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.

2019 Winner

Winner - Wild West
Owned and Ridden by - Lizzie Harris

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 current RoR Competition Membership and riders must be 15 years old on the 1st of January 2020. 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 National Championships, Aintree in August 2020 or 2021 for shows after 1st August 2020.

The Series Champion automatically qualifies for the RoR Ridden Show Series Supreme Championship at Aintree

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 : £25 voucher to be redeemed from RoR office and qualification for the RoR Ridden Veteran Final at the RoR Goffs UK National Championships at Aintree.

Series Results