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Horse Care Helpline

If you can’t find the information on our website to help you care for and retrain your ex-racehorse, and require more personal and in-depth help, then please contact our Helpline by phone or email.


Telephone:  01780 740773


This is the telephone number for the RoR consultants Fred and Rowena Cook of Equine Management & Training. If they are unable to answer your call immediately please leave a message and they will return your call as soon as possible. The helpline is available seven days a week.

Both Fred and Rowena Cook have extensive experience and expertise working with all types of horses from the various equestrian disciplines whether it be ground training, backing, schooling and jumping young horses or re-schooling and corrective training for older horses. Over recent years more and more horses off the track have benefited from their retraining and progressive schooling programmes, subsequently taking up new lives hunting, show jumping, eventing, dressage etc.  They have also written a book



Email us with any more questions you may have and we will do our best to answer them. The RoR has a selection of professional consultants from all disciplines. Once we see your enquiry we will direct it onto the right person accordingly. Having answered your initial enquiry they will provide their contact details should you wish to continue contact.


Outside Help


Many people realise that they do require outside help so it is wise to allocate a "training budget". Where a specific issue needs resolving, it may be preferable to send the horse away for a period of training if it is something that cannot feasibly be corrected by regular lessons.


Be aware that quite a number of highly qualified and renowned trainers are not well-versed enough with the ex-racehorse, so do ask trainers about their experience or seek a personal recommendation.


Rowena Cook riding ex-racehorse Bombie on parade at Sandown Fred Cook
Registration Helpline and other RoR Enquiries

For Registration queries and other RoR enquiries please contact:


Di Arbuthnot, RoR Chief Executive
T: 01488 648998

M:07836 293191


Laura Quainton, Operations Manager
Mo Smith, Administrator

Di Arbuthnot

Retraining of Racehorses

Ash Cottage

Back Street

East Garston


Berkshire  RG17 7EX


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Di Arbuthnot presenting the RoR Junior Polo Prize


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