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RoR North East Forthcoming Education and Training - 27/02/2015

RoR winner at Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards - 24/02/2015

2015 The Jockey Club RoR Show Series offers 2,500 prize pot! - 23/02/2015

RoR Riding Club Challenge Area 4 Latest Winners - 16/02/2015

18th April RoR Showjumping Clinic with Andrew Hamilton, - 09/02/2015

2015 RoR Riding Club Challenge underway - join in! - 09/02/2015

8th February Dressage Clinic with Louise Robson, Shipley - 05/02/2015

Dressage and Show Jumping lessons with Tanya Bridgeman in Lincolnshire - 05/02/2015

15th February Dressage to Music with Amanda Birch - 04/02/2015

17th February Francis Whittington XC Clinc, Surrey - 03/02/2015

20th February BSJA South East & RoR Training Clinic with Corrine Bracken - 02/02/2015

Saturday 21st February 2015 - 30/01/2015

Weathering Winter by RoR's Ask The Expert Rowena Cook - 29/01/2015

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

RoR Residential Training Camp at Parkend Equestrian Centre 4th to 5th May, Parkend Equestrian Centre, Hexham - 23/01/2015

Education and Retraining for your RoR.. - 22/01/2015

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

8th March 2015 - Tim Downes Dressage Shared/Individual Lessons - 21/01/2015

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

David Gatherer Clinics coming up - 21/01/2015

Red Dressage Results for RoRs - 14/01/2015

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

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

RoR North East Forthcoming Education and Training - 27/02/2015

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Thursday 26th February to June 2015 RoR Clinics with Charlotte Wilson 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. British Riding School instructor and former RoR Champion, Charlotte Wilson, is running flatwork clinics on the following dates: -

  • Thursday 26th February,
  • Thursday 19th March,
  • Thursday 30th April,
  • Thursday 21st May
  • Thursday 18th June

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.

28th March Adele Mason clinic at Thornton House Farm, Sutton Lane, Barmby Moor, North Yorkshire YO42 4DD.

Each clinic will comprise of one hour sessions in groups of four riders. The cost is just £20 each, payable in advance. To book please download this BOOKING FORM.

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RoR winner at Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards - 24/02/2015

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Congratulations to Chantal Wootten, who works at Fittocks Stud in Newmarket, winner of the inaugural Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Special Recognition award at Monday night's Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.

A new addition to the annual Awards ceremony, the RoR Special Recognition award recognises the contribution made by members of Stud and Stable Staff towards the re-training of racehorses.

The Special Recognition award was presented to Chantal by jockey Ryan Moore for her work with former racehorse Purple Moon.  To view the film about Chantal and Purple Moon  - click here

Now twelve years old, Purple Moon enjoyed his greatest racecourse successes in the care of Newmarket trainer Luca Cumani, who prepared the horse to win the famous Ebor handicap at York and to be runner-up in the 2007 Melbourne Cup.

Chantal took Purple Moon under her wing upon his retirement to the Cumani's stud, Fittocks Stud, in 2011. Since then, and through Chantal’s hard work and dedication, Purple Moon has enjoyed as much success in his second career of Showing. The duo's highlight was winning their class at the national RoR finals at Hickstead in 2014. The pair have also twice qualified for the Horse of the Year Show and landed a high profile win at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in 2013.

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2015 The Jockey Club RoR Show Series offers 2,500 prize pot! - 23/02/2015

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The Jockey Club RoR Novice Thoroughbred Ridden Show Series will run for the second year in 2015, and this year's Series Champion will now also be eligible to compete for the RoR Supreme Champion Elite prize of £2,500 at the Aintree in August.

Last year’s Series was won by Hero Worship, ridden by Kent based Abi Drury who said:

“Hero Worship loved the atmosphere in the indoor arena at Aintree, it was a great confidence building experience for both of us and that feeling of winning and competing at the Aintree Show ring last year was amazing.”

Open to Thoroughbred mares or geldings, who are at least four-years-old and who have all previously raced in Britain, more than 20 qualifying classes have been confirmed to date starting 21st March 2015. The qualifiers, which begin in March, lead up to the Novice Championship Final at Aintree Racecourse for the RoR National Championships in 29-30 August. To qualify for the championship competitors will need to be placed within the first three at one of the qualifying classes taking place at locations throughout the country.

For the qualifiers, The Jockey Club’s sponsorship will provide rosettes and £150 of prize vouchers per show awarded in addition to the standard prize money on offer. The Championship’s overall Champion and Reserve will win money and prizes in kind, as well as then be eligible to compete for the RoR Supreme Championship Elite prize of £2,500.
 

Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive, The Jockey Club, said:

“At The Jockey Club, the welfare of Thoroughbred racehorses after they retire from horseracing is a consideration we take seriously in line with our mission to act for the good of the sport.

“As the success of last year’s Series proved, many retired racehorses go on to have fulfilling second careers and I was delighted by the positive response we received on our partnership with British racings dedicated charity, RoR. I’m grateful for everyone who participated in our novice show and I hope we will see further examples that racehorses can have successful careers once they retire from the spotlight during this year’s show.”

To find out more about this year's show series and qualifiers click here

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RoR Riding Club Challenge Area 4 Latest Winners - 16/02/2015

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We are delighted to announce the latest winners of RoR Riding Club Challenge Rosettes as the highest placed RoR horses taking part in the Area 4 Riding Club competitions at Bishop Burton College on 31st January and 1st February. 

Ebor Vale Riding Club member Zoe Godley with former racehorses Marjus Reward (pictured) won a RoR rosette for their third placing in the Senior Novice Team Winter Showjumping Qualifier and to York and District Riding Club member,  Katherine Starkey riding Viscount Monty for their Second Placing in the Senior Intermediate Team Winter Showjumping Qualifier.
 
Third placed in the Novice Competition, Zoe Godley got her former racehorse Marjus Reward (by Marju out of Pasithea by Celtic Swing) just three and a half years from Lynne Ward at Hollins Stables, Northallerton. Zoe has put a great deal of focus on retraining Marjus Reward, known as Shannon at home but she says the are now enjoying getting out and about more, mainly do jumping at riding club level and have also had a few dressage outings.

Second Placed in the weekends Intermediate Competition, Katherine Starkey’s horse Viscount Monty is a 9 yr old ex racehorse. She says “I bought him straight from the track and retrained him with the aim I wanted to do Riding club and BE. Monty ran on the flat as a 2 and 3 yr old. He is well bred, his Sire is Sugarfoot and his dam desert loch whose sire was the great desert king and like his Father, Monty was trained by Nigel Tinkler.  Bred by Freddy Drabble who lives in Scarborough,  I have owned Monty for 6 years and he was a pleasure to retrain from the start, always eager to please and he particularly enjoyed jumping whether it is poles or XC fences he always gives it his best.”

However, the past two years have been tough for Katherine and her former racehorse as he has been in an intense rehab programme following a diagnosis of kissing spines and subsequent operation to remove four dorsal processes.

“He is a tough little horse, a fighter, and has come back better than I could have hoped for. I have high hopes for this season and I feel very proud to be representing the York and District Riding Club at team level with this special horse. To be part of the YDRC team coming 2nd at Bishop Burton Area 4 Qualifier is amazing and I am so proud he is highest placed ROR in the class.”

Running for the second year and gathering momentum the 2015 RoR Riding Club Challenge awards RoR rosettes to the highest points scoring ex racehorse in a range of competitions across the country. Here is the current list of Participating Riding Clubs - please contact the club's direct to find out more information and competition schedules.

If your Riding Club is interested in getting involved in this year's RoR Riding Club Challenge please contact Pippa Boyle by e-mail: pboyle@ror.org.uk.

To be eligible to win the RoR Challenge rosette, your horse must be RoR registered and your RoR number must be marked clearly on the respective club's competition entry form. To register your horse with RoR click here.
 
Picture is courtesy of Chris Lax Photography www.chrislax.co.uk

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18th April RoR Showjumping Clinic with Andrew Hamilton, - 09/02/2015

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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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2015 RoR Riding Club Challenge underway - join in! - 09/02/2015

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Running for the second year and gathering momentum the 2015 RoR Riding Club Challenge awards RoR rosettes to the highest points scoring ex racehorse in a range of competitions across the country. Here is the current list of Participating Riding Clubs - please contact the club's direct to find out more information and competition schedules.

If your Riding Club is interested in getting involved in this year's RoR Riding Club Challenge please contact Pippa Boyle by e-mail: pboyle@ror.org.uk.

To be eligible to win the RoR Challenge rosette, your horse must be RoR registered and your RoR number must be marked clearly on the respective club's competition entry form. To register your horse with RoR click here.

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8th February Dressage Clinic with Louise Robson, Shipley - 05/02/2015

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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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Dressage and Show Jumping lessons with Tanya Bridgeman in Lincolnshire - 05/02/2015

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Book a one-to-one dressage or show jumping lesson with top producer and BD trainer Tanya Bridgeman.  Tanya is a highly regarded producer of top young horses and has a particular focus on age classes, working with confidence boosting for competition riders and also riders of all levels. Tanya is also a coach across the disciplines, BD trainer, BHSII(Reg) and BD Judge and is on the program for the European 2* team selection. 

Individual lessons at Wickenby, Lincolnshire LN3 5AN on the following dates in 2015:- 
 

  • Saturday 28th February - Cancelled
  • Saturday 21st March
  • Saturday 25th April
  • Saturday 17th May
  • Saturday 28th June

Cost £25 for RoR registered horses. To book your lesson now please download and complete the Booking Form (please specifiy the date you wish to attend on the form).  For more information then please contact cstringer@ror.org.uk

 

 

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15th February Dressage to Music with Amanda Birch - 04/02/2015

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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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17th February Francis Whittington XC Clinc, Surrey - 03/02/2015

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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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20th February BSJA South East & RoR Training Clinic with Corrine Bracken - 02/02/2015

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RoR South East/British Show Jumping South East Training Clinic with International coach Corrine Bracken on the 20th February at Parwood Equestrian Centre, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU3 2JE. Sessions for one hour in groups of 4 riders at 80cms. Cost £20 per RoR rider (note you don't have to be a member of BSJ to take part but please include RoR number). For more information and to book E: Paul.Anderson@britishshowjumping.co.uk

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Saturday 21st February 2015 - 30/01/2015

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International Rider Nicky Patrick is holding a Dressage/flatwork Clinic at The College EC, Keysoe, Bedfordshire, MK44 2JP on Saturday 21st February 2015

Cost per session: £30 for RoR horses, Non RoR horses welcome at the cost of £40 per session payable in advance – see below

To book now please complete and return this BOOKING FORM together with payment in full to the address shown on this form.

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Weathering Winter by RoR's Ask The Expert Rowena Cook - 29/01/2015

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One minute it is cool and wet, then we are frozen out, then its so warm its better than the average British Spring!  Such drastic changes in the weather does cause difficulties for owners, particularly for those with horses living out 24/7 or out by day and in at night.

The primary reason is the rugging dilemma such drastic changes present as, just as it important that a horse is kept warm, equally so, he does not want to be overheated either. With these sorts of conditions it is all too easy for a horse to catch a chill (because, however mild it is, it is not like summer weather where the atmosphere is generally drier).

For horses that are not rugged all an owner can do is keep a check on their charges for any signs that indicate a chill - runny nose, coughing, shivering, not eating - and then act accordingly.  For the unclipped horse that does come in at night, even though it may not feel particularly warm to you, your horse may feel differently so check for signs of sweating or a clammy feel to the skin. Make sure the stable is well-ventilated.  Much as you may be tempted to pop on a cooler, be mindful that once removed, the body temperature will drop quite quickly and this could have a negative rather than a positive effect.  If you do decide to use a cooler, be sure to remove it for at least half an hour before turning out to give the body chance to adjust.
Regarding the rugged up horse, it is very important to check properly under the rugs to feel what is happening; a quick pull of the ears or feel down the neck is not good enough.  The shoulders and flanks are usually the first sites to sweat so any detection of clamminess or even very warm skin should be acted upon.  Under rugs should be removed and, depending upon how warm the horse actually is, a lighter top rug used.  The situation can be helped by using a cooler type rug next to the skin as this will guard against the horse feeling suddenly too cool if the temperature drops during some heavy rain, etc.

Obviously life is much simpler for the stabled horse as it is easier to check on body condition and adjust rugs and ventilation to suit. Even if your horse has not actually sweated, if his body temperature has raised significantly he may well be displayed some adverse behaviour or that which is not normally his style in his efforts to bring attention to the fact that he is too warm and so is probably feeling itchy too.  Look out for the stabled horse moving around much more than he normally does, perhaps kicking out and bucking, being a bit niggley and maybe even trying to take a nip at you; has he drunk more water than is usually the case or perhaps not eaten up - such signs, although obviously possibly meaning other things, in the first instance could well be due to your horse just being too hot in relation to his wardrobe.

Although the days are lengthening a bit now, many horse owners are still attending to their horses each morning and evening by artificial light of varying effectiveness, especially during the week when they are at work and so on.  However good your lighting system is though, no light is as good as natural light.  This means that at the times you do see your horse in proper daylight it is important to check him over thoroughly for any little cuts, lumps and bumps that you may have easily missed previously.  This is equally applicable to the stabled horse as the turned out horse as things can easily go undetected under rugs – check that no areas are becoming sore from chaffing; there are various products on the market to protect the delicate shoulders and withers, but the spine and hips can also suffer, especially on thin skinned horses.  The problem is not necessarily caused by rugs that do not fit properly but the pressure exerted by the sheer weight of some of them.  Make sure that all fastenings are secure - the last thing you want is for your horse to spend a day in the wet and cold with his rug hanging off.

So make it a policy to give your horse a very close inspection every 3-4 days from hoof to ears (if you cannot check daily) to pick up on anything unusual such as a swelling, check for scabs especially on the legs as these can easily be hidden by winter feather, check the mouth and teeth, underneath the elbow and up between the hind legs are also areas where little cuts and scratches can go undetected.

For the winter woollies it is important to bury your fingers into the thick coat over the entirety of the body and legs to ensure a thorough check; this also provides a good opportunity to check for any weight loss - a thick winter coat can hide a rather lean torso. 

Make sure also that all is well with shoes and that the feet are generally in a healthy condition.  The stabled horse is just as prone to such diseases as thrush as the turned out horse and in many cases more so because at least the horse at grass is moving around more and so stimulating the frog.  Mud fever is the most common winter ailment; the quicker it is detected and treated the better as it is a very comfortable condition for a horse to ensure.

Horses have no less requirement for water in colder weather – it is that warm weather increases the requirement.  Some horses do not like drinking icy water. Whilst it is easy to protect water buckets in the stable from freezing obviously this cannot be so easily achieved outside so you will have to offer it warmed as least morning and night if your horse is living out. Remove chunks of ice from water troughs as these can put horses off from attempting to drink – and the spikey edges can cut delicate noses

Whilst your may have gone into the winter carrying a nice bit of condition, often as we head into February/March, horses can drop weight for seemingly no apparent reason.   There is an array of conditioning feeds on the market but linseed is one of the most beneficial additions to the diet and it also has numerous other health benefits too such as being good for the ulcer prone or arthritic horse. Horses should be offered plenty of quality fibre not only to keep the digestive tract in good health but also because fibre-digestion produces warmth so acts as your horse’s central heating system.

Remember that cold muscles are tight muscles so allow extra time for your warm-up; this will also help guard against such conditions as azoturia. Similarly let your horse cool down so that the muscles are less likely to cramp.   Do use an exercise rug to help keep the back warm – this may also prevent a few bucks as some horses can stick a few in on a cold day!

If your horse is in more during the winter you may find that his legs fill; this is only a circulatory issue and bandaging can help as can use of therapy boots, magnetic wraps and similar.

Some livery yards restrict grazing over the winter to limit poaching; if you are concerned about getting on a horse that has not been able to let off some of his natural exuberance in the field, then give him a 5-10 minute lunge before getting on. This of course is helpful for warming up too.  

The last few weeks of winter do seem to drag on and the lull between winter ending and Spring announcing its arrival can actually be harder to cope with as grass cover is generally at its leanest so horses get bored in the field; colder drier conditions tend to be overtaken by wetter weather but temperatures are still down (grass stops growing at under 5 degrees). This is a time when horses can also go off in their coats and skin get a bit dry.  The addition of oil to the diet is the best remedy for this.

If you have any concerns about your horse’s health do consult with your veterinary surgeon but for general questions or queries about winter care and feeding, please contact Ask The Experts - Rowena and Fred Cook - on asktheexperts@ror.org.uk or call 01780-740773.

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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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RoR Residential Training Camp at Parkend Equestrian Centre 4th to 5th May, Parkend Equestrian Centre, Hexham - 23/01/2015

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Two day RoR Training Camp with Charlotte Ridley and David Gatherer for RoR registered horses held at Park End Equestrian Centre in Hexham. The total cost for the 2 days is £160.00 and includes: -

  • 4 lessons over the 2 days covering all 3 disciplines,
  • 1 nights stabling with bedding included for Monday 4th May,
  • 1 home cooked three course meal on Monday evening,
  • Accommodation with all amenities (shared accommodation) and full use of the Heated Indoor Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi for the duration.

Note: For those wishing to arrive the day before (3rd May) or stay an extra evening after the 2 days, this can be arranged at an extra cost of £10 for stabling and £10 for evening meal/accommodation. To book complete and download the BOOKING FORM - places are limited, we would strongly recommend if you are interested that you book asap. Please also contact Carol Magee, RoR's Regional Co-ordinator in Scotland by e-mail: carolannmagee@aol.com or 07811 460380 for further information.

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Education and Retraining for your RoR.. - 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.

NEW Thursday 12th February XC Technique with international event rider Michael Owen starting at 10am at Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre Kelsall Hill Equestrian Centre, Organsdale Farm, Middlewich Road, Kelsall, Tarporley, Cheshire CW6 0SR. Cost for a shared 45 minutes lesson for two riders is £30 per rider. 

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.

NEW Sunday 15th March Show Jumping Clinic wth Kim Belton starting at 10am at Tushingham Arena, Wobbs Lane,Tushingham, Nr. Whitchurch, Cheshire. Cost for a shared 45 minutes lesson for two riders is £20 per rider.  To book now complete this BOOKING FORM and return with your payment.

NEW Sunday 15th March Introduction to Showing with Jo Callwood starting at 10am at Alsager Equestrian Centre, Chells Hill, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3RJ. Cost for a shared one hour lesson for two riders is £20 per 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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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.

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.

Friday 20th March - 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.

Friday 24th April - 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.

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8th March 2015 - Tim Downes Dressage Shared/Individual Lessons - 21/01/2015

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Another chance for private training lessons with top coach Tim Downes at Ingestre Stables, Ingestre, Stafford ST18 0RE on Sunday 8th March 2015. Lessons are 40 minutes in duration and available at the discounted rate of £45 either for a individual lesson, or as a shared lesson for two riders at the reduced rate of £25 per rider.  To book download the BOOKING FORM.

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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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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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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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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.  Note: All places must be booked and paid for in advance to confirm bookings.

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

Sunday 1st March RoR Jumping Clinic with Emily Galbraith at Rookin House, Troutbeck, CA11 0SS. Cost £25 per horse/rider.

Sunday 7th March RoR Flatwork clinic with Louise Smales at Leamside EC, Whitehouse Farm, Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne and Wear DH4 6QJ. Cost £25 per horse/rider.

Sunday 15th March RoR Jumping Clinic with Charlotte Ridley at Parkend EC, Simonburn, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 2AA. Cost £25 per horse/rider.

Friday 10th April Jumping Clinic with Blyth Tait at Parkend, Simonburn, Hexham, Northumberland NE48 3AA. Cost £25 per horse rider in groups of 4 for a lesson one hour and 15 minutes in duration.  LIMITED SPACES BOOK EARLY AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

Saturday 11th April Flatwork/Dressage Clinic with Margot Tiffany
at Benridge RC, Benridge Hagg, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 2SB. Cost £25 per horse/rider.

Sunday 12th April RoR Cross Country Clinic with Louse Smales
at Nord Vue EC, Armathwaite, Carlisle, CA4 9TN. Cost £30 per horse/rider.

Saturday 25th April Morning Clinic with Wil Murray/afternoon with Paul Langford
at Stonechesters Equestrian, North Lane, Crook, DL15 OTZ. Cost £25 per horse/rider for a session booked with either instructor.  (Please advise which instructor you wish to have clinic with).

Saturday 25th May
RoR Qualifiers - Highland Show & RoR Challenge Windsor.

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

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

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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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