Richard Johnson joins the ROA

10 March 2020

The Racehorse Owners Association is today announcing four-time champion jockey, Richard Johnson, as its first ROA Ambassador, showcasing the work of the ROA across racing. The ROA Ambassador scheme is part of the ROA’s drive to promote ownership and its impact on racing to a wider audience.

As an ROA Ambassador, Richard will regularly represent the ROA at big meetings, including Cheltenham and Aintree, as well as our extensive calendar of events, including at the AGM in York and our annual Horseracing Awards. He will also regularly contribute to Owner Breeder magazine through a column.

Charlie Liverton, Chief Executive of the ROA, said: “It’s great to have Richard on board as our first Ambassador. The ROA is first and foremost an organisation protecting and promoting ownership and Richard will be a central part of our communications with owners and raceday visibility.

“But, the ROA does so much more beyond protecting and promoting ownership, advocating for the future of our sport on government engagement, horse welfare, breeding, funding and raceday experience. Richard, as an Ambassador, will also be closely involved in the broader industry work we do for owners and racing. I am looking forward to working with him to make a difference for owners and our sport.”

Richard Johnson, four-time champion jockey and ROA Ambassador, said: “I have always admired the work that the ROA has done for owners but seeing their broader agenda has really excited me. We have to keep this sport going and answer some vital questions.

“I am passionate about welfare standards and, most importantly, the next generation. Working with the ROA, I look forward to promoting their work and driving a passion for our sport to inspire the next generation of owners and racegoers.”

Richard’s first engagement as an ROA Ambassador will be on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival on 10 March 2020 meeting with ROA members and their guests in our marquee prior to racing.

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