Series RoR TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge

In the RoR TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge, former racehorses are asked to jump a small course of fences. This is followed by an individual freestyle show. Horses are NOT ridden by the judge and will not be required to gallop.

2018 Winner

Winner - Lampos
Owned and Ridden by - Jolene Midgley

2016 Winner

Winner - Mokum
owned and Ridden by - Jenny Cowen


RoR eligibility: Horses must have raced in GB . Horses must have Competition Membership and riders must be 15 years old on the 1st of January in the current year. Mare or gelding 4yrs old or over and of any height. Horses to be ridden in any suitable bridle and should be plaited.

Racing injuries and blemishes ARE IGNORED in this series.

The first three go forward to the final at the RoR Goffs Uk Championships, Aintree in August 2019 or 2020 for shows after 1st August 2019.

The judge will NOT ride. Horses may be stripped for conformation at the discretion of the judge.

Competitors must wear a safety/kite mark hard hat with a chinstrap. All those entering horses and/or participating in the show agree to be bound by the Retraining of Racehorses Rules and Regulations from time to time in force’

The class to be judged 50% jumping, 20% Style while jumping and performance and 30% awarded for show, manners and suitability to be retrained.


Jumping to be judged:

8 rustic jumps 90cm to 100cm with a maximum spread of 95cm

The following points to be deducted at the end of each jumping round:

  • 10 points to be deducted for a knock down.
  • 15 points to be deducted for a refusal.
  • 20 points for second refusal.
  • Elimination for third refusal or fall


Class returns without boots and judged for an individual show/conformation. (In some classes, at the judge’s discretion, horses might be asked to do a ‘show’ following their jumping without leaving the ring. This is often the case with a large number in the class)

Each horse to complete an individual show of no longer than 1 ½ minutes. Show to include the following movements:

  • Walk, Trot, canter showing change of leg, extended canter (gallop) halt and stand, walk off on long rein.
  • Total marks out of 30% for Show, manners and suitability to be retrained.

Fences for the final at Aintree will be up to a maximum of 1.05 metre

Prizes : Rosettes 1st- 6th and Vouchers 1st to 4th place.

1st £50 plus voucher for jacket, 2nd £25, 3rd 20, 4th £10.

Veteran prize (15+): £25 voucher to be redeemed from RoR office and qualification for the Veteran Final at the RoR Goffs UK Championships at Aintree.

Series Results

1st Jul
Arthington Show
18th Aug
Mid Somerset Show copy
8th Sep
Usk Show
23rd Aug
Chipstead Summer Show
30th Jun
Malton Show
11th Aug
Chertsey Agricultural Show
4th Aug
Garstang Agricultural Show
6th Jul
Hanbury Countryside
5th Apr
Worlington Riding Club
16th Aug
Ashbourne Show
4th Aug
Wincanton Horse Show
16th Aug
Dunster Show
13th Sep
Westmoorland County Show
8th Sep
Yarrow Show
26th Aug
Blair Castle International Horse Trials
4th Aug
Berwickshire County Show
28th Jul
Cleveland Show
28th Jul
Border Union
21st Jul
Newton St Boswells
1st Jul
Lanchester Show
30th Jun
Haddington Show
26th Jun
Royal Highland Show
16th Jun
Selkirk Common Grand Show
16th Jun
Cumberland Show
28th May
Northumberland Show
27th May
Brechin Castle Equestrian Spring Show
19th May
Dumfries and Galloway Horse Show
19th May
Fife Show
11th May
Floors Castle Horse Trials
24th Apr
The Duke of Buccleuch Foxhounds Summer Show
1st Dec
Ian Stark Equestrian Show
15th Sep
Royal County of Berkshire Show
8th Sep
Frome Show
2nd Sep
Dorset County Show
1st Sep
Moreton In Marsh Show
1st Sep
Alresford Show
26th Aug
Edenbridge and Oxted Agricultural Show
23rd Aug
Melplash Show
15th Aug
Pembrokeshire Show
15th Aug
Anglesey Show
14th Aug
Wales and West Hunter Show
8th Aug
Vale Of Glamorgan
4th Aug
Osmotherley Show
4th Aug
Brecon County Show
2nd Aug
Honiton Agricultural Show
31st Jul
Ryedale Show
24th Jul
New Forest and Hampshire County Show
23rd Jul
Royal Welsh Show
22nd Jul
Mid Herts Country Show
21st Jul
Royal Lancashire Show
18th Jul
Festival Of Hunting
14th Jul
Liskeard & District Show
14th Jul
Bridgend County Show
7th Jul
Monmouthshire Show
8th Jul
Kent County
30th Jun
Greatwood Charity Show
28th Jun
Royal Norfolk
24th Jun
The Al Shiraaa Hickstead Derby
24th Jun
Derbyshire County Show
23rd Jun
Equi – Trek Aintree National Show
17th Jun
Royal Three Counties
6th Jun
Lincolnshire Show
9th Jun
Royal Cornwall Show
8th Jun
South Of England Show
3rd Jun
Doncaster Equine College Annual Show
3rd Jun
Midland Counties Show
30th May
Staffordshire County
30th May
Royal Bath and West
28th May
Surrey County Show
25th May
Hertfordshire County Show
19th May
Devon County Show
12th May
Nottinghamshire County Show
10th May
Royal Windsor
10th Apr
South of England Spring Indoor Show
3rd Mar
P(UK) Spring Classic
24th Mar
P(UK) Spring Classic copy
26th May
Hambleton Show
15th Apr
Reaseheath Equestrian College Show
1st Jul
Cranleigh Show