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Promoting Racehorse Retraining

Following recent publicity regarding the unaffiliated dressage classes taking place at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre over the winter in which participants with horses that have formerly been in training will be eligible to win some additional prizes at the end of the series, it has been decided to extend the classes included and incorporate the Preliminary classes too; to date only participants in the Novice, Elementary and Medium classes qualified for eligibility for such additional prizes.

Please remember to advise the secretary if you are eligible and claim your P.R.R. rosette.

The remaining dates of the series are:
16th December
6th January
20th January
5th February
24th February
9th March
23rd March
The re-schooling of racehorses for alternative sports is something that is gaining recognition as people realise that these horses can indeed adapt very well to a life off the racecourse; such awareness has mainly come about through the now very well-known "Racehorse to Riding Horse" scheme established by SEIB (South Essex Insurance Brokers) and run so well by Nicolina MacKenzie which covers a wide variety of disciplines, both affiliated and unaffiliated and runs for several months before the winners are ascertained by way of a points system, culminating in an awards dinner in London; NAF (Natural Animal Feeds) also sponsor classes and were very committed for this year's British Riding Clubs Championships.
It is important to point out that no-one involved in any of the schemes, incentives, etc. to promote ex-racehorse ownership is working in competition against each other - we are all working towards a common achievement - and whilst it is acknowledged that these horses by their physical make-up will not, say, make Olympic dressage champions - they most certainly can achieve a considerable amount in many sports given the time and correct training, which of course is no different to the attitude required for the training of any horse.

If you would like more information about "Promoting Racehorse Retraining" then please contact Equine Management and Training
Email: or telephone 01780 740773.
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