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Retrained Racehorses 2015

Retraining of Racehorses National Recognition Awards 2015

Sixteen year-old bay mare Bluegrass Hopper was crowned 2015 British Showjumping Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) National Recognition Award Champion at the RoR Awards Ceremony held in Newmarket on Monday 16th November. The RoR Awards Ceremony, which was hosted by guest presenter and RoR Patron Clare Balding, recognises the achievements of former racehorses adapting and excelling in their new careers with the presentation of prizes totalling £17,500 to each of the 2015 RoR Elite Series’ Champions in showjumping, dressage, polo, eventing, showing and endurance.

The British Showjumping RoR National Recognition Awards provide a focus for ex-racehorses that have started Showjumping with the national governing body. There are a total of six cash awards that are given to the highest graded horses during the given twelve month period. A £2,500 award is given to the winning combination with the five additional winners each receiving £500 each. To ensure as many retrained horses are given the opportunity of being recognised and encouraged to compete within a new discipline, previous title holders are not eligible for future consideration. The previous winners are:

2015 - Charlotte Gibbens & Bluegrass Hopper
2014 - Jo Fulcher & Captain Willoughby
2013 - Isabelle Tomkins & Tanktastic
2012 - Kathryn Ellison & Quel Ange
2011 - Nicola Braidwood & Vite Etoile
2010 - Emily Morris & Zolushka

2015 Results:
1st Bluegrass Hopper – Owned by Craig Gibbens and ridden by Charlotte Gibbens
2nd I’m A Bird – Owned and ridden by Anneli Larsson
3rd Merry Vic – Owned and ridden by Marcus Gorman
4th Gaul Wood – Owned and ridden by Monica Heise
5th Bunacurry – Owned and ridden by Claire Halliday
6th Lets Move It – Owned and ridden by Amelia Scholl

For further information about British Showjumping and the Retraining of Racehorses Recognition Awards, please contact the British Showjumping Membership Department on 02476 698824. To register your horse with Retraining of Racehorses please do so online by visiting

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