Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive
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Retraining of Racehorses
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London WC1V 6LS
UK Registered Charity No: 1084787
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RoR Dressage Series
In 2013, the RoR Elite Dressage Performance Award with British Dressage will again offer significant prizes. There is also the Racehorse to Dressage Horse Series for Preliminary, Novice and Elementary levels, as well as an unaffiliated and veteran competitions.
RoR Elite Dressage Performance Award
In 2013 the RoR Elite Dressage Performance Award in association with British Dressage (BD) will offer a first prize of £2,500 and a second prize of £500.
To encourage competition, from January 2012 all previous winners (1st placed horses) will no longer be eligible to win 1st place in the same competition in subsequent years.
The Dressage Performance Award is open to any level, from grassroots to the higher levels. To be eligible your horse must be a Weatherbys registered thoroughbred, have raced in the UK, and be registered with RoR and BD. The winner will be the horse with the most points in British Dressage from 1st January to 31st October 2013.
The prizes will be presented at an Awards Ceremony in January 2014.
To enter for the award, owners or riders simply have to register their horses with RoR and BD. Provided the horse is eligible, the points will accumulate automatically through the year.
For more information contact RoR or Karen Beaumont, British Dressage, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RJ, T: 02476 698830 E:firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.britishdressage.co.uk
RoR Racehorse to Dressage Horse Series 2013
Run at Prelim, Novice and Elementary this series is for horses that have raced in the UK and are registered with RoR. The RoR Racehorse to Dressage Horse Series culminates in a Final with a prize fund of £2,000 (1st £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100 in each of the three sections), including rugs to each of the winners.
Prelim Qualification: There will be 11 specific RoR Prelim qualifiers (see dates below). The classes are open to any horse registered with RoR, ridden by any full BD member regardless of rider group. In addition all horses must have a minimum of a BD associate horse registration which is free of charge.
The top three non-qualified horses from each class will qualify for the RoR final. RoR will provide rosettes to all who compete in these classes. See below for venues and dates for qualifiers.
Novice and Elementary Qualification: To qualify to compete in the final, riders must submit two qualifying test sheets with a percentage of 62% (or above), gained in any regular BD competition from 1st January through to 30th September.
Sheets need to be sent direct to RoR (originals not copies) in order to log your qualification. Qualifying can come from Open, Restricted or Training sections; please note that in addition to being registered with RoR, horses must be registered with BD or compete on a ticket to compete at Novice level and above and must comply with BD rules for that level as laid out in the BD rule book.
RoR Final: The Final will take place at the Vale View Equestrian Centre, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, alongside their High Profile Show from 31st October to 3rd November 2013. Full details of fees, entry criteria and closing date will be published on the Vale View High Profile Show schedule.
Horses may compete in a maximum of two levels at the RoR Racehorse to Dressage Horse Final. The dressage tests for the Final are Class 1 P19, Class 2 N35 and Class 3 E53. There will only be one Open class at each level at the Final. Classes will not be split into open and restricted. No BD grading points will be awarded for the Prelim Qualifiers or any of the RoR Final classes.
RoR North West Unaffiliated Dressage Series 2013: at Crow Wood Equestrian Centre, Burnley, Lancashire. The Series is open to all ex-racehorses registered with RoR and riders over 16 years old. There will be three levels of qualification - prelim, novice and elementary. Qualifying classes are on 31st March, 28th April, 26th May, 30th June, 28th July, 25th August, 29th September with a Championship held on 27th October. To enter visit www.crowwoodequestrian.com or for more information contact the RoR Regional Co-ordinator Anne Parkinson E: email@example.com, T: 07807 890903.
Trailblazers: RoR together with Trailblazers will run an unaffiliated series for horses registered with RoR. There will be classes nationwide with a championship at the Trailblazers Championships at Stoneleigh in July 2013. Visit our Trailblazers section for more information.
In 2013, Veteran Horse Showing will be putting on a retrained racehorse dressage test at their Veteran Horse Dressage National Finals on 22nd September at Hargate Arena in Derbyshire. To qualify horses must be 15 years old or over, have raced in GB and be registered with RoR. RoR will be presenting rosettes and prizes. For more information visit www.veteran-horse-showing.co.uk
RoR Dressage in Scotland in 2013
10th February - EFRA Open Dressage competition at Dryden Riding Centre. Contact Aileen Firth, T: 07767 371359, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd March - Scottish Dressage Group Qualifier for SNEC at Coulsland Park Livery & Training Centre, Dalkeith, Midlothian, EH22 2PD
23rd March - RoR Winter Dressage Final at SNEC, Oatridge, Ecclesmachan, West Lothian EH52 6NH, E: email@example.com, W: www.snec.co.uk
Organised by RoR Regional Co-ordinator Carol Magee, T: 07811 460380, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
RoR Racehorse to Dressage Horse Series - Qualifier Dates 2013
The dates for the RoR Racehorse to Dressage Horse Series qualifiers are listed below. Please see the overview above for more details.
12th May - EAST SOLELY, Berkshire
Results: 1st OLLIE GEORGE - Jane Taylor; 2nd START OF AUTHORITY - Janet Robinson; 3rd TODLEA - Helen Sanderson
15th May - CROW WOOD, Lancashire
Results: HIGH JACK - Louise Millar; 2nd EXCUSE ME - Helen Dutton; 3rd MAGICAL SONG - Sarah Wade
25th May - LADYLEYS, Aberdeenshire
11th June - SISSONS FARM, Cambridgeshire
4th July - SNAINTON, North Yorkshire
27th July - ST LEONARDS, Cornwall
28th July - FIELD HOUSE, Staffordshire
2nd August - BADGWORTH, Somerset
24th August - ROWALLAN, Ayrshire
31st August - SWALLOWFIELD, Warwickshire
21st September - PACHESHAM, Surrey
The Final will take place at the Vale View Equestrian Centre, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, alongside their High Profile Show from 31st October to 3rd November 2013. Full details of fees, entry criteria and closing date will be published on the Vale View High Profile Show schedule.
2012 RoR/SEIB Elite Performance Awards Results
The 2012 winners of the RoR/South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) Elite Dressage Performance Award in association with British Dressage (BD) with a first prize of £2,500 and a second prize of £500 are:
1st WHATABOUTYA - ridden by Karen Mathers
2nd KERAYASI - ridden by Lauren Crouch
The prizes will be presented at the British Breeding Breeders' Dinner and Awards Ceremony in January 2013.
RoR Racehorse to Dressage Series 2012 Final Results
We are delighted to announce this year's winners and also to congratulate each and every one of them.
ROR P19 - Prelim
1st - Emma Gray - Grey Garth (75.909%)
2nd - Nicole Turner - Galileo Figaro (74.091%)
3rd - Cheryl Jackson - Indenteur (72.273%)
ROR N35 - Novice
1st - Johnathan Boswell - Nils Anderson (71.923%)
2nd - Rebecca Firth - Charlies Moon (71.538%)
3rd - Nicole Turner - Galileo Figaro (67.692%)
ROR E53 - Elementary
1st - Frances Turner - Prophets Star (68.235%)
2nd - Rebecca Firth - Charlies Moon (67.059%)
3rd - Lauren Crouch - Kerayasi (66.176%)
2011 RoR/SEIB Elite Performance Awards Final Results
The Ballroom at the Grange City Hotel, London, was packed to capacity for the glittering British Horse Foundation Breeders dinner and Awards Ceremony held on Saturday the 7th January, incorporating the South Essex Insurance Brokers (SEIB) and the charity Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Elite Performance Awards for ex-racehorses. These valuable awards have a total prize fund of £17,000 donated by RoR. Leading equine insurance brokers SEIB are enthusiastic sponsors of these awards with a strong company ethos in putting something back.
The awards provide a focus for ex-racehorses competing in the disciplines of Eventing, Dressage, Show Jumping, Endurance and Showing and have encouraged more riders to recognize the talents and versatility of the thoroughbred and their potential for success in another sphere.
International Dressage judge David Trott with his own and Derek Frankland’s, Theme Park took the Dressage Award for the second year running. David said “I didn’t set out to try and win the SEIB and RoR award this year as I didn’t want to go ‘pot hunting’ having won last year. He has just performed so well this season”. Alex Phillips and her own horse, Star Of Memory who also competes at BE100 eventing took the runner up spot for the dressage award.
1st THEME PARK - ridden and owned by David Trott.
2nd STAR OF MEMORY - ridden and owned by Alex Phillips