Class HG493

Equestrian Retraining of Racehorses Class HG493: RoR / TBA Retrained Racehorse Challenge

RoR Retrained Racehorse Challenge 2021

Mare or gelding, 4 years old or over, of any height.

Riders must be 15 years or over on the 1st January 2021. Horses to be ridden in any suitable bridle and should be plaited. All entries must be registered with RoR and have raced in GB. Racing injuries and blemishes ARE IGNORED in this series. The first three go forward to the final at the RoR National Championships, Aintree in August 2022. The judge will not ride. Horses may be stripped for conformation at the discretion of the judge. Competitors must wear a safety/kitemark hard hat with a chinstrap.

Class 493 will be judged 50% jumping, 20% style while jumping and performance and 30% awarded for show, manners, and suitability to be retrained.


Jumping to be judged:

8 rustic jumps 3 foot (90cm) to 3 foot 3 inches (1m) with a maximum spread of 95cm)

The following points to be deducted at the end of each jumping round: 

  • 10 points to be deducted for a knock down. 
  • 15 points to be deducted for a refusal. 
  • 20 points for second refusal.

Elimination for third refusal or fall or Error of Course.



Class returns without boots and judged for an individual show/conformation. (In some classes, at the judge’s discretion, horses might be asked to do a ‘show’ following their jumping without leaving the ring.  This is often the case with a large number in the class)

Each horse to complete an individual show of no longer than 1 ½ minutes.  Show to include the following movements: Walk, Trot, canter showing change of leg, extended canter (gallop) halt and stand, walk off on long rein. Total marks out of 30% for Show, manners and suitability to be retrained.


Fences for the final at Aintree can be up to a maximum of 3’6” (1.05m)


These classes are affiliated to the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR). All those entering horses and/or participating in RoR classes at this Show agree to be bound by the Retraining of Racehorses Rules and Regulations from time to time in force. All entries must be registered with the RoR and include their competition registration number on entry form and have raced in GB. RoR prizes will not be awarded to RoR qualifiers with numbers forward of two or less, however qualification for the final will stand.

Entry Fee: £25.00 Class Closed Prizes: 1st - £35, 2nd - £30, 3rd - £25


For both classes the RoR kindly award a veteran prize (horses 15 years +) of a £25 voucher to be redeemed from RoR office and qualification for the Veteran Final at the RoR Goffs UK Championships at Aintree.


For class 493 the RoR kindly awarded rosettes and vouchers to 1st – 3rd place. Voucher values: 1st £30 plus RoR prize, 2nd £20, 3rd £10