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Series Tattersalls RoR NOVICE Show Series

This show series is judged under Riding Horse class rules on type, ride, manners and conformation. The horse will be ridden by the judge prior to conformation judging.

2023 Winner

Winner - Carole's Destrier
Owned and ridden by Maisie Bush

2022 Winner

Winner - First Receiver
Owned by - HM The Queen
Ridden by - Katie Jerram-Hunnable

2021 Winner

Winner - Minella Rebellion
Owned and Ridden by - Katie Dashwood


RoR eligibility

Horses must have raced in GB and have current RoR competition membership. Riders must be 15 years or over on the 1 January of the current year. For horses 4 years older, mares and gelding, any height.


  • Competitors must wear a safety/kite mark hard hat with a chinstrap.
  • Please be aware that the show will split the class on the horse’s last run in a race (NH or Flat) should the entries exceed 20.
  • Horses will be ridden by the judge. Horses will be stripped for conformation and should be ridden in a snaffle, pelham or simple double bridle with a plain cavesson noseband. Horses should be plaited.
  • Racing injuries and blemishes are not ignored in this series.
  • For further showing rules please visit the RoR Rules and Regulations.

Qualification criteria

To take part in this class, horses must not have won a ridden open class (inc SEIB/HOYS, BSHA, SHB) RoR Tattersalls Show Series Qualifier, RoR Amateur Ridden Show Series Qualifier or any other open class except RoR Retrained Racehorse Challenge Show Series classes.

Horses may remain in Tattersalls RoR Novice Show Series classes until they win three Tattersalls Novice Show Series Qualifiers. They are de-noviced on their third novice win or on the day they win an open class, whichever happens first. They are still eligible to compete in the Tattersalls RoR Novice Final at The Jockey Club RoR National Championships that August.

The first three go forward to the Final at the The Jockey Club RoR National Championships, Aintree in August 2024 or 2025 for shows after 1 August 2024.

The Series Champion goes forward to the RoR Ridden Show Series Supreme Championship at Aintree.


Rosettes first to fourth place and a RoR branded prize to the winner.

Series Results