Fred and Rowena Cook are keen to raise awareness of the capabilities
of horses that have been in training of participating in other
equestrian pursuits. To this end they have begun to sponsor certain
classes at shows to encourage the involvement of retrained racehorses.
This promotion is being run in association with Oberon Equestrian
and Niagara Equissage, everyone concerned owning horses that have
aim is to gradually expand such sponsorship over the coming months
for various disciplines, not just dressage, so with this in mind
classes run in support of ex-racehorses will come under the umbrella
of "Promoting Racehorse Retraining".
first series of sponsorships takes place by kind permission of
Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire, utilising
their series unaffiliated dressage classes between now and next
Spring. In the sponsored classes the top four placed horses that
have previously been in training will receive special rosettes;
at the end of the competition series the overall winners i.e.
those that have been the most highly placed over the duration
of the series will receive assorted prizes with the first placed
rider also receiving a rug.
more details of the PRR scheme please contact Fred or Rowena on
01780/740773 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedules for the participating shows are available directly from
Addington Manor EC (www.addingtonmanor.co.uk)
as are on-line entry forms. Please state on the entry form that
your horse was formerly in training.
dates at Addington Manor between now and the end of the year are:
16th September 1st November
30th September 28th November
14th October 16th December
being given to the top 4 highest placed qualifying horses in the
Novice, Elementary, and Medium classes irrespective of the overall