News Stars at RoR Showcase on 23rd November at Hartpury

8th November 2019
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree and Sarah Bradstock

Two former jumps champions, national hunt hero Cue Card and Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree will be taking starring roles in the RoR Showcase on Saturday 23rd November, Hartpury University and College, an inspirational training and educational event designed by RoR to highlight the talent and transition of thoroughbreds to their second careers.

Cue Card, the nine-time Grade 1 winner having only recently retired from racing in 2018 made his showing debut with top rider and show producer Katie Jerram-Hunnable in the in-hand showing classes at the RoR National Championships this August and will showcase his progress in his new career. Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree will be taking part in a live teach in with Katie and husband Chris Jerram–Hunnable. Katie and Chris will work with a group of RoR show horses and go through some finer details to improve ringcraft and overall picture.

The RoR Showcase which runs from 10.30 am to 5.30pm opens in the main arena with an informative discussion about the racehorse as an athlete and its transition to a new career, using racehorses currently in training, with racehorse trainer Bryan Smart, and RoR Head of Welfare and former British team vet Jenny Hall MRCVS. Visitors to the showcase, which is supported by The Racing Foundation, will have the chance to enjoy live clinics and a wide range of up-close demos, in and around two Arenas.

Live retraining demos taking place in the Main Arena during the morning sessions includes long lining and flatwork with BHS Complete Horsemanship Coach Kath Pinington working with former Cheltenham Festival winner Un Temps Pour Tout. This is followed by British Dressage trainer and expert, Cara Hayward who will work through common issues when starting out retraining on some basic flatwork and before Cue Card makes his guest appearance, western rider Emma Lonie will be giving a unique insight on how to work on building the partnership and trust through using Natural Horsemanship. The morning session will conclude with expert tuition from event rider Dan Bizarro sharing his expertise and tips on jumping technique and schooling over poles. Dan will be back at the end of the day with more instruction and tips for former racehorses progressing to eventing.

After lunch, police officer Giles George will share his experiences of how his rural mounted police horse Carhue has adapted to his second career. Then the live demos and displays continue in showing with Katie and Chris Jerram Hunnable and an introduction to endurance with a demo by former RoR Elite Winner Anna Collins and Karactacus Potts. A Western Riding display with Emma Lonie will once again dazzle visitors with something completely different with a display on former racehorse Midnight Robbery.

There will also be a RoR Showcase Grand finale with a special display by the RoR Musical Ride team and the presentation to this year’s winners of the RoR Team Dressage Award, Team RoRsome.

Ongoing throughout the day at the Therapy Centre there will be a chance to see the painted horse and an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of retraining a racehorse with leading Equine Anatomist and Sports Therapist Kirsty Davis and McTimony Chiropractor Nicole Rossa, working with the Painted RoR Horse, Word Of Warning. In addition, there will be displays in a second arena and the Ask The Experts Lounge offering visitors the opportunity to ask one-to-one questions and gather more tips and advice from all the experts.

Booking in advance is highly recommended. For more information and to advance book tickets for the RoR Showcase day visit

Advance Tickets booked online cost £15 per person until mid day Friday 22nd November (£18 per person on the day).

Tickets will booked online will be sent by email prior to the event.

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