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Series Tattersalls RoR Open Ridden 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 - Wonga Swinger
Owned and Ridden by - Tori Thomas

2022 Winner

Winner - Time Down Under
Owned and ridden by - Justine Armstrong-Small

2021 Winner

Winner - Mumford
Ridden by - Collette McGoldrick
Owned by - Geoff Harker



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. Horses must be over four years old and mares and geldings any height.


The class will be run under the rules of RoR:

  • Horses should be ridden in a snaffle, pelham or simple double bridle, and should be plaited. General purpose or straight cut saddles may be used. Competitors must wear a safety/kite mark hard hat with a chinstrap.
  • Racing injuries and blemishes are not ignored.
  • Please make sure you have big enough stirrups for the ride judges. You will not be asked to gallop your horse.
  • Please be aware that should the entries exceed 20 the show will split the class on the horse's last run in a race (NH or flat) or will provide two ride judges. Please mark your entry form accordingly.
  • For further showing rules please visit the RoR Rules and Regulations.


The RoR Tattersalls Open Show Series is part of the RoR Elite Performance Awards. The winner of the Championship held at Hickstead on 23 June 2024 will receive their prize at the RoR Awards Evening (date and venue tbc)

The first three in each class go forward to the final at the Al Shira'aa Hickstead Derby Meeting on 23 June 2024, or 2025 for shows after 4 June 2024.

There will also be a prize for the highest placed veteran horse aged 15 years or over. Please note, qualified combinations must enter the Hickstead Derby meeting.

The final will be split into two; one class will be for horses whose last race was on the flat and the other class for those whose last race was under National Hunt rules (this includes National Hunt Flat races and Point to Point races). The top six from each section will be taken into the International Arena for the final judging.

Previous RoR champions at the final at Hickstead are unable to compete in the final in subsequent years but they can compete in qualifiers should they so wish.

The Jockey Club RoR National Championship Show qualification

The winner of each Tattersalls RoR Open Show Series Qualifier (1 Aug 2023 to 31 July 2024) is eligible to enter the Tattersalls RoR Open Ridden Show Series Special on Saturday August 24 2024.

All winners of the Veteran prize at each qualifying show, between 1 August 2023 and 4th June 2024, will qualify for the RoR Ridden VETERAN Final to be held at the The Jockey Club RoR National Championships at Aintree in August 2024.


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

Series Results




25th Sep
Wiltshire Autumn Show
15th Sep
Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
11th Sep
Frome Agricultural Cheese Show
11th Sep
North Yorkshire County Show
4th Sep
Dorset County Show
3rd Sep
Alresford Show
3rd Sep
Moreton In Marsh Show
29th Aug
Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show
26th Aug
The Jockey Club RoR National Championships 2022
25th Aug
Melplash Show
18th Aug
Pembrokeshire County Show
6th Aug
Osmotherley Show
6th Aug
Brecon County Show
26th Jul
New Forest and Hampshire County Show
26th Jul
Ryedale Show Welburn
24th Jul
Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show
18th Jul
Royal Welsh Show
13th Jul
Great Yorkshire Show
9th Jul
Kent County Show
9th Jul
Liskeard Show
9th Jul
Bridgend County Show
8th Jul
Barbury Castle International Horse Trials
2nd Jul
Devon County Show
30th Jun
Royal Norfolk Show
26th Jun
The Al Shira'a Hickstead Derby Tattersalls Final
22nd Jun
Lincolnshire Show
19th Jun
Royal Three Counties
11th Jun
South Of England Show
11th Jun
Royal Cornwall Show
4th Jun
Midland Counties Show
4th Jun
Rutland County Show
2nd Jun
Staffordshire County Show
2nd Jun
Royal Bath & West Show
1st Jun
Suffolk Show
28th May
Hertfordshire County Show
28th May
Heathfield and District Show
28th May
Hambleton District Show
28th May
Hertfordshire County Show
26th May
Houghton International Horse Trials
25th May
Festival of Showing 2022
22nd May
The National Horseracing College Show
14th May
Nottinghamshire County Show
12th May
Royal Windsor Horse Show
7th May
BSHA Southern "Windsor Warm Up" Spring Show
27th Apr
South of England Spring Show
13th Apr
BSPS Area 7 Show
9th Apr
BSPS Area 15 Show
27th Mar
Wiltshire Spring Show at West Wilts Equestrian Centre
20th Mar
UK Ponies & Horses Spring Classic