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news Registrations open for RoR winter webinars

5th January 2022
  • Four free to register webinars from November to February
  • Thanks to support from Horserace Betting Levy Board, expanded education programme providing expert advice in caring, retraining and competing on former racehorses

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is delighted to announce the launch of a series of winter webinars designed to help riders get the very best out of their former racehorses. The RoR Winter Webinars 2021-22 comprise of four enlightening sessions, one a month, starting on Wednesday 24th November and concluding in February.

Registration is free and open to all with the webinars aimed at anyone with an interest in retraining former racehorses or considering rehoming one, with advice and feedback that caters for all levels, from grassroots upwards.

As part of its expanded education programme for 2021-22, RoR can also confirm the return of the RoR Live Showcase, which will take place in March 2022 with more details to follow.

All four of the RoR Winter Webinars will be held on a Wednesday evening, starting at 7pm. Viewers will simply need to register in advance to receive the free feed and to submit questions. Each session will incorporate filmed footage of demonstrations, expert panellists and a live Q & A hosted by broadcaster Mark Hayward.

The opening session on Wednesday 24th November, entitled ‘Horse management – first steps’, will cover a range of areas relevant to looking after a recently rehomed thoroughbred. Experts on equine nutrition, dentistry, farriery and saddlery will share their findings and advice with viewers.

Among those pencilled to share their expertise at subsequent sessions are British event riders Nicola Wilson and Laura Collett, and former British Eventing Performance Manager, Yogi Breisner.

The full RoR Winter Webinars 2021-22 schedule is as follows, so register now to attend by following the links below.

Session 1: Wednesday 24th November, 7pm; ‘Horse management – first steps’
Within this session we will cover equine nutrition, dentistry and saddlery with experts in each field. Register now for this session here.

Session 2: Wednesday 8th December, 7pm; ‘Early stages of retraining'
From mounting to long-reining and onto flatwork with Olympic Gold medal event rider Laura Collett international coach Yogi Breisner. Register now for this session here.

Session 3: Wednesday 12th January, 7pm: ‘Progression to jumping’
This session will focus on pole work and the progression to jumping with Nicola Wilson. Register now for this session here.

Session 4: Wednesday 9th February, 7pm: 'Competition preparation - where to start in different disciplines'
An in-depth overview of the RoR competition series with hints and tips along the way. Register now for this session here.

RoR Chief Executive, Di Arbuthnot, said: “Education forms such an integral part of the charity’s work and we are very grateful to the Levy Board for their support, which has enabled us to continue to develop our infrastructure designed to ensure the maximum number of former racehorses in Britain get to enjoy a fulfilling second career.”

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