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news RoR unveil schedule for Online Show

8th June 2020
  • Overseas retrained racehorses invited to enter
  • Entries open Monday 15th June through Horse Monkey

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) are pleased to announce that the full schedule of classes for the upcoming RoR Online Show is now available to view. Entries for classes at the show will open on Monday 15th June and close on Wednesday 15th July.

Following the cancellation, due to Covid-19, of the RoR Goffs UK National Championships, Britain’s biggest event for showcasing the versatility of the thoroughbred, plans were announced for an online show. The newly published schedule reveals that the show features a total of 30 classes exclusively for former racehorses.

The RoR Online Show will also have an international flavour. Over twenty of the classes will be open not only to horses registered in Britain with RoR, but also to former racehorses based overseas. Using the network of partners RoR has developed with IFAR, the international body for aftercare providers, invitations have been extended to horses all over the world, from Europe to Asia, Australia and the USA.

As outlined in the schedule, classes 1-23 are open to all former racehorses, including retrained racehorses from overseas. Meanwhile, classes 24-30 are Series Finals and are open to qualified GB raced horses only. Also included is a brand new freestyle class, in which competitors are invited to demonstrate their horse’s trainability in another discipline other than showing, this could include anything from polo to dressage to Western riding. The entry fee per class is £5.00

The results will be announced and broadcast over the weekend of 29th and 30th August, the original dates for the Championships. Competitors and viewers will be able watch the results on a series of videos on the RoR Facebook page, which also be available on the RoR website.

Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive of RoR, said: “The RoR team have done a great job in putting together this schedule of 30 classes. Sadly, due to Covid-19, we will be deprived of our annual get together at Aintree for the RoR Goffs UK National Championships, but in the circumstances these classes are the next best thing and will bring people together in a different way.

“It is also exciting that we have been able to extend invitations to former racehorses around the world and we are looking forward to receiving their entries. Throughout this time we have worked hard to keep in touch with our members and give them help and advice, as well as, crucially, things to look forward to.”

To view schedule CLICK HERE

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