Di Arbuthnot, Chief Executive
T: 01488 648998
Retraining of Racehorses
75 High Holborn
London WC1V 6LS
UK Registered Charity No: 1084787
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RoR provides part funding for four charitable racehorse rehabilitation centres which provide care, retraining and rehoming for former racehorses. The horses from the centres are rehomed on a loan basis to suitable applicants who have the facilities and knowledge to look after former racehorses.
These centres have been selected on the basis of their experience and expertise with ex-racehorses, their track record in finding new homes for the horses once they have been retrained and their reputation for welfare work.
RoR works closely with all four supported centres, maintaining regular contact and monitoring progress. As well as revenue grants, RoR makes money available for capital improvements and property purchases. RoR is also encouraging the centres to expand their own fund raising activities.
Darley Stud Management also has a rehoming programme.
T: 01672 514535
F: 01672 514408
“The Finishing Line is Only the Beginning”
Greatwood provides fulfilling futures for former racehorses and special needs children through their interaction in unique programmes of rehabilitation and education in a caring environment.
Greatwood currently homes approximately 60 retired racehorses on site, with more under their care out on loan. Deano's Beeno is one of their highest profile horses, but the charity will look after any horse who needs their help, as there is no criteria for entry.
Greatwood also works with over 250 special needs children per year through Horse Power. Horse Power is a remarkable programme where the children interact with their horses, helping them to develop the life skills they need for a fruitful and positive future.
Greatwood relies entirely on the generosity of their supporters, please visit www.greatwoodcharity.org to see how you can help.
HEROS (Homing Ex-Racehorses Organisation Scheme) is a charity dedicated to ensuring former racehorses have a future when their racing days are over. Based in Oxfordshire, HEROS re-trains these former athletes, ensuring they have a long, happy and useful life when they move on to pastures new.
The idea of HEROS began in the early 1990s, when owners and trainers asked Grace Muir, whilst working as Stud Manager at North Farm Stud near Wantage, to rehome their racehorses. With a lifetime’s experience of horses, nowledge of racing, plus a range of excellent contacts, Grace knew there was scope to give these horses a second chance – with a new career.
Since she started rehoming racehorses, with the support of her father and mother, Ian and Agnes Muir, Grace and her team have successfully rehomed over 300 ex-racehorses. Grace has an excellent reputation for re-training and rehoming ex-racehorses. Every new recruit to HEROS is assessed by her personally before being ridden by one of the experienced, fully trained staff after which a plan for re-schooling is developed.
HEROS aims to carefully match horses to their new careers and owners across all the equestrian disciplines.
Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre is a charitable centre for recently retired racehorses, situated in the beautiful West Sussex countryside.
Moorcroft was established in order to find new permanent homes for racehorses that were no longer suited to the job of racing. These horses come from a variety of racing backgrounds and it is the charity’s function to find them suitable alternative homes based on their abilities and needs.
A temporary home for a maximum of 26 horses, it provides the very best of care and excellent facilities. After their arduous careers on the track come to an end, the horses are assessed in a calm and peaceful atmosphere, before going on to new and caring homes, and even new careers in dressage and eventing.
Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre
Lancashire LA2 6PQ
The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre (TRC) is the original charity dedicated to the welfare, re-training and re-homing of ex-racehorses. The TRC provides a secure, safe future for racehorses. Some of these horses come to the Centre straight from training and others from post racing private homes. Those from private homes have often been purchased cheaply by well meaning but inexperienced individuals who are unable to handle or care for the horse.
All new arrivals are given time to relax and adjust to their new environment. They will be assessed by the vet, physio and trainer before beginning ridden work. Each horse is given a training plan to make sure it is ready to be re-homed as soon as possible.
The TRC spends as long as it takes on each horse, weeks for some, months for others. There is a detailed application process for anyone that wants to take a TRC horse to ensure the right loaner is matched to each horse. Ideally the loaner takes the horse for the rest of its life but if it doesn’t work out the horse returns to the TRC and in most cases another loaner is found for the horse. In all cases the horse remains the property of the TRC, and is visited regularly by our field officers.
Registered charity no 1089564
Darley Rehoming Programme
Badlingham Manor Stud
Cambs CB7 5QQ
Darley Stud Management has a rehoming programme for former racehorses. If you are interested in rehoming a former racehorse from them please contact them directly or visit their website.
Darley Stud breeds racehorses for Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai.