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news Registrations open for the 2020 RoR Virtual Showcase

23rd November 2020

This year Britain’s largest training and educational event dedicated to former racehorses is going online and the registration process to view and participate is now open. The RoR Virtual Showcase consists of four evening sessions with a range of expert panellists spread across the first three weeks of December, starting Wednesday 2nd December.

Registration is free and open to all. The RoR Virtual Showcase is for anyone with an interest in retraining former racehorses or considering rehoming one, with advice and feedback that caters for all levels, from grassroots to elite.

This is the third year of the showcase, with previous events held at the Aintree International Equestrian Centre and Hartpury University and College. This year by going online the RoR Virtual Showcase aims to reach a wider and more diverse audience than would have been possible had it been held live. Viewers will be able to get involved with live Q & A sessions involving experts from both the racing and equestrian world, including Olympic athletes Richard Davison and Tina Cook, former British Eventing Performance Manager Yogi Breisner and ITV Racing’s Luke Harvey.

Thanks to the generous support of the Horserace Betting Levy Board, the RoR Virtual Showcase is free to view. Each session will feature exclusive video footage and will be streamed through Zoom and Facebook so register now to attend by following the links below.

Session 1: Wednesday 2nd December, 7pm; ‘A Racehorse's Life Before Retraining’
Attendees will gain an insight into the life and training regime of a racehorse. Nick Luck will host the webinar, introducing a panel comprising of trainer Andrew Balding, former jump jockey turned TV presenter Luke Harvey, Diana Cooper from Godolphin and Yogi Breisner. Register now for this session here.

Session 2: Tuesday 8th December, 7pm; ‘Sourcing, Assessment and Early Retraining’
Hosted by Mark Hayward the session will focus on the different sourcing options available to potential buyers, signs to look for when assessing your new former racehorse with Vet Jenny Hall and Chiropractor Philippa James. To conclude the session RoR Accredited Retrainer Amanda Mills, joined by Jason Webb, will discuss early retraining methods. Register now for this session here.

Session 3: Wednesday 9th December, 7pm: ‘Versatility and Suitability’
During this session experts include British Dressage Trainer Cara Hayward, Polo Producer David Morley, Showing Judge David Ingle and Event Rider Dan Bizzarro. The panel will discuss the versatility of former racehorses as well as how to identify which discipline a racehorse is best suited to in their second careers. Register now for this session here.

Session 4: Wednesday 16th December, 7pm: 'Retrained, Results and Rewards'
Within this session we explore further retraining with Yogi Breisner, Olympic event rider Tina Cook, Olympic dressage rider Richard Davison and RoR Chief Executive, Di Arbuthnot, highlighting the various series and progression through the ranks to Elite level. Register now for this session here.

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