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Join the RoR Ridely Hacking Challenge

We have teamed up with RoR (Retraining of Racehorses) and horse feed manufacturer Allen & Page to offer RoR members the chance to get involved with a new monthly RoR Ridely Hacking Challenge. Simply use the app to track your rides on your RoRs outside of the arena and you will receive virtual medals to celebrate your achievements.

How does it work?

The challenge is open to all RoR members and their RoR registered horses. After creating an account on Ridely and linking your RoR member profile, you will receive an RoR badge on your Ridely profile and be able to take part in the challenge.

If the former racehorse you want to take part in the challenge with is not registered with us, you can register your horse online with RoR. 

Any ride will count, even if you don’t go far, as awards are based on the number of times you hack out rather than the distance you cover.

The app will automatically record your progress throughout the month. After seven hacks riders earn a virtual bronze award, after 14 hacks a virtual silver award is earned. Over 21 rides in the month earns RoR members a virtual gold award.

How do I sign up?

New to Ridely:
If you are new to Ridely, simply download the Ridely app and create an account using the same email address as you have used for your RoR account. On sign up, you will see a pop-up asking if you would like to integrate your RoR horse(s) onto your Ridely account. Your RoR registered horse(s) will now appear on your Ridely account, and you can join the challenge. 

Existing Ridely user:
If you are an existing Ridely app user, you will be able to sync your RoR account through the settings menu in the Ridely app. Simply click ‘Connect to RoR’ and your accounts will sync and you will be able to join the challenge. You must be using the same email address for both Ridely and RoR to ensure your accounts sync correctly.

What is RoR?

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is British Horseracing’s official charity for the welfare of horses that have retired from racing. It is free to register your former racehorse with RoR. Read more on their website ror.org.uk.

Will it cost me anything?

The challenge is completely free to take part in and the Ridely app is free to download and use. If you take up the free trial of premium but decide not to continue with it afterwards, you can return to the free version and continue to use the tracking facility and take part in each RoR monthly hacking challenge.  

Why is hacking so good for us?

Vets and equestrian professionals agree, hacking is good for the physical and mental wellbeing of both horse and rider. As well as being able to work in a relaxed frame, working over a varied terrain will help with your horse’s strength and balance and can help keep tendons and muscles supple and strong.  

Hacking is also a valuable opportunity for you as riders to have time to unwind and, if hacking with others, socialise with friends.  As we unwind and relax, so do our horses, leading to improvement in overall wellbeing. Whether alone or in company, hacking is a great opportunity to build a great relationship with your horse.  

About Allen & Page 

Allen & Page are official supporters of the RoR Ridely Hacking Challenge. 

Originally established in 1936, Allen & Page is a family-owned business with a wealth of experience producing and selling non-GM animal feed. Originally based at the mill at Quayside, Norwich, before moving to a larger, more modern mill in Shipdham, Norfolk, the company is now one of the most trusted and used brands within the United Kingdom. Allen & Page is proud to hold the Royal Warrant from HRH King Charles III.

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