Scotland is hosting a new combined training class for former racehorses this weekend (18 May) at Floors Castle horse trials.
The James Ewart Racing RoR 3-phase Challenge combines dressage, jumping and showing. It starts with a dressage test, followed immediately by a jumping phase, which includes being judged on style and presence. The final part is a showing/confirmation phase.
If the class proves successful, Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) may schedule more classes for other RoR regions to trial.
“It’s the first combined training competition to include [this] mixture of disciplines,” said RoR chief executive Di Arbuthnot. “It’s a one-off at the moment, but it if works, RoR will consider rolling it out to other regions to trial and — longer term — build a series.”