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news Entries open for The Jockey Club RoR National Championships

19th May 2022
  • A total of 91 classes exclusively for former racehorses
  • Includes new format for the RoR National Dressage Championships

Entries are now open for The Jockey Club RoR National Championships which will be held at Aintree International Equestrian Centre from Tuesday 23rd through to Saturday 27th August 2022.

Generously sponsored by The Jockey Club, the five-day extravaganza is the biggest event in the UK for showcasing the versatility of the thoroughbred and is the pinnacle of the showing calendar for former racehorses.

The championships compromise of 91 classes, including showing, dressage and jumping finals, culminating on Saturday evening with the crowning of the Tattersalls RoR Ridden Showing Series Supreme Champion. In 2021, despite it being only their first season of competitive showing, the combination of Minella Rebellion and Katie Dashwood were awarded the title.

The five-day event also includes the RoR National Dressage Championships, which this year is in a new format. In a boost to RoR’s regional activities, 2022 sees the introduction of four regional championships held in Scotland, the North, the South and Wales, each of which is a qualifier for the new National Dressage Championships at Aintree.

The Jockey Club RoR National Championships plays an important role in promoting the versatility and second careers options for former racehorses when their racing days come to an end This year’s event is the second year with The Jockey Club as title sponsor.

The organisation’s North West Head of Racing and Clerk of the Course at Aintree Racecourse, Sulekha Varma, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming The Jockey Club RoR National Championships back to the Aintree Equestrian Centre this summer. It is always brilliant seeing some stars of our sport enjoying a new career away from the track, and the RoR Championships are a brilliant way of showcasing this. We are very much looking forward to hosting them once again in August.”

Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive of Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), added: “The work that goes into preparing these horses for the championships demonstrates the outstanding care given to former racehorses in this country, together with the range of opportunities open to them. We very much look forward to heading to Aintree in August and our thanks again to The Jockey Club for their support of this event and of RoR in general.”

The full schedule can be found HERE along with the entry link.

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