New Showjumping Competition Structure Announced
British Showjumping, in conjunction with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), are delighted to announce an exciting new and progressive competition structure for retrained racehorses competing within the sport. This new structure will add to the already established RoR Club League Championship and will work alongside the four tiered league system that the sport already operates on.
The competition structure will be as follows:
RoR National Recognition Awards
The RoR National Recognition Awards will recognise those retrained racehorses competing within the British Showjumping Spring/Summer Gold and Silver Horse Leagues. A cash award will be given to the owners of the two highest graded horses that have been awarded the highest number of points at the highest level during the 1st April – 30th September each year. The cash awards are broken down as follows: 1st – £750.00 (plus invites to the presentation) and 2nd – £500.00. The winners will be identified by selecting the highest placed eligible horses with points in the Gold League section. If none qualify, it will move to the highest placed eligible horses in the Silver League section.
RoR Bronze League Championship
New for 2017 will be the RoR Bronze League Championship which will take place at the British Showjumping National Championships at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre (NAEC), Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire in August. The Championship will carry a total prize fund of £825 and the top three will also be rewarded with a complimentary Full Jumping Membership and a Grade C Horse Registration for one year.
A National RoR Bronze League will be introduced to run alongside the Spring/Summer 2017 Bronze League. This league will run from 1st April – 30th June and it will be used to identify the top thirty horse/rider combinations eligible to receive an invitation to compete in the Championship class. The class will have a first round height of 90cm before rising to 1.00m in the jump off.
RoR Club League Championship & Regional Recognition Awards
The RoR Club League Championship takes place at the British Showjumping National Showjumping Championships and it carries a prize fund of £700 with the top three also receiving a complimentary Club Membership for one year. This series is open to any former racehorse, registered with RoR, including unraced, GB raced and foreign raced horses.
A National RoR Club League runs alongside the Regional Club Leagues, which culminate on the 30th June each year, and the league is used to identify the top thirty horse/rider combinations who then receive an invitation to compete in the Championship class which has a first round height of 85cm, rising to 90cm in the jump off.
Those retrained racehorses competing at Club level are also eligible for the RoR Regional Recognition Awards. A product sponsorship will be awarded to the highest place horse in each region with Club League points. The winner from each region will be identified by selecting the highest placed eligible horse with club league points in the 1.00m section. If none qualify, it will move to the highest placed eligible horse on the 90cm club league working downwards until a horse is identified. The product sponsorship is in the form of a jacket and an embroidered rug.