Regional leagues offer new opportunities for retrained racehorses

  • There will be more opportunities for ex-racehorses this year, as Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) will be hosting regional leagues.

    Eleven RoR regional leagues will take place across the country, providing thousands of riders of RoR registered horses with the chance to earn points at unaffiliated and affiliated dressage, showjumping and combined training competitions at more than 120 venues.

    The leagues aim to give a wider range of riders and their retrained racehorses a chance to compete.

    “I hope we can encourage many riders to register to take part, whether just starting out competing with their RoR or perhaps those who want to progress and compete at higher levels,” said RoR national co-ordinator, Anne Walker.

    “The league provides a fun competitive element for all.”

    The top 10 point-scorers in each RoR regional league/discipline will have the opportunity to qualify for a place at the 2016 RoR National Championship Show.

    RoR Regional Leagues that will run from 1st January up to 31st December 2015.

    More than 10,000 ex-racehorses are currently registered for competition with RoR.

    Following a review into the way the organisation spends its money, RoR is expanding opportunities for horses at “grassroots” with more eventing and showing due to an “increase in registrations at that level”.

    “It was also clear that many lead useful lives at ‘grassroots’ level and catering for these is equally important to promote demand,” stated the review.

    To take part riders must first register for the RoR Regional League and then complete the RoR Regional League Performance Sheets to record their respective competition results during the year.

    The judge/secretary at the participating venue/date must then validate all results on the performance sheets which are then returned to RoR by the dates specified.

    The top 10 point scorers at the end of the competition in each RoR regional league/discipline will then also have the opportunity to qualify for a place at the RoR National Championship Show in 2016.

    To register email: regionalleague@ror.org.uk

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