browband?

Browbands should be plain for hunter-type horses but for riding horses and hacks a coloured browband can be used.

My horse is not happy with a double bridle; do I have to use 2 bits?

No it is perfectly acceptable to use a Pelham with a mouthpiece that your horse is happy with but you should use two reins. Alternatively you can use a snaffle.

What am I expected to do in a showing class?

When you enter the ring, everyone will walk, trot and canter round together after which the judge will make an initial line up.

Each competitor then does an individual show which should be about 1.30 minutes in length and should include walk, trot and canter on both reins (to show that your horse can pick up the correct leg lead in canter and halt (nice and square – and still for a few seconds.); you should then walk back to your place in the line on a long rein. You are not required to gallop.

You will then need to remove your horse’s tack and present him to the judge for closer inspection. You will also be asked to walk and trot your horse in hand.

So what is the judge actually looking for?

You need to demonstrate a horse that is safe, well-mannered,, obedient and a pleasure to ride so this means no pulling, no head-tossing and so on. He should work in a soft, consistent, rounded outline. The judge will assess whether he/she considers your horse has adapted well to life as a riding horse and is settled in the show ring.

Your horse will need to be taught to stand still whilst a rider unfamiliar to him mounts – via a leg up (so practise this too).

To help prepare your horse for this phase as part of your homework have numerous different people ride him as everyone rides differently so that he does not react on the day to a stranger on board.

Please note: The judge does NOT ride in The Jockey Club RoR Novice Thoroughbred Ridden Show Horse Class.

I am quite small so my stirrup irons may not suit the judge; what should I do?

If you prefer not to ride with larger stirrup irons, then it is perfectly acceptable for you to have a larger pair in your kit box. Also allow that the judge may be quite tall so your leathers need to be long enough too.

Do I need to plait my horse?

Manes should be plaited; tails should be pulled or plaited. Ears, noses and heels should be trimmed.

Am I allowed to use a flash noseband in showing classes?

No, the only type of noseband allowed for the showing classes is a cavesson.

My horse gets quite strong in company; how do I control him in the show ring?

Unfortunately there is no magic cure other than to bit him suitably, accustom him to working politely with other horses and take him for some outings without actually competing so he can get used to the goings on.

Our Training Consultants will be able to assist you with training suggestions so please do contact our Ask The Experts helpline on

I want to show my horse as he has very good conformation but he just won’t settle. Am I allowed to give him a calmer?

Some products contain substances prohibited by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) although not prohibited by the FEI. RoR classes run under BHA guidelines so look carefully at the ingredients.

Please contact the RoR office or the Ask The Experts Helpline if you are not sure about any calmer you may use.

What should I wear?

A hard hat (with safety/kite mark) with chin strap must be worn.

Ladies: If riding a horse of hack type you should ideally wear a navy/black jacket; for those riding a hunter or riding horse type, jackets should be tweed.
Gentlemen: Tweed jackets

Breeches should be plain, fawn or buff but not white
Collar and tie with an ordinary shirt

Boots should be black or brown.
Gloves should be plain, ideally leather or string.

Evening Performances:
White or cream stocks instead of ties; gentlemen to wear black or navy jackets.
You should carry a whip – plain Malacca or leather cane not exceeding 32” in length. Schooling whips are not allowed.

Spurs should be worn.

For in-hand classes dress is as for the equivalent ridden class.

Can I wear a skull cap?

Yes you can (with safety harness) but this should have a black or navy cover on it.

If I am dressed incorrectly will I be disqualified?

Not at all. However the judge or class steward will advise you on the correct dress code if deemed appropriate.

My horse has remedial shoes. What is the ruling on this?

Remedial shoes are not allowed in the Tattersalls or Jockey Club classes but are allowed in the Challenge and Amateur Ridden and Open In-Hand Showing classes.

What happens if my horse misbehaves?

It is entirely the judge’s decision whether you are asked leave the ring. Much will depend on what behaviour your horse is displaying and whether this is proving to be disruptive to the other competitors or considered to be a danger to you, itself or to others.

How do the Rules vary for the RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge?

The Rules do vary for the Challenge as a Micklem bridle is allowed as is a martingale and/or breastplate. Front boots or bandages can also be used but these should be removed for the showing section. If used they should be dark in colour.

Racing injuries/blemishes are overlooked.

The judge will not ride.

Dress is as for hunting so that is tweed jackets.