Retraining of Racehorses Championships and Awards

Below you will find a summary of the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Championships and Awards, as follows:

  • RoR Elite and Performance Award for Endurance
  • RoR Novice Endurance Horse Award
  • Racehorse to Endurance Horse Pathway
  • RoR Pleasure Ride Completion Rosette
  • RoR Pleasure Pairs Completion Rosette

Further information can be obtained by contacting Anne Walker of Retraining of Racehorses at awalker@ror.org.uk or John Hudson of Endurance GB at johnhudson@endurancegb.co.uk.

RoR Elite and Performance Award For Endurance

In 2018 the RoR Elite Endurance Performance Award, in association with Endurance GB (EGB), will offer a first prize of £1,000 a second prize of £500 and a third prize of £250.

To qualify your horse must have raced in Great Britain and be registered with RoR and with EGB. The horse must be ridden by an EGB member. 

To encourage competition, all previous winners (1st placed horses) from the RoR series 2010 onwards will no longer be eligible to win 1st place in the same competition in subsequent years.

All Graded Endurance Rides and Competitive Endurance Rides listed in the official EGB Ride Programme for the current year are eligible to count towards the Award.  Click here to view and search on the EGB Ride Programme.

The standard EGB trophy points are used on an accumulative basis for the Elite Performance AwardThe Trophy is for the horse, not the rider, so points accumulated for more than one horse by a single rider will be accumulated separately for each horse. The points accumulated by one horse with more than one rider will all count towards the Trophy for that horse.

The points for each ride will be attributed to the Trophy once the results for each ride have been ratified by the Endurance GB office. However, only the best TEN scores will be counted towards the total for the Trophy.

The horse with the highest EGB Trophy Points will win the first prize. The prizes will be presented at a Retraining of Racehorses Awards Ceremony at the end of 2018.

To enter for the RoR Elite Performance Award, owners simply have to register their horses with RoR (Competition Membership is only £10 per year), join as a riding member of EGB and register their horse.  Horses must have raced in Great Britain,  The trophy points will accumulate automatically through the year.

RoR Novice Endurance Horse Award

In 2018, RoR will offer a prize of £300 to the winner of the RoR Novice Endurance Horse Award.

The RoR Novice Endurance Horse Award will be presented to the highest placed horse registered for the RoR Elite Performance Award (see above) that is eligible for Novice status under EGB rules.

Click here for details of Novice status under EGB rules.

RoR Racehorse to Endurance Horse Pathway

The RoR Racehorse to Endurance Horse Pathway has been established in conjunction with Endurance GB to encourage and reward RoR members to take part in this ever increasingly popular discipline.  Long distance riding is a fantastic way to see the countryside, racehorses adapt to this sport very well and really enjoy being outdoors and in the company of other horses.

The pathway is to encourage riders to take further steps and progress from pleasure rides to the more competitive element of graded rides. Successful completion of two EGB organised pleasure rides of 20 km or more, then to complete the two "Try Before You Buy" Novice Graded rides will mean that you will receive a branded RoR prize by completing the form below by 15th October 2018.  Download your form here: RoR Racehorse to Endurance Pathway form.

Click here to download the RoR Racehorse to Endurance Pathway Form.

RoR Pleasure Ride Completion Rosette

RoR Eligibility all RoR registered horses.

To receive your RoR Pleasure Ride Completion Rosette, return the RoR Completion Form, signed by the organiser, to receive your rosette.

Click here to download the RoR Completion Form.

EGB's National Pleasure Rides are open to full members of EGB, Associate Members and Supporters.  A rider can join EGB as a Supporter free of charge.  Both Associate Members and Supporters can register a Pleasure Horse free of charge too.  Non-Riding members and Supporters of EGB must pay a temporary day membership over and above the standard entry fee for a Pleasure Ride.

A Pleasure Ride can be of any distance from 10km to a maximum of 40km (+/- 5%) and it must be completed at any speed of up to 12 km/hour.  Horses must be 4yo or over.  As these rides are run in conjunction with Graded and Competitive Endurance Rides (GERs and CERs), all horses must be checked by the farrier and be trotted up before and after the Pleasure Ride.  At the end of the Ride, they must presented for a final trot up within 30 minutes.

The optimum minimum speed for completion of EGB Pleasure Rides is 8kph.  Within reason, riders will not be eliminated for failing to make this speed.  However, the organiser may state a time by which all the pleasure riders should have completed the ride.

RoR Pleasure Ride Pairs Completion Rosette

RoR Eligibility  all RoR registered horses.

To receive your RoR Pleasure Ride Pairs Completion Rosette, return the RoR Completion Form, signed by the organiser, to receive your rosette.

Click here to download the RoR Completion Form.

EGB's National Pleasure Rides are open to full members of EGB, Associate Members and Supporters.  A rider can join EGB as a Supporter free of charge.  Both Associate Members and Supporters can register a Pleasure Horse free of charge too.  Non-Riding members and Supporters of EGB must pay a temporary day membership over and above the standard entry fee for a Pleasure Ride.

A Pleasure Ride can be of any distance from 10km to a maximum of 40km (+/- 5%) and it must be completed at any speed of up to 12 km/hour.  Horses must be 4yo or over.  As these rides are run in conjunction with Graded and Competitive Endurance Rides (GERs and CERs), all horses must be checked by the farrier and be trotted up before and after the Pleasure Ride.  At the end of the Ride, they must presented for a final trot up within 30 minutes.

The optimum minimum speed for completion of EGB Pleasure Rides is 8kph.  Within reason, riders will not be eliminated for failing to make this speed.  However, the organiser may state a time by which all the pleasure riders should have completed the ride.