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12th Mar 2007, 08:37 PM
We have two ex racehorses on the yard. Daughter's is well a reschooled now do everything eventing type would be good show hack but 16hh and legs marked by racing. Took her in one novice hack /riding horse class where she was pulled in well up the line but went down after judge ride...was very sharp for judge :eek:
Other is RS horse, calm well schooled in basics but not fantastically muscled 16.1 and very fine (almost too much so!!) and 16yo but straightforward ride.
What is the difference between the two societies and which would be best for each horse?
13th Mar 2007, 06:25 AM
I'm not sure I should answer this, comes to something when your only conversation is over the internet!
G will do ROR classes and P would be more suited to ex racers.
I don't want to insult, but ROR is the more competitive version in terms of showing, the have a bigger range of classes and demand more of the competition which suits me and what I want to do with my horse - be out at the county shows with chance to qualify for major championships .
Ex racers classes are from what I've read, seen and heard a lot more amateur - so one of the clients would have fun on P as tack and showing apparel doesn't matter - although they do judge primarily on the horses condition and 'suitability for its purpose'.
Go look at the websites (I'll show you over breakfast :P) and make up your mind.
13th Mar 2007, 08:32 AM
We're members of the Ex Racers Club, and love it. :) Everyone is so friendly and open-minded, and when I finally met up with some of the other members at Leeds last month, I had a fantastic time. I've had no experience of ROR, but the impression I have had has not been quite so welcoming and the classes seem aimed at ex-racers who are much further along in their careers as riding horses than mine is. Unfortunately, neither club have very many events close to me, so a bit of travel is required, but I will definately be going along to more Ex Racers Club events now :D .
Just my experiences :)
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