• New process to come into effect from 20th March 2017
  • Registration of horses will be free, with one annual surcharge of £10 for those wishing to enter RoR classes and competitions

In December we put a halt on new RoR registrations while work was carried out on our database so that we could introduce a new, improved system. The changes will enable RoR to keep more up-to-date records of former racehorses, as well as making it easier for members to register new horses.

Being able to more accurately follow former racehorses is vital if the charity is to fulfill its role of protecting and promoting the welfare of horses that have left racing.

We are pleased to announce that the new registration process will come into effect from Monday 20th March 2017. We are also pleased to confirm that it will remain free to register, including for RoR’s education and retraining activities, with a £10 surcharge for those wishing to participate in RoR run classes and competitions.

We have decided against introducing the multi-tiered system that was outlined in January. While the proposed multi-tier system was intended to reflect the full range of abilities and activities undertaken by horses registered with RoR, we have decided on a simpler approach.

In short, it remains free to register your horse with RoR, although please note this will now take the form of an annual renewal, and it remains free to sign up for retraining your horse via the subsidised education and training activities provided by RoR. However, if you want to participate in any RoR class, competition or challenge, then there will be a £10 fee, in essence an administration fee to help cover the charity’s costs for the organising and staging of over 300 events and 25 series per year across a dozen equine disciplines.

A reminder, together with more detailed information, will be circulated prior to the launch but the key is there is only one fee (£10) to be paid annually and that applies only to those who will be competing in classes exclusively open to RoR members. In the meantime, if you have a query please email hlochrane@ror.org.uk.