Competition Launched For 2003
forms for the second year of the acclaimed "Racehorses to Riding
Horses" competition are now available.
competition, run by South Essex Insurance Brokers and QBE International
Insurance, is designed to prove that Thoroughbreds coming out of
training can be re-schooled for a career in other disciplines. It
will be supported this season by the British Horseracing Board charity
Rehabilitation of Racehorses (RoR)
first year of competition was an undoubted success," said South
Essex's livestock and marketing manager Nicolina MacKenzie. "We
had many, many entries and the ultimate winners last year have set
a standard that proves that these much maligned equine athletes
can certainly do more than just race - and in the right hands they
can even be handled by children."
to Riding Horses" will be open to horses affiliated to the
British Show Jumping Association, British Dressage, British Eventing
and the British Endurance Society as well as those contesting recognised
showing classes or unaffiliated competition run by The British Riding
Clubs, Pony Club, Permanent Show Organisers Association or approved
need to be registered with Wetherbys and to have been in training
for either Flat or National Hunt Racing, although they need not
have raced. They must compete under the name registered at Wetherbys
and used whilst in training.
wishing to enter horses will need to get an application form entitling
them to a Qualification Card on which competition successes are
recorded. These will be assessed for a final result based on points
at the end of the 2003 season.
forms are available from "Racehorses to Riding Horses,"
South Essex Insurance Brokers Ltd., South Essex House, North Road,
South Ockendon, Essex, RM15 5BE. Please enclose a large, stamped
and self addressed envelope.