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Tuesday 2nd September - cross country clinic with Francis Whittington - 25/07/2014

Samantha Osborne showing clinic on 25th July - CANCELLED - 23/07/2014

31st July - Behind the Scenes at the Races evening at Epsom Racecourse - 23/07/2014

Sunday 20th July RoR Challenge/Flatwork Clinic with Alycia Collins - POSTPONED - 17/07/2014

RoR Parade at Musselburgh on 28th September - 16/07/2014

Grey Knight finishes for Wales in British 10K London Run! - 16/07/2014

12th August - Behind the scenes at a racing yard - 16/07/2014

The Horse Comes First at Hamilton Park - 16/07/2014

Stolen Thunder finishes well at British 10K London Run! - 16/07/2014

Success for RoR Zak Warburton and Nannerl at British 10K London Run! - 16/07/2014

Success for RoR British 10K London Runners - 16/07/2014

Glorious RoR Parade at York Races - 15/07/2014

Clare and Kittys Way success at British 10K - 14/07/2014

Congratulations to Chartplan at British 10K! - 14/07/2014

Inishmor wins in a strong class at Barbury - 07/07/2014

Jason Webb Australian Horse Training - change of date to 15th August - 05/07/2014

Results from the RoR/Tattersalls Show Series Championship at Hickstead - 01/07/2014

RoR North West Events in July & August - 27/06/2014

Whatcanyasay wins RoR/Tattersalls Scottish Show Series Championship - 20/06/2014

Saturday 26th July RoR Dressage Clinic with Harry Payne in Northamptonshire - 28/04/2014

5th October Tim Downes Dressage Lessons - 22/04/2014

Tuesday 2nd September - cross country clinic with Francis Whittington - 25/07/2014

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As the cross country clinics with Francis Whittington earlier this year were so well received we are offering RoR members the chance to train with Francis again, this time at Firle Place, Nr Lewes, Sussex BN8 6LP, on 2nd September 2014
 
Firle Place is a lovely venue and this clinic will take place a few days after the BE Firle Place Horse Trials. There is a great range of fences from 90cm's upwards.
 
RoR riders will receive a subsidy so your lesson with Francis will only cost you £30. If you would like to book for this clinic please email pboyle@ror.org.uk

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Samantha Osborne showing clinic on 25th July - CANCELLED - 23/07/2014

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The showing clinic with Samantha Osborne scheduled for Friday 25th July at Vale View Equestrian Centre, Leices, is sadly cancelled due to a strangles outbreak in the area meaning several people have had to cancel their slot. Whilst this is disappointing to have to cancel we thank those concerned for being responsible in helping to keep the outbreaks to a minimum. Hopefully we can reschedule for later in the year.

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31st July - Behind the Scenes at the Races evening at Epsom Racecourse - 23/07/2014

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RoR South East has been very lucky to recently secure a 'Behind the Scenes at the Races' evening at Epsom Racecourse on Thursday 31st July.
 
This tour will cover the racecourse stables where the runners are kept before and after they race, the weighing room and parade ring, watching the horses being saddled for their races and what happens post race. There will be a trainer on hand to answer any questions you may have. There is a band playing after racing so we can all have a bit of a boogie as well!
 
This will be a very exclusive tour and numbers are limited. As racing starts early that day we will meet at the Owners and Trainer kiosk at Epsom Racecourse at 6.30pm and begin the tour at 6.50pm sharp. There will be quite a lot of walking involved and this tour is open to people with RoR registered horses only - sorry but as stated numbers are limited.
 
If you would like to join us please email pboyle@ror.org.uk and please include Epsom Races in the subject bar.

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Sunday 20th July RoR Challenge/Flatwork Clinic with Alycia Collins - POSTPONED - 17/07/2014

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The flat work or jumping clinic with Alycia Collins due to be held on Sunday 20th July at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY, has had to be postponed due to not enough people attending.  However our Regional Co-ordinator for the South West, Clare Blackham, is planning on rescheduling it for the autumn when hopefully less of you are busy with shows and holidays, etc.

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RoR Parade at Musselburgh on 28th September - 16/07/2014

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The RoR are delighted to be at Musselburgh Racecourse on 28th September with a parade of former racehorses before the start of the first race.  This is always a great opportunity to showcase some of the incredible work and great achievements of ex-racehorses going on to new lives, and helps us to promote the work of the RoR to a wider audience. 

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Grey Knight finishes for Wales in British 10K London Run! - 16/07/2014

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Twenty-four year old Laura Grey from nr Cardiff ran in the name of her ex-racehorse, Gray Knight in the RoR's team of six runners at this year's 2014 British 10k London Run on Sunday 13th July.  Laura finished with a time of 55 minutes making her the front runner again in this year's RoR Charity Team for the run.

Last year, Laura ran the race in 53 minutes running as Celtic Boy but this year she was just under two minutes off this time running as her ex-racehorse Gray Knight. Laura said: "I was a little slower this year. These results do actually reflect their prowess on the racecourse, as Celty was a much better racehorse!". 

Laura, who is just finishing her third year at Bristol Vet school, has ridden out for racehorse trainer Tim Vaughan on and off for the past six years. She owns two former racehorses, Celtic Boy, who she ran as in last year's British 10K and Gray Knight, who she has owned since he came out of training in 2007 after his career in racing mainly in point-to-points.

Clare Poole, RoR Regional Co-ordinatro says that she is thrilled for Laura and proud of her achievements once again raising awareness and money for RoR.  Clare said: "Congratulations from everyone Laura, you should be proud of your medals - three great runners!".

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12th August - Behind the scenes at a racing yard - 16/07/2014

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RoR East has organised a unique insight into what goes on Behind the scenes with a FREE trip to the yard of racehorse trainer James Given on the morning of Tuesday 12th August.

The morning starts by meeting at the yard at 10.30am to see first hand the racehorses daily routine. You will have the opportunity to see horses in training, take a tour around James Given's yard, to get an insight into the life of the racehorse and ask questions about their daily life in training.

James has offered to give up some of his time for free and will not charge to run this event, in return he has requested discretionary contributions from those attending on the day, which he has kindly then requested be donated in full to RoR.

To attend this event you must notify Clare Stringer by e-mail at cstringer@ror.org.uk as soon as possible as numbers are limited. Please include the name and contact details for each person (if not just for yourself).

Click here to find out about James Given Racing and for details of the location.

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The Horse Comes First at Hamilton Park - 16/07/2014

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On Thursday 17th July, the British Horseracing Authority is delighted that Hamilton Park Racecourse will showcase the track's support for the high standards of horse welfare in British Racing with the raceday theme of The Horse Comes First.

The Horse Comes First is an industry wide backed initiative aimed at both promoting and increasing awareness of Racing's commitment to horse welfare. There will be a range of activities and demonstrations designed to entertain as well as inform racegoers about the level of care the sport provides for its horses, both during and after their racing careers.

Just before racing gets underway, there will be a demonstration by three locally based former racehorses who are now excelling in different disciplines. The three are led by former Alan Swinbank and John Quinn trained Kalhan Sands, who is now enjoying eventing in the hands of 15-year-old Rebecca Dunn.

Also in the line-up is Joanna Heaton's Sarasola, a seven-year-old who has put a moderate racing career behind him for success in the Show ring and has already qualified for next year's Royal Highland Show. The trio are completed by Bunacurry (pictured), a nine-year-old owned by Claire Halliday, and now a promising showjumper.

To find out more about The Horse Comes First visit http://www.thehorsecomesfirst.com/

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Stolen Thunder finishes well at British 10K London Run! - 16/07/2014

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Well done to Gemma Merrit from Hampshire who was one of the RoR's ex-racehorse runners who took part in the British 10K London run on Sunday 13th July.  Gemma ran in the name of her ex-racehorse, Stolen Thunder and finished the run in 68 minutes.

Our team of ex-racehorses had a brilliant time raising money and generating awareness for RoR - we want to congratulate them all and say a special thank you to Gemma too!

Twenty-one year-old Gemma Merrit reported;  "I managed to run it in 1:08:25, which is not too bad! However, I think the next 10k I do will actually be on my lovely horse Stolen Thunder!"

You can still donate to our team at http://www.justgiving.com/r-o-r

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Success for RoR Zak Warburton and Nannerl at British 10K London Run! - 16/07/2014

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Congratulations to sixteen year-old Zak Warburton from near Durham, who ran in the name of his ex-racehorse, Nannerl in RoR's team of six runners at the 2014 British 10k London Run on Sunday 13th July. The youngest in the RoR team, he crossed the finish line with a brilliant time of 58 mins.

Zak, representing his horse Nannerl, said: "I was hoping to run in under an hour but I had to take a little short walk at their 8km mark as I thought my hamstring was on its way out.. luckily it wasn't.  Much to my surprise I finished in an amazing 58 minutes!" Zak added: "It was certainly an honour to run on behalf of the RoR. It was an amazing experience, one I wish to be able to do again!"

Vicky Smart, RoR Regional Co-ordinator, said; "Brilliant run and thank you to Zak for running for RoR, he has done himself proud and with a great finish!"

Zak has ridden since he was eleven years old and he took ownership of his first ex-racehorse Nannerl in 2013. "She is a kind sweet natured bay roan mare who when I took her on last July had not long been out of racing on the flat.  Although Nannerl had been re-schooled, when she arrived with me she was still a little green. A year on after a lot of hard work and daily commitment she is now settled into her role as a riding horse and is beginning to really grasp the key elements of dressage."

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Success for RoR British 10K London Runners - 16/07/2014

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Well done to RoR's ex-racehorse runners for taking part in the British 10K London run in a hugely competitive field of 25,000 runners! Our team of ex-racehorses had a brilliant time raising money and generating awareness for RoR - we want to congratulate them all!

Laura Grey running this year as her ex-racehorse Grey Knight came in first across the finish line for the RoR Team, completing the 10K course in just 55 minutes. Laura was just 90 seconds off her time last year, when she ran in the name of her other horse Celtic Boy. She said: "I was a little slower this year. Though these results do actually reflect their prowess on the racecourse, as Celty was a much better racehorse!". 

RoR's youngest team member, sixteen year-old Durham based Zak Warburton crossed the finish line with a brilliant time of 58 mins. Zak, representing his horse Nannerl, said; "I was hoping to run in under an hour but I had to take a little short walk at their 8km mark as I thought my hamstring was on its way out.. luckily it wasn't.  Much to my surprise I finished in an amazing 58 minutes." Zak added: "It was certainly an honour to run on behalf of the RoR. It was an amazing experience, one I wish to be able to do again!"

Seventeen year-old first year A-level student Susannah Stevens, who shares her sister Katherine’s ex-racehorse, Chartplan finished closely behind these front runners with a brilliant time of 1 hour 2 minutes.  Surrey based Susannah has so far raised a record-breaking £678 for RoR too.

Twenty one year-old Gemma Merrit who was running as her ex-racehorse Stolen Thunder reported:  "I managed to run it in 1:08:25, which is not too bad! However, I think the next 10k I do will be actually on my lovely horse! "

Clare Stringer, RoR Regional Co-ordinator, running as her ex-racehorse Kittys Way was also thrilled to finish her first ever run in 73 minutes.   She reported: "There were some hard furlongs on that course but I was happy to cross the finish!"

Thank you to everyone who took part and for the fundraising.  You can still donate to our team at http://www.justgiving.com/r-o-r

(Pictured is Laura Grey with her two ex-racers, Grey Knight and Celtic Boy our three runners!)

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Glorious RoR Parade at York Races - 15/07/2014

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It was a glorious day for the RoR's Parade of ex-racehorses at York Racecourse on Saturday 12th July at the John Smith's Cup Meeting. Thanks to everyone who took part, all of the horses were beautifully turned out, behaved really well and provided racegoers at York with a glimpse of the new careers of former racehorses.

Taking part this year were ten former runners including 2012 RoR Showing Champion, Rogers Revenge ridden by Beth Robinson, and 2014 RoR/Tattersalls Scottish Show Series Champion, Whatcanysay ridden by Robyn Gray. 

In addition, it was fitting that a former winner of the prestigious York Ebor Heritage Handicap race, Moyenne Corniche, paraded.  This nine-year-old gelding won the Ebor in 2011 and had amassed nearly £200,000 prize money in his time as a racehorse.  Pictured here ridden by Anne Allatt, the pair are now in training for the RoR Musical Ride at Bishop Burton on 16th August.  (Rogers Revenge is pictured in front of him)

To see more photos from the event visit Retraining of Racehorses' Facebook photo album for this event.  The full list of horses taking part:

Whatcaysay (Showing) – Robyn Gray.
Save the Pound (Eventing) – Kathy Boothman
Masta Plasta (Dressage) – Adele Mulrennan
Attacca (Dressage) – Sylvia Robinson
Liverpool (Showing) – Joanna Mason
Inchloss (Horseball) – David Worthington
Moving Picture (Horseball) – Judith Lucas
Roger's Revenge (Dressage) – Beth Robinson
Moyenne Corniche (Dressage) – Anne Allatt
Shaydreambeliever (Hunting) – Max Johnson 

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Clare and Kittys Way success at British 10K - 14/07/2014

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Well done to RoR's Ex-racehorse runners for taking part in the British 10K London run in a hugely competitive field of 25,000 runners! Our team of Ex-racehorses had a brilliant time raising money and generating awareness for RoR - we want to congratulate them all!

Clare Stringer, RoR Regional Co-ordinator, running as her ex-racehorse Kittys Way was also thrilled to finish the race in 73 minutes.   She reported; "There were some hard furlongs on that course but I was happy to cross the finish! "

Clare added that she would like to thank all of those sponsors and supporters who have contributed to helping her raise a fantastic amount of money for RoR.

RoR Team of runners did incredibly well in the heat and all soaked up the great atmosphere to get around the 10K course.  Laura Grey running this year as her ex-racehorse Grey Knight came in first across the finish line for the RoR Team, completing the 10K course in 55 minutes.

RoR's youngest team member, sixteen year-old Durham based Zak Warburton crossed the finish line with a brilliant time of 58 mins. Zak, representing his horse Nannerl said; "I was hoping to run in under an hour but I had to take a little short walk at their 8km mark as I thought my hamstring was on its way out.. luckily it wasn't.  Much to my surprise I finished in an amazing 58 minutes!" Zak added; "It was certainly an honour to run on behalf of the RoR. It was an amazing experience, one I wish to be able to do again!"

Seventeen year-old first year A-level student Susannah Stevens, who shares her sister Katherine’s ex-racehorse, Chartplan finished closely behind these front runners with a brilliant time of 1 hour 2 minutes.  Surrey based Susannah has so far raised a record-breaking £678 for RoR too.

Twenty one year-old Gemma Merrit who was running as her ex-racehorse, Stolen Thunder reported;  "I managed to run it in 1:08:25, which is not too bad! However, I think the next 10k I do will be actually on my lovely horse! "

Thank you to everyone who took part and for the fundraising.  You can still donate to our team at http://www.justgiving.com/r-o-r

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Congratulations to Chartplan at British 10K! - 14/07/2014

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RoR South East would like to congratulate Susannah Stevens, who ran for RoR Team in the  2014 British 10k London Run on Sunday 13th July.  17-year-old first year A-level student Susannah Stevens ran as Chartplan, the former racehorse she shares with her sister Katherine.

First year A-level student Susannah finished with a brilliant time of 1 hour 2 minutes and has so far raised a record-breaking £678 for RoR too. RoR Regional Co-ordinator for the South East, Pippa Boyle said: " Brilliant run and we are all so pleased to support her, she has shown her tremendous commitment and also raised an incredible amount of money. Congratulations from us all!"

You can find out more and still donate just visit https://www.justgiving.com/Suzannah10krunRoR

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Inishmor wins in a strong class at Barbury - 07/07/2014

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Inishmor won the prestigious RoR/NTF Retrained Racehorse Championship at the Barbury International Horse Trials on Sunday 6th July 2014.  Ridden by Swindon-based Australian Paul Tapner, Inishmor held onto his overnight lead to take the title. Inishmor and Tapner ended on their dressage score of 27.3, ahead of British dressage team’s performance manager Richard Waygood on Plum Rowland’s Luther ll with 31.9. In third was Ginny How and Creeslough on 33.2, and New Zealand’s Dan Jocelyn and Valemount were fourth with 34.6.

The 10-year-old grey gelding by Great Palm came to Paul Tapner from HEROS and is now competing successfully at intermediate level in eventing.  He is owned by Ian Murray, who is pictured here receiving the Championship prize from RoR Chairman, Paul Roy.

Congratulations to everyone who competed and all those involved.  The full result of 2014 RoR/NTF Retrained Racehorse Championship at the Barbury International Horse Trials are:

1st - INISHMOR Paul Tapner (27.30)
2nd - LUTHER II Richard Waygood (31.90)
3rd - CREESLOUGH Ginny Howe (33.20)
4th - VALEMOUNT Dan Jocelyn (34.60)
5th - HIGHLAND PATRIOT Matthew Heath (35.90)
6th - CUT TO THE CHASE Georgie Rockingham (37.30)
7th - DIRECTOR GENERAL Neil Spratt (40.60)
8th - COUNTERPARTY Paul Tapner (43.10)
9th - MAGNIFICO II Rebecca Godleman (43.30)
10th - JOHN SIXTEEN Louise Harwood (43.70)

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Jason Webb Australian Horse Training - change of date to 15th August - 05/07/2014

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Please note the date of this event has changed to Friday 15th August from 1st August, as Jason Webb has just had his call up to the England Polocrosse Team!  Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

The demo will take place from 11am to 1.30pm at Risebridge Farm, Ranters Lane, Goudhurst, Kent TN171HN. The cost is £5 payable on the day.

This is a unique opportunity to watch leading horse behaviourist Jason Webb, well known for his common sense approach working with young and problem TB horses.  Jason has something to teach everyone and has a relaxed way of passing on his knowledge that always make his demo's fun.  For more information please e-mail pboyle@ror.org.uk - hope that lots of you can join us!

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Results from the RoR/Tattersalls Show Series Championship at Hickstead - 01/07/2014

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Purple Moon (pictured), produced and ridden by Chantal Wootten, won the Flat Section at the final of the RoR/Tattersalls Show Series Championship on Sunday 29th June at Hickstead.  The National Hunt section and Champion was Jack The Giant ridden by Allister Hood.  The full results are:

Flat Section:-
1st - Purple Moon - Chantal Wootten
2nd - Night Prayers - Katie Jerram
3rd - Harry Lime - Miss Hannah Kelly
4th - Astrobrava - Katie Jerram
5th - Moorlander - Charlene Smith
6th - Perfect Choice - Angela Lance
7th - Tara's Garden - Kylie Chase
8th - Bee J Gee - Mrs.Catterwell
9th - Billy Whizz - Zahara Clark
10th - Whistleupthewind - Abigail Kelmanson

Veteran Winner -  Bee J Gee - Mrs.Catterwell

NH Section -
1st -  Jack the Giant - Allister Hood
2nd - Just Blue - Annie Rimell
3rd - Buckingham Boys - Clare Poole
4th - Choux D'Amour - Claire Oliver
5th - Dance Island - Cathy Beaumont
6th - Double Brandy - Louise Marden
7th - So Wise So Young - Alison Squibb
8th - Sir Charlie Hutch - Hettie Keyes
9th - Ardroe Hill - Becky Hunt
10th - Or Bleu - Heather Kemp

Veteran Winner - Ardroe Hill - Becky Hunt

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the series and at the Hickstead Final. It was a great day.

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RoR North West Events in July & August - 27/06/2014

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Tuesday 22nd July - RoR Challenge/Working Hunter Clinic with Jo Callwood at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT. Places are on a first come first served basis and must be booked and paid for in advance. The cost is £25 per horse for RoR registered horses. To book now contact Anne Parkinson, M: 07807 890903 or E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk or download the Booking Form

Thursday 24th July - RoR Jumping or Flatwork Training clinic with Louise Smales at Nord Vue Equestrian Centre, Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 9TN.  Louise Smales BHSI, HT, has been involved with horses all her life, as a competitor, mother, trainer, organiser and official.  The clinic will run from the afternoon to the evening and cost is £25.00 per horse/rider.  Book now by contacting Anne Parkinson at aparkinson@ror.org.uk or download the Booking Form.

Sunday 29th July - Unaffiliated dressage inc RoR at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT. Contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk with any enquiries.

Saturday 26th to Sunday 27th July - Aintree National Showing Show at Aintree Racecourse/Equestrain Centre, Ormskirk Road, Aintree, Liverpool L9 5A5 including: The Jockey Club RoR Novice Show Series Championship and qualifier, RoR/Tattersalls Show Series qualifier, RoR/TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge qualifier & Amateur Ridden Show Horse Class. For more information contact Carly Goodall T: 0151 52229401, E: info@aintreeequestriancentre.co.uk, W: www.aintreeequestriancentre.co.uk

Sunday 27th July - Unaffiliated dressage inc RoR at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT. Contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk with any enquiries.

Saturday 2nd August - The Jockey Club RoR Novice Show Series qualifier at Garstang Agricultural Show, The Showground, Garstang, Lancs. Contact Mrs J. Rothwell, 8 Broadfleet Close, Pilling, Preston, Lancs PR3 6BT, T: 07929 207962, E: rothjude@hotmail.com, W: www.garstangshow.org

Sunday 3rd August - Combined Training at Nord Vue Equestrian Centre, Carlisle CA4 9TN.  Contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk with any enquiries.

Saturday 9th August - Unaffiliated dressage inc RoR at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT. Contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk with any enquiries.

Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th August - Dublin Horse Show Trip. Contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk with any enquiries.

Thursday 21st August - Unaffiliated dressage inc RoR at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT. Contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk with any enquiries.

Friday 29th August - Flatwork training Clinic with Amy Bannister at Tushingham Arena, Tushingham House Farm, Wobbs Lane, Tushingham, Whitchurch, SY13 4QR. Amy is a BHSi SE & SM, and predominantly coaches and rides along with dressage judging, competing and producing a small number of homebreds. The cost is £25 per horse for RoR registered horses. To book now contact Anne Parkinson, M: 07807 890903 or E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk

Saturday 30th August - NEW Try Side Saddle with your RoR at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT. Contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk to register your interest for this event.

Sunday 31st August - Unaffiliated dressage inc RoR at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancs, BB12 0RT. Contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk with any enquiries.

Sunday 31st August - NEW Hunter Trials inc RoR at Cumberland Farmers Hunt - More information to follow but if you would like to register your interest now, then please contact RoR Regional Co-Ordinator, Anne Parkinson E: aparkinson@ror.org.uk.

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Whatcanyasay wins RoR/Tattersalls Scottish Show Series Championship - 20/06/2014

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Whatcanyasay ridden by Robyn Gray has won the RoR/Tattersalls Scottish Show Series Championship held at the Royal Highland Show on 19th June 2014.

Well done to this great partnership who qualified last year at the BHS Borders Grand Compeition Day at Jedburgh.  This 13-year-old gelding is clearly relishing his second career in the show ring. As a racehorse he also visited the 'winners enclosure' having triumphed in four races over jumps.

More news on Whatcanyasay and the Championship to follow soon.

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Saturday 26th July RoR Dressage Clinic with Harry Payne in Northamptonshire - 28/04/2014

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This will be a fantastic opportunity to have some high level feedback and advice from an experienced rider, an opportunity not to be missed!  RoR central region are lucky to have secured Harry Payne on the 26th July to run a Dressage clinic at Silsworth Lodge, Crick, State, Northants NN6 7SH.  This clinic will be open to all riders at any stage of retraining their ex-racehorses and lessons will be private 45 minute sessions discounted to £40 for registered RoR's. To book now download the BOOKING FORM.

Harry currently competes at International level as a dressage rider and has also three day evented at International level too.  He is a busy dressage coach and holds the UKCC Level 3 (Dressage). He is an International Eventing judge and a list 2A Dressage judge. He is also a BHS Stable Manager. Harry's philosophy is to train his riders and horses to produce the best performance of which they are capable, by making the learning process logical and easy to understand, and above all, an enjoyable experience.

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5th October Tim Downes Dressage Lessons - 22/04/2014

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RoR Central are so lucky to have secured for RoR horses and riders private 40 minute training lessons with top coach Tim Downes on Sunday 5th October 2014 at Ingestre Stables, Ingestre, Stafford ST18 0RE.

Each of the lessons is offered at the discounted rate of £45 for individual lessons, or as a shared lesson of 40 minutes at the reduced rate of £25 per rider. Spaces are limited and are on a first come first served basis.  To book download the BOOKING FORM.

Tim Downes is a Fellow of the British Horse Society, a List 1 Dressage Judge and British Dressage Master Judge, a 4* international 3 day event judge and a British Eventing Master Coach. He is a Chief Assessor for the BHS, a UKCC Assessor and an FEI Olympic Solidarity trainer. Tim has competed in all of the Equestrian Olympic Disciplines and has produced many horses from untrained to advanced levels of competition. He regularly conducts clinics in Ireland, Scotland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and in the UK. Tim has spent  the last 20 years visiting Hong Kong twice per year specifically retraining racehorses and he says: "it is a subject with which he has a great deal of affinity!"

 

 

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