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20th February BSJA Clinic with Corrine Bracken for RoR's - 26/01/2015

NEW - Show Jumping and Dressage Training Clinics in Cheshire - 22/01/2015

2015 Clinics and Competitions at Crow Wood Equestrian, Burnley - 22/01/2015

20th February Showing Clinic with Bryan & Vicky Smart, North Yorkshire - 22/01/2015

12th March Katie Jerram Showing Clinic, Selkirk - 21/01/2015

18th April RoR Showjumping Clinic with Andrew Hamilton, - 21/01/2015

David Gatherer Clinics coming up - 21/01/2015

15th February Dressage to Music with Amanda Birch, Clanfield - 21/01/2015

28th March Mary Bowie Showing Clinic - 20/01/2015

February 28th, TSR/ROR Inc. HOYS Talent Spotting - 18/01/2015

February - XC Warm up Clinics for RoR's and more at Helen Bell EC, Thirsk - 16/01/2015

February through to June - RoR Clinics with Charlotte Wilson at Snainton EC - 16/01/2015

Red Dressage Results for RoRs - 14/01/2015

Monday 2nd February Dressage Clinic with Matthew Cox, Cambridgeshire - 14/01/2015

17th January 2015 Francis Whittington Show Jumping Clinic - 14/01/2015

17th February Francis Whittington XC Clinc, Surrey - 13/01/2015

8th February Dressage Clinic with Louise Robson, Shipley - 12/01/2015

15th February Dressage to Music with Amanda Birch - 12/01/2015

Thursday 12th March Meet the Experts at NEH, Newmarket - 11/01/2015

Friday 20th March Show Jumping Clinic with Mia Palles-Clark, Essex - 11/01/2015

21st February Francis Whittington Show Jumping Clinic, East Sussex - 11/01/2015

28th February Francis Whittington XC Clinic at Munstead, Surrey - 10/01/2015

2014 RoR Riding Challenge Winners at Bookham RC - 09/01/2015

RoR East 'All In' Points Challenge - 09/01/2015

NEW - 5th to 7th May 2015 RoR Residential Training Camp at David Broome EC, Gwent - 09/01/2015

28th February & 1st March Tintin Flatwork and Jumping Clinic, Rudgwick - 09/01/2015

18th Jan & 15th Feb 2015 - RoR Challenge/Working Hunter Clinics with Jo Callwood at Crow Wood EC - 08/01/2015

NEW - 2015 Events for Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham - 08/01/2015

15th March -Team Dressage at Pachesham - 08/01/2015

NEW - 2015 Events for Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham - 08/01/2015

Individual lessons with Louise Robson a great success - 08/01/2015

Bookham Riding Club brings in Bounty for RoR's! - 08/01/2015

New for 2015 RoR Regional Leagues across the country! - 29/12/2014

Champions and more for East Region in 2014 - 23/12/2014

18th January 2015 Showing and Dressage Clinic with Jo Bates, Okehampton - 22/12/2014

1st March XC Clinic with Andrew Lovell BHSI, Somerset - 21/12/2014

14th March 2015 RoR Showing and Flatwork Clinic with Matthew Lawrence, Dorset - 20/12/2014

15th March 2015 XC Clinic with Robin Dumas, Somerset - 19/12/2014

RoR Chief Executive on Kauto Star at Olympia - 18/12/2014

RoR/TSR Showing Clinics/Talent Spotting with Sarah Chapman - 18/12/2014

11th April 2015 Cross Country Clinic with Eric Smiley, Somerset - 18/12/2014

12th April 2015 Pole and Show Jumping Clinic with Caroline Booker - 17/12/2014

ROA brings racing together for RoR - 16/12/2014

14th March Showing Clinic with Helen Newbold, Bedfordshire - 09/12/2014

20th February BSJA Clinic with Corrine Bracken for RoR's - 26/01/2015

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RoR South East Region has teamed up with  British Show Jumping South East British Showjumping Association   to bring you and your ex racehorse the chance to train with Corrine Bracken (International coach), and you don't even need to be a member of British Show Jumping to take part - you simply need your RoR number.

The first clinic will be on the 20th February at Parwood Equestrian Centre, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2JE. The sessions will 1hr long and will be in a group of 4 riders at 80cms. £20 per rider. For information on how to book your place, or if you would be interested in taking part but would like to jump bigger or smaller please email paulanderson@britishshowjumping.co.uk with RoR South East in the subject bar of your email - please remember to include your RoR number.

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NEW - Show Jumping and Dressage Training Clinics in Cheshire - 22/01/2015

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Sunday 8th February RoR Show Jumping Training with Corrinne Collins, International GB Showjumper and Leading Lady 2002 at Crossmere Farm, Brereton, Somerford, Cheshire, CW12 4SU. Cost £25 per RoR registered horse/rider. To book now complete this BOOKING FORM and return with your payment.

Sunday 22nd February RoR Show Jumping Training with Corrinne Collins at Crossmere Farm, Brereton, Somerford, Cheshire, CW12 4SU. Cost £25 per RoR registered horse/rider. To book now complete this BOOKING FORM and return with your payment.
 
Sunday 22nd March Dressage training with Libby Williams at New Pharm, Twemlow, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. Libby is an experienced trainer who was fomerely the head girl for Stephen Clarke and Ferdi Eilberg. Cost £25 per RoR registered horse/rider. To book now complete this BOOKING FORM and return with your payment.

Sunday 12th April Dressage training with Libby Williams at New Pharm, Twemlow, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire. Cost £25 per RoR registered horse/rider. To book now complete this BOOKING FORM and return with your payment.

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2015 Clinics and Competitions at Crow Wood Equestrian, Burnley - 22/01/2015

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Sunday 15th February -  RoR Challenge/Working Hunter Clinic with Jo Callwood - Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT. The cost is £25 per RoR horse. To secure your place, please complete the BOOKING FORM  and return with full payment.

RoR Unaffiliated Dressage at Crow Wood EC qualifying for RoR North West U/A Final in September 2015. For more information, dates and entries visit www.crowwoodequestrian.com.

Sunday 1st February 2015 Dressage to Music with Jenny Johnson at Crow Wood.
£40 per RoR horse/rider enjoy one to one tuition with Jenny to include a warm up, instruction on a routine and a complete freestyle package of cd and floorplan.  Places are limited and on a first come first served basis.  To book download this BOOKING FORM and return with full payment.

Saturday 14th March 2015 - RoR Dressage Training with Jo Graham at Crow Wood EC
Renowned 4* International dressage judge Jo Graham is holding another of her popular RoR Dressage training clinics. The cost is £30 per RoR horse. To book please complete the booking form and return with full payment.

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20th February Showing Clinic with Bryan & Vicky Smart, North Yorkshire - 22/01/2015

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Showing Clinic With Bryan & Vicky Smart On Friday 20th February 2015 from 6.30-8.30pm
at Northallerton Equestrian Centre, Yafforth, North Yorkshire Dl7 OPQ. Cost is £25 per RoR horse/rider. To book download this BOOKING FORM and return asap.

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12th March Katie Jerram Showing Clinic, Selkirk - 21/01/2015

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Katie Jerram Showing Clinic/Demo at Ian Stark Equestrian on Thursday March 12th from 7-9pm. This is always a great evening and very informative. RoR Scotland are looking to find 10 horses who would be happy to be part of the demo - please complete this FORM. The cost to the riders will be £20.00.

For more information, please contact Carol Magee on 07811 460380 or email cmagee@ror.org.uk

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18th April RoR Showjumping Clinic with Andrew Hamilton, - 21/01/2015

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New Andrew Hamilton Showjumping Clinic at Ian Stark Equestrian Centre on Saturday 18th April. There are 12 spaces available for RoR's at a cost of £20.00 per head, places will be on a first come first served basis.  To book complete this Booking Form and return with your payment to Carol Magee.

Further details on Andrew Hamilton can be found on his website www.andrewhamiltoncoach.co.uk

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David Gatherer Clinics coming up - 21/01/2015

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Saturday March 14th at Ardmedden Equestrian, Ardmedden, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire AB51 0AG. Cost £20 per RoR registered horse/rider. To book download this Booking Form and return to Carol Magee together with your payment.

Easter Monday April 6th at Netherton Equestrian , Netherton Farm, Aberargie, Perthshire PH2 9NE
. Cost £20 per RoR Registered horse/rider. To book download this Booking Form and return to Carol Magee together with your payment

You can be a beginner with your ex-racehorse, or more experienced, instruction with David Gatherer is tailored to suit all levels.

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15th February Dressage to Music with Amanda Birch, Clanfield - 21/01/2015

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Amanda Birch on 15th February at High Bank Farm, Petersfield Lane, Clanfield, PO8 0QD. £20 per rider/horse for a 45 minute lesson.  Come and have some fun with your RoR with dressage to music. You can use this clinic in two different ways:-


1) To prepare your freestyle to music test and get it ready so that you can compete in freestyle to music competitions over the summer ready for the RoR South East Championship Show's Dressage to Music Championship class on the 12th Sept 2015.
2) Find out what music your horse likes to work to, this can aid rhythm and over all enjoyment of your schooling sessions.


To book you slot please email pboyle@ror.org.uk

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28th March Mary Bowie Showing Clinic - 20/01/2015

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RoR Mary Bowie Showing Clinic on Saturday March 28th at Ardmedden Equestrian, Ardmedden, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire AB51 0AG. Cost £25.00.  This is an all day clinic and will cover ringcraft and preparation of your horse/rider for both before and on the day of the show (note- you will need to bring you own lunch). To book please complete this BOOKING FORM and return to Carol Magee with your payment.

Mary’s clinics have always been very popular and well supported and I hope that we see lots of new people coming for this fun and informative day!

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February 28th, TSR/ROR Inc. HOYS Talent Spotting - 18/01/2015

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Saturday February 28th, TSR/ROR Inc. HOYS Talent Spotting, Sarah Chapman, Coleg Sir Gar, Carmarthen. An hour long sessions in small groups at a cost of £25 per rider and places must be booked and paid for in advance. Please complete and return this BOOKING FORM with payment.

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February - XC Warm up Clinics for RoR's and more at Helen Bell EC, Thirsk - 16/01/2015

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A few spaces are available for ROR registered horses at the XC warm-up clinics on 4th February and 18th February at Helen Bell Equestrian, The Paddocks, Breckenborough, Thirsk, North Yorkshire,YO7 4ELK. Cost £35 per rider/RoR registered horse.

This BE venue is ideal for schooling horses over a variety of cross country fences and BE accredited coaches Helen Bell and Karen Dixon have a wealth of experience training horses and riders at all levels. This is an ideal opportunity to bring your ex racehorses and have a go whether you are at grassroots level or already competing in BE. 

Please state what level you wish to work at eg: polework, 65--70cm, 80-90cm or higher. Groups will be made up of 4-5 horses in 1 ¼ hour sessions either over the cross country fences or in the arena. Why not get a few friends along and make up a group of ROR horses?

If you want to apply for one of these clinics you must fill out a BOOKING FORM and return to ROR North East Co-ordinator Vicky Smart stating your horse’s name and ROR number and the height/level you wish to work at.

There are lots of other activities and training taking place at Helen Bell Equestrian in 2015 and ROR registered horses are invited to take part and may be entitled to a discount on the rates advertised. Contact Vicky Smart for more information.

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February through to June - RoR Clinics with Charlotte Wilson at Snainton EC - 16/01/2015

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British Riding School instructor and former RoR Champion, Charlotte Wilson, is running clinics for RoRs from February through to June at Snainton EC, Station Rd, Snainton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO13 9AP. Charlotte's clinics always are popular as she brings a weatlh of expertise and experience for all levels; as she is also a UKCC Level 3 coach for British Dressage and British Horse Society Generic, as well as a list 4 judge.

Charlotte's clinics willl cover flatwork and run on the Thursday of each month; 26th February, 19th March, 30th April, 21st May and 18th June with more clinics in planning for the rest of the year (dates tba).

RoR is offering a subsidised rate of just £25 for an individual or £20 each rider with two horses sharing a lesson with Charlotte. It is essential that you book in advance, please download the BOOKING FORM and return by post with a cheque to Vicky Smart (address above) to confirm any booking.

 

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Red Dressage Results for RoRs - 14/01/2015

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Here are the results for the most recent Red Horse Dressage competitions.  Congratulations and well done to everyone taking part. Results to date as follows:

28th November 2014
Miss Biddy – Claire Stryzyk  59.38% came 6th in class

30th November 2014
Intro B – Yogic Flyer – Louise White – Won the class on a score of 71.74%
Prelim 13 – Saucy Pickle – Nikki Welsh with 67.71% came 7th in class
Other RoR members Sally Bruce – Rosie Gilbert – 52.92%, Just Dashing – Teresa Troth  – 57.29% and Mr Pleau – Sarah Hewitt  60.63%

13th December 2014
Prelim 12 – Perpetually – Alana McCartney  – 2nd in class with 68.20%

28th December 2014
Prelim 18      Napolito – Eliza Wigdahl  66.25% came 4th in class and Miss Biddy – Claire Stryzyk  came 6th in class. 

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Monday 2nd February Dressage Clinic with Matthew Cox, Cambridgeshire - 14/01/2015

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Dressage Clinic with Matthew Cox at Houghton Hall Equestrian & Alpaca Centre, New Manor Farm, Sawtry Way, Houghton, Cambs PE28 2DY on Monday 2nd February 2015 from 5pm. Cost: £30 per horse/rider (shared lesson). To book now download this BOOKING FORM and return with your payment.

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17th January 2015 Francis Whittington Show Jumping Clinic - 14/01/2015

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The next Francis' Show Jumping Clinics at Heathfield Stables, Spout Hill, Crowborough, E Sussex TN6 3QX is 17th January 2015.  Lessons will be in groups of 4 and will be indoors.

Cost per rider is £20 when quoting your RoR number (if you have an unraced or foreign raced horse that you have registered for RoR but do not have an RoR number please contact the RoR Office for a number before you book). Book direct to http://www.whittingtoneventing.co.uk/venue.htm quoting your RoR number.

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17th February Francis Whittington XC Clinc, Surrey - 13/01/2015

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Cross Country clinic with Francis Whittington at Littelton Manor Equestrian Centre, Littleton Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB.  Riders pay £30 to book please direct visit http://www.whittingtoneventing.co.uk/venue.htm, quoting your RoR number (if you have an unraced or foreign raced horse that you have registered for RoR but do not have an RoR number for please contact RoR for a number before you book in)

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8th February Dressage Clinic with Louise Robson, Shipley - 12/01/2015

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RoR Dressage Clinic with Louise Robson at The Dragon Stud, Shipley RH13 8GJ.  These will be 45 minute individual lessons and will cost £25 per rider.  To book your place on this clinic please email pboyle@ror.org.uk.

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15th February Dressage to Music with Amanda Birch - 12/01/2015

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Amanda Birch on 15th February at High Bank Farm, Petersfield Lane, Clanfield, PO8 0QD. £20 per rider/horse for a 45 minute lesson.  Come and have some fun with your RoR with dressage to music. You can use this clinic in two different ways:-

1) To prepare your freestyle to music test and get it ready so that you can compete in freestyle to music competitions over the summer ready for the RoR South East Championship Show's Dressage to Music Championship class on the 12th Sept 2015.
2) Find out what music your horse likes to work to, this can aid rhythm and over all enjoyment of your schooling sessions.


To book you slot please email pboyle@ror.org.uk

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Thursday 12th March Meet the Experts at NEH, Newmarket - 11/01/2015

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Two experienced and knowledgeable veterinary experts, Jennie Henderson and Mark Tunstill will be giving talks on Thursday evening 12th March at NEH (Newmarket Equine Hospital), Cambridge Road, Newmarket. Starting from 6.45pm for 7pm. Jennie will talk on Colic (including Atypical Myopathy and Grass Sickness) and then Euthanasia will be discussed with Mark Tunstill.

The evening is FREE admission with donations on the night to RoR.  Tea/Coffee will be served. Limited seats are available, so places must be booked in advance by e-mail to colleensalmon@btinternet.com. An e-mail acknowledgment will be sent by return as confirmation of your seat.

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Friday 20th March Show Jumping Clinic with Mia Palles-Clark, Essex - 11/01/2015

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Show Jumping Clinic with Mia Palles-Clark (nee Korenika) at Wix Equestrian Centre, Clay Hall, Clacton Road,Wix, Nr. Manningtree, Essex CO11 2RU on Friday 20th March 2015 from 2pm. Cost: £25 per horse/rider (3 in a group) grouped according to ability. To book now please download this BOOKING FORM and return with your payment.

 

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21st February Francis Whittington Show Jumping Clinic, East Sussex - 11/01/2015

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Francis' Show Jumping Clinic is at Heathfield Stables, Spout Hill, Crowborough, E Sussex TN6 3QX is 17th January 2015.  Cost per rider is £20 when quoting your RoR number (if you have an unraced or foreign raced horse that you have registered for RoR but do not have an RoR number please contact the RoR Office for a number before you book). Book direct to http://www.whittingtoneventing.co.uk/venue.htm quoting your RoR number.

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28th February Francis Whittington XC Clinic at Munstead, Surrey - 10/01/2015

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Cross Country clinic with Francis Whittington at Heath Farm, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1UN.  Riders pay £30 including coarse hire.  Groups of 5 to book direct visit http://www.whittingtoneventing.co.uk/venue.htm, quoting your RoR number (if you have an unraced or foreign raced horse that you have registered for RoR but do not have an RoR number for please contact RoR for a number before you book in).

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2014 RoR Riding Challenge Winners at Bookham RC - 09/01/2015

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Here is a full list of the winners of the Riding Club Challenge Rosettes during 2014 at Bookham Riding Club. It is always hotly contested at Bookham Events! Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all RoR's for supporting this.

Dressage – 25.01.14 - Sarah Bryett - Dillyopkins
Dressage – 09.03.14 – Jackie Stevens – Chartplan
Dressage – 05.04.14 – Clair Hood – Miss Bounty
Show Jumping - 20.04.14 - Rebecca Wilman – Soviet Suspect
Combined Jumping - 10.05.14 - Sarah Moorhouse – Wesleys Lad
Dressage – 18.05.14 – Lucy Bensley – Cape Cobra
Summer Show – 08.06.14 – Emma Tillett – Red Tarn
Show Jumping  - 29.06.14 – Anita Ferris – Limbunya
Show Jumping – 26.07.14 – Rachel Dorrell – DaintyDavey
Dressage – 02.08.14 – Lucy Bensley – Cape Cobra
Dressage – 24.08.14 – Frankie Lampl – Twelve Apostles
Combined Jumping – 14.09.14 – Murphy Cook – SuperTuscan
Dressage & SJ – 21.09.14 – Anita Ferris – Limbunya
Dressage – 02.11.14 – Frankie Lampl – Twelve Apostles

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RoR East 'All In' Points Challenge - 09/01/2015

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Open to all RoR registered horses (raced or unraced). This RoR East 'All In' Points Challenge is totally separate from the official RoR Points League for Show Jumping, Dressage and Combined Training.

The RoR 'All In' Points Challenge has been set up at the request of a number of riders with horses in the East Region who asked for more disciplines to be included and for them to compete anywhere in the country with their horses (affiliated or non-affiliated). 

This Challenge will run from 7th January 2015 until 1st December 2015 with a monthly update of results will be published on RoR East Region FB page. The Challenge includes a total of seven disciplines ;-  In-Hand Showing, Ridden Showing, Dressage, Show Jumping, XC/Hunter Trials, One Day Events and Hunting. 

There will be 7 RoR Points Challenge Champions at end of the year in these chosen disciplines (and perhaps an ultimate Champion of Champions!)

You will need to take the Entry Form/Result Sheet to each show you go to and get the Show Secretary’s signature at the end of your day.

Points will be awarded as follows : - 
6 points for a win, 5 points for 2nd place, 4 points for 3rd place, 3 points for 4th place, 2 points for 3rd place and 1 point for 6th place.  Half a point will be awarded for any class you competed in but didn’t get placed. For Hunting Discipline –1 point for every Hunt you attend. Plus, earn 1 point for any RoR event you attend – talks, lessons, etc.

So all you need to do now is print out the Entry Form/Result Sheet and start taking it to the shows you attend and return as per the instructions. 

Rosettes to winners will be awarded at RoR East's Annual Social Get-Together in December 2015.

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NEW - 5th to 7th May 2015 RoR Residential Training Camp at David Broome EC, Gwent - 09/01/2015

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This inaugural two-day RoR South West and Wales and Severn Residential Training Camp from 5th to 7th May 2015 provides you and your horse with a chance to learn and improve with expert instruction, whilst enjoying a sociable weekend at one of the UK's premier equestrian centres, The David Broome Event Centre, Mt Ballan Manor, Portskewett, Gwent NP26 5XP.

The total cost of the Residental Camp per person is £225 and includes : -
Two nights accommodation with 6 meals including dinner on 5th May, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on 6th May, breakfast and lunch on the day of departure
Stabling for the duration for your horse
Instruction morning and afternoon (x4 sessions in total): Choice of Dressage, Dressage to Music, Cross Country, Show Jumping, Working Hunter (Challenge), Showing and Side Saddle and from some of the UK's top professionals

The provisional itinerary for the camp is:-
5th May - Arrive from 2pm - Evening Dinner
6th May - Breakfast - lesson 1 - Lunch - lesson 2 - Evening Entertainment and Dinner
7th May - Breakfast - Lesson 3 - Lunch - Lesson 4 - Camp ends


Please complete this BOOKING FORM and return with an initial £40 deposit as confirmation.  On receipt of a cleared deposit payment, a booking pack will be sent to you with details of instruction, sessions and levels for you to tailor to suit your retraining. The remaining balance of £195 is either payable in full no later than 4th April 2015 or if you prefer, payment can be made in 3 monthly instalments of £65 on 7th Feb, 7th March and 4th April 2015.

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28th February & 1st March Tintin Flatwork and Jumping Clinic, Rudgwick - 09/01/2015

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Join Tintin at Gravel Pitts, Tismons Common, Rudgwick, RH12 3DT for individual Jumping or flatwork lessons with an event rider who has competed ex racehorses at World Games and Olympic level. Cost is £25.00 per rider for a lessons on either dates. To book contact pboyle@ror.org.uk.

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18th Jan & 15th Feb 2015 - RoR Challenge/Working Hunter Clinics with Jo Callwood at Crow Wood EC - 08/01/2015

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Two further dates for the ever popular clinics with experienced instructor and now an RoR panel judge, Jo Callwood at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT for her RoR Challenge/Working Hunter unique training sessions. Places are on a first come first served basis and must be booked and paid for in advance. The cost is £25 per RoR horse. To secure your place, please complete the BOOKING FORM specifying the date of the clinic you wish to attend on the form and then return to Anne Walker (nee Parkinson) with full payment.

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NEW - 2015 Events for Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham - 08/01/2015

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RoR Regional Co-ordinator, Jackie Storey has been busy organising a range of events for 2015.  For more detailed information and to book a place, please do contact Jackie by e: bstoreyracing@aol.com.

Saturday 24th January - Showing Clinic with  Kirstine Douglas at Waverton, Grand View, Barugh Lane, Waverton, Wigton CA7 0AW. £25 per horse/rider.

Sunday 25th January  - Morning Jumping clinic with Charlotte Ridley at Parkend EC, Hexham, Northumberland. £25 per horse/rider.

Saturday 31st January - Arena Cross Country Training with John Hill. This clinic is run by John Hill and he has kindly agreed to include RoR riders at a cost £30 per horse rider.  Please book direct with John Hill via Facebook.

Sunday 1st February -  RoR Flatwork Clinic with Margo Tiffany at Benridge EC, Benridge Hagg, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3SB. Cost £30 per horse/rider.

Wednesday 4th February - Social Evening from 7pm at The Andalucian, Carlisle with a talk on ringcraft with Kirstin Douglas - cost £5 includes light bite and drink. To book please contact Jackie asap.

Sunday 22nd February  - RoR Cross Country Clinic with Jamie Atkinson at Waterford Farm near Durham. Cost £25 per horse/rider.

Saturday 25th May  - RoR Qualifers - Highland Show & RoR Challenge Windsor

June (date tbc)  - Cumberland County Show - RoR Qualifiers and TARRA ridden, jumping and in hand

21st to 22nd September - Residentail Clinic with Charlotte Ridley & John Hill at Parkend EC, Hexham, Northumberland. Accommodation & stabling provided. More details to follow.
 

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15th March -Team Dressage at Pachesham - 08/01/2015

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Dressage team competition for ex-racehorses. You can either field your own team of 3 horses or email Pippa at pboyle@ror.org.uk to ask to be placed into a team. These competitions are great fun and are very well received. Entries will be able to be made via Pacheshams website http://www.pachesham.com/dressage-cc50.htm nearer the time and the entries will close on the Monday 9th March so that times can be ready for the 12th March.

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NEW - 2015 Events for Cumbria, Northumberland and County Durham - 08/01/2015

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RoR Regional Co-ordinator, Jackie Storey has been busy organising a range of events for 2015.  For more detailed information and to book a place, please do contact Jackie by e: bstoreyracing@aol.com.

Saturday 24th January - Showing Clinic with  Kirstine Douglas at Waverton, Grand View, Barugh Lane, Waverton, Wigton CA7 0AW. £25 per horse/rider.

Sunday 25th January  - Morning Jumping clinic with Charlotte Ridley at Parkend EC, Hexham, Northumberland. £25 per horse/rider.

Saturday 31st January - Arena Cross Country Training with John Hill. This clinic is run by John Hill and he has kindly agreed to include RoR riders at a cost £30 per horse rider.  Please book direct with John Hill via Facebook.

Sunday 1st February -  RoR Flatwork Clinic with Margo Tiffany at Benridge EC, Benridge Hagg, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3SB. Cost £30 per horse/rider.

Wednesday 4th February - Social Evening from 7pm at The Andalucian, Carlisle with a talk on ringcraft with Kirstin Douglas - cost £5 includes light bite and drink. To book please contact Jackie asap.

Sunday 22nd February  - RoR Cross Country Clinic with Jamie Atkinson at Waterford Farm near Durham. Cost £25 per horse/rider.

Saturday 25th May  - Northumberland County Show  - RoR Qualifiers ridden and inhand

June (date tbc)  - Cumberland County Show - RoR Qualifiers and TARRA ridden, jumping and in hand

21st to 22nd September - Residentail Clinic with Charlotte Ridley & John Hill at Parkend EC, Hexham, Northumberland. Accommodation & stabling provided. More details to follow.

 

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Individual lessons with Louise Robson a great success - 08/01/2015

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The RoR Dressage Clinic with Louise Robson (Thoroughbred Dressage) on 30th December 2014 at Blewbury Centre, Oxon (by kind permission of Jane Dexter) included seven RoR horses, each having a private lesson with Louise. Thanks from everyone and also to Gaelann East for sending in this overview of the day for us to report, which we hope shows the range of horses and riders enjoying these RoR Events. Click here to read the report.

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Bookham Riding Club brings in Bounty for RoR's! - 08/01/2015

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The winner of the highest point scoring Bookham Riding Club Member with an ex racehorses was Clair Hood and Miss Bounty. Congratulations to Clair, pictured here with a massive prize haul from the Bookham Riding Club yearly awards!  The full results:

Dressage
25.01.14 - Sarah Bryett - Dillyopkins
09.03.14 – Jackie Stevens – Chartplan
05.04.14 – Clair Hood – Miss Bounty
18.05.14 – Lucy Bensley – Cape Cobra
02.08.14 – Lucy Bensley – Cape Cobra
24.08.14 – Frankie Lampl – Twelve Apostles
02.11.14 – Frankie Lampl – Twelve Apostles
21.12 14 - Clair Hood - Miss Bounty
Show Jumping
20.04.14 - Rebecca Wilman – Soviet Suspect
29.06.14 – Anita Ferris – Limbunya
26.07.14 – Rachel Dorrell – DaintyDavey
Combined Jumping
10.05.14 - Sarah Moorhouse – Wesleys Lad
14.09.14 – Murphy Cook – Super Tuscan
Summer Show
08.06.14 – Emma Tillett – Red Tarn
Dressage & SJ
21.09.14 – Anita Ferris – Limbunya

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New for 2015 RoR Regional Leagues across the country! - 29/12/2014

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NEW for 2015 RoR Regional Leagues in Dressage, Show Jumping and Combined Training - Register your RoR now to take part! A total of 11 RoR Regional leagues will start in 2015 from 1st January until 31st December at participating venues across the country.

The aim of this new national initiative is to encourage more riders at every level to take part in local competitions with their former racehorses with the chance to earn points in Dressage, Show Jumping and Combined Training at both affiliated and unaffiliated competitions as well as giving the top ten in each RoR region/discipline the opportunity to qualify for the RoR National Championship Show in 2016!

It’s FREE to join the League! To take part you must register for the league by completing and returning the RoR Regional League Registration Form - click here to download the registration form.  Once registered you will then be sent back the RoR Regional League Performance Sheets, together with Information for Competitors.  Note: Your region will be allocated as per your registered RoR address.

The final results for the RoR Regional Leagues will be announced early in 2016 but interim tables will be published every 3 months.   For enquiries regarding the RoR League please e-mail regionalleague@ror.org.uk or any enquiries regarding registering your ex-racehorse with RoR, then please email msmith@ror.org.uk

For a full list of participating venues please click here.

For an overview of the competition information please click here.

Good luck and we hope that many of you will take part!

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Champions and more for East Region in 2014 - 23/12/2014

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"Well, it’s been a good year particularily for the show horses based in RoR East region, who took some top honours in 2014. Let’s hope 2015 will be as good and that we can also get some Champions for the other disciplines too!" says RoR Regional Co-ordinator Colleen Salmon.

"Our year gave us the opportunity for riders/owners in our region to come along to a variety of educational and training events.  We held a feed and nutrition talk with Baileys Horse Feed company which everyone found very interesting.  This was followed by one of Newmarket Equine Hospital vets giving us a talk on what to look out for when buying an ex-racer and how to manage it.

"We then did a small tour of Newmarket where we started off watching the various horses on the gallops – then went for a tour of Luca Cumani’s yard – followed by a tour of the National Stud and ending with a tour of the National Horseracing Museum which proved hilarious with some attendees having a go on the racing simulator.
 
RoR East also put on education events icluding a number of sessions for Show Jumping with coach Mia Palles-Clark, two days of dressage lessons (different locations) with coach Matthew Cox.  Colleen says that she was delighted with the response to the show jumping and dressage lessons – all spaces were filled within a couple of hours of advertising them.  They also put on a number of sessions with top showman Allister Hood with attendees doing both in-hand and ridden showing; and had a whole day of XC lessons with Phoebe Buckley at Isleham Cross Country course, a real privilege as that course is never hired out to anyone.
 
"We also included RoR showing classes at the Annual Newmarket Charity Horse Show held at the Animal Health Trust,  plus RoR classes at the 3 day Fenland Country Fair.

"For the second year running we held the Inter-County Competition at World Horse Welfare in Norfolk, where this year Suffolk became the Champions and we finished our year off with a social get-together last week where amidst the wine and mince pies, we received a lot of ideas for things for next year.
 
All in all, a good 2014 for RoR horses in our region.  Here’s wishing all of them a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year." 

Thanks to everyone who supported the Colleen and RoR East's events.

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18th January 2015 Showing and Dressage Clinic with Jo Bates, Okehampton - 22/12/2014

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Join one of the UK's top show produces Jo Bates on Sunday 18th January 2015 for this RoR Showing and Dressage Clinic at Cholwell Equestrian Centre, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PT. Suitable for RoR's at all levels, 45 minute private sessions are available between 9.30am to 4pm at £30 per registered RoR horse/rider.

Please ensure you are tacked up and on 15 minutes prior to your allocated time slot. Spaces are now limited - please contact cblackham@ror.org.uk to check on latest availability.

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1st March XC Clinic with Andrew Lovell BHSI, Somerset - 21/12/2014

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Simulated Arena Cross Country Clinic with renowned regional trainer Andrew Lovell BHSI– on Sunday 1st March 2015 at King Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre, Greylake, Bridgewater, Somerset TA7 9BP. One-hour sessions are available from 9.30am through to 4pm for groups with a maximum of 4 riders at a cost of £20 per registered RoR horse/rider.  Book early to avoid disappointment - click here to download the BOOKING FORM.

Andrew Lovell is renowned around the South West region and spends much of his time travelling to equestrian centres and private yards to offer tuition in all disciplines and to all levels but he specialises in confidence building work. In addition, as he has evented to Advanced level, competed in dressage and showjumping and shown to County and National level, he can offer excellent technical advice and expertise.

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14th March 2015 RoR Showing and Flatwork Clinic with Matthew Lawrence, Dorset - 20/12/2014

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Showing and Flatwork Clinic with Mathew Lawrence, leading UK Show Producer at Parley Equestrian Centre, Parley Court Farm, Parley Green Lane, Hurn Christchurch Dorset BH23 6BB on Saturday 14th March 2015

One-hour session for groups of maximum 4 riders at a cost of £25 per registered RoR horse/rider. Book early to avoid disappointment - please complete and return the BOOKING FORM.

Mathew has a wealth of expertise countless winners with both show horses and native ponies that include championships at HOYS, RIHS, Olympia and many other major shows across the country. He offers top quality tuition whether you have a show animal, eventer, race or dressage horse. Mathew is an experienced judge and hosts clinics around the country.

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15th March 2015 XC Clinic with Robin Dumas, Somerset - 19/12/2014

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Cross Country and Simulated Arena Clinic with World Class Performance Coach Robin Dumas at the South West's premier cross country schooling centre Rosamund Green Farm, Forum Lane, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4JG on Sunday 15th March 2015. 

Two-hour sessions are available for groups of a maximum of 4 riders with time slots from 9.30am to 4pm at £45 per registered RoR horse/rider. Suitable for all levels. Book early to avoid disappointment - complete and return the BOOKING FORM.

Robin Dumas is a world class performance coach, an experienced international event rider, a BE accredited trainer, an official listed dressage judge, BHSI (E/T) French instructor and a X.C course designer/builder.

Rosamund Green Farm is an outstanding training facility, which has been designed by Robin and with over 150 fences all of which have proper all weather take offs and landings it has been a training ground to many of the UK's top international riders. The course is primarily a Pre Novice / Novice course, but also has a wide variety of fences for Intermediate / Advanced horses.

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RoR Chief Executive on Kauto Star at Olympia - 18/12/2014

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Following Kauto Star's recent appearance at Olympia on the opening night of the London International Horse Show on 16th December, Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive of RoR said:

"I was fortunate enough to see Kauto Star up close before he went into the arena and he looked fantastic. Watching him warm up alongside the competitors in the Grand Prix he was as good as gold, but after after an impeccable start to his demonstration he did appear to become a little overwhelmed by the occasion.

"Laura Collett had said beforehand that nothing can prepare a horse for the atmosphere they experience once in the arena with 7,000 people packed around all four sides and the accompanying noise and lights and afterwards she said he had had a bout of stage-fright and lost his concentration. He would not have gone to Olympia if it could have been predicted that he would react in the manner he did.

"The crowd were still very appreciative, recognising what Kauto and Laura have achieved in switching from the routine of being a racehorse to that of a second career doing dressage. And it was great to witness the affection the public still feel for the horse.

"Kauto Star remains a great ambassador for the work we do in promoting the versatility of thoroughbreds but an experience such as Tuesday night also highlights the scale of the challenge in retraining a racehorse to compete at the highest level in a different discipline, which makes the achievements of those former racehorses that are excelling in alternative disciplines all the greater.”

Photo courtesy of Fiona Maxwell-Scott - Kauto Star at Barbury earlier this year.  Plus a Christmas message from Kauto Star...

 

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RoR/TSR Showing Clinics/Talent Spotting with Sarah Chapman - 18/12/2014

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The first of the two RoR/TSR Showing Clinics inc. HOYS Master Pathway Talent Spotting with Sarah Chapman will take place on Saturday 28th March 2015 at Cholwell Equestrian Centre, Lewdown, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4PT.  Then on Sunday 29th March at  Bryanston Equestrian Centre, Bryanston School, Blandford, Dorset, DT11 0PX.

90-minute sessions are held in small groups and clinics are open to riders of all levels and all types of horse/pony.  The cost is £25 RoR registered horse/rider and places must be booked in advance. Please contact Sarah Chapman directly at theshowingregister@yahoo.co.uk

Sarah Chapman always makes her coaching sessions fun and friendly, as well as bringing a wealth of experience.  She is a ridden panel judge for BSHA, Sport Horse (GB) & CHAPS, plus BSPS & TSR pony panels and has judged at many shows of all levels including twice at RIHS & HOYS. In 2014 she helped the HOYS Search for a Star cob winner Jane Norris to achieve her dream.

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11th April 2015 Cross Country Clinic with Eric Smiley, Somerset - 18/12/2014

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Cross Country Clinic with Olympic Eventing Coach Eric Smiley at Pontispool Farm, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset TA4 1BH on Saturday 11th April 2015. Two-hour sessions available for groups of maximum 4 riders with time slots from 9.30am to 4pm. £45 per registered RoR horse/rider.

This clinic is suitable for all RoR’s no matter what level you are retraining. Book early to avoid disappointment as there are limited time slots available - return and complete the BOOKING FORM.

Eric trained at the world famous Talland School of Equitation, where he gained his British Horse Society Instructor qualification and in 1995 he then went on to gain the Fellowship of the BHS examination for which only 59 instructors in the world qualify. 

Eric is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher, and as well as teaching across the globe, has run his own eventing centre Fir Tree Farm for over 30 years with his partner Sue. He brings a unique blend of competition experience and education to an audience of all levels.  He is an FEI International Judge who regularly acts as a Ground Jury member. He also coached the 2012 Belgium Olympic Eventing Team.

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12th April 2015 Pole and Show Jumping Clinic with Caroline Booker - 17/12/2014

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RoR Pole and Show Jumping Clinic under the expert eye of Gold Accredited JA Coach, Caroline Booker on Sunday 12th April at Ivybridge Equestrian Centre, Davids Lane, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 0DW.  Offered to RoR registered horses only at a subsidised rate of just £15 per horse/session, Caroline's hour-long sessions are for groups (maximum of 4 riders) at time slots throughout the day from 9.30am to 4pm.

Caroline has a proven track record in achieving results through her coaching, with clients ranging from novice to advanced level.  The sessions can be tailored for all levels at this RoR Clinic and will range from basic pole and grid work for the novice and newcomer, to mixed height courses for the more experienced horse and rider. 

Book early to avoid disappointment - complete and return the BOOKING FORM.

Ivybridge Equestrian is a BHS Approved, state-of-the-art purpose built equestrian livery yard, set in the beautiful Devon countryside, bordering the southern slopes of Dartmoor and the fabulous south Devon beaches. The centre have ample parking, plus wash down box and stabling will also be available on the day at no extra cost.

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ROA brings racing together for RoR - 16/12/2014

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Racecourse Owners Association (ROA) celebrated horseracing's performances of 2014 bringing together the racing world for the ROA / Weatherbys Bank Horseracing Awards on Thursday 4th December in London, where over 500 guests attended and helped to raise over £60,000 on the night for Retraining of Racehorses.  Top show producer and RoR supporter, Katie Jerram kindly donated a day at her yard as a prize for the silent auction and her generous prize raised £1,000 towards the grand total. 

RoR Chief Executive, Di Arbuthnot said: 

"ROA chose RoR as their official charity partner for 2014 and their generous support throughout the year has been greatly appreciated, both raising awareness of the work we do to racing owners and the fantastic amount of money raised at the Awards night for RoR. Thank you to everyone involved and also to Katie Jerram for her generosity."

To see photos from the evening visit the ROA Gallery.

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14th March Showing Clinic with Helen Newbold, Bedfordshire - 09/12/2014

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Join RoR for this showing clinic with former RoR Champion Helen Newbold on the 14th March at Liscombe Equestrian, Soulbury, Bedfordshire LU7 OJL (on the Beds/Bucks border). Cost per session per rider is £20.00 for RoR registered horses.

Helen obviously has several showing titles under her belt including Hoys and RIHS, and can provide invaluable experience and expertise.  All horses and riders to come prepared for the show ring.  Helen will cover, conformation, riding, way of going, turnout etc.  To book please complete the BOOKING FORM and return with your payment asap.

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