BEDMAX RoR Series Winner

BEDMAX RoR Series Winner

The 2011 Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)/BEDMAX Racing 2 Eventing Winner has finally been able to accept her trophy at the recent Hickstead Derby. Camilla Kruger now living in East Sussex won the inaugural eventing series last year on thoroughbred racehorse turned eventer, Princability.

The RoR/BEDMAX Racing 2 Eventing Series of ‘starter eventer’ classes for ex-racehorses, is aimed to give eventers an opportunity to compete at 90 and 100 level classes exclusively for ex-racers. Last year more than 200 ex-racehorses competed in the inaugural series and Camilla and Princability came out on top.

Retraining of Racehorses or RoR is British horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing.

Camilla’s passion for eventing – and ex-racehorses came from her upbringing on a farm in Zimbabwe. She began riding her Grandfather’s ex-racehorses in the African Bush and is now Eventing across the United Kingdom.

Camilla commented; “I feel very passionate about retraining racehorses as it allows them a “second career”. Thoroughbreds are very willing, have great attitudes towards work and with sound training it makes them an ideal candidate for a successful new career in Eventing”.

 “The BEDMAX/RoR series is very important in the equine industry, as it firstly, creates a genuine awareness of the huge potential of retraining race horses and secondly, it gives added value to owners and riders competing racehorses at events. This will hopefully encourage more people to consider taking on racehorses and show they can compete and win at the highest levels in the future.”

BEDMAX Managing Director Tim Smalley, commenting on the very first BEDMAX/RoR eventing series said;

“We are very proud to have presented Camilla with her trophy. It is a tribute to the energy and passion she has for offering ex-racehorses a second chance. We wish her all the best in her future in eventing”.

Camilla was scheduled to receive her trophy at Badminton Horse Trials earlier this year however due to their cancellation the presentation was postponed until the Hickstead Derby held in June.

Camilla offered a final word for those interested in joining RoR or competing in the next BEDMAX/RoR Racing 2 Eventing Series.

“I feel very privileged to have won the first RoR Racing 2 Eventing series. I am very proud of Princability coming so far in such a short space of time. I am certainly keen to be involved in the next series and I encourage those with ex-racehorses to consider giving their horse the chance at a second career”.

For more information on the BEDMAX/RoR Racing 2 Eventing series visit www.bedmaxshavings.com.