Established in 1993, Greatwood is the only former racehorse welfare charity that does not have criteria for entry. Greatwood will never turn away a horse at risk; in danger of neglect; or suffering. In addition, Greatwood was the first equine welfare organisation in the UK to use former racehorses to educate children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Greatwood's innovative accredited education programmes have a direct and positive impact on the racing industry by:
- Sustaining and increasing the participation in the sport through education
- Encouraging young people to participate experience and understand horse racing
- Encouraging the consideration of the horse racing industry as a career option
- Growing and diversifying the fan base of the sport through education
- Registered Charity: 1117322
For more information: Tel: 01672 514535 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HEROS is a registered charity (Charity Number 1115174) dedicated to re-training and re-homing racehorses when they retire from their career on the track. Thoroughbreds are a very versatile breed and able to adapt to other disciplines very quickly, HEROS horses have gone on to excel in polo, eventing and show-jumping.
Equally, we take in ex-racehorses who are in need of a quieter pace of life and looking for a home to go out on quiet hacks.
If you would like further information, please contact one of the team on email@example.com
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing
Contact ITM for information on any aspect of the Irish bloodstock industry and details of our assistance when travelling to Ireland, including the Inward Buyer Programme, where bloodstock buyers receive a contribution towards their travel expenses.
Jockeys Education & Training Scheme
JETS provides a range of career development support to aid professional jockeys.
JETS works with jockeys to make them aware of their strengths, attributes and transferable skills from race riding to ensure they have successful second careers regardless of the circumstances in which they retire from riding.
JETS works with jockeys from the very start of their career through its Personal Development Plans, which cover a range of key personal and professional areas to ensure each jockey reaches their potential and is well prepared for their lives ahead. JETS also provides financial support to help jockeys with training courses and further education, as well as career advice and guidance.
Recently, JETS has produced a series of Jockey Matters films to help educate and signpost support for jockeys in key areas of welfare including Mental Health, Nutrition, Injury Rehabilitation and Concussion.
JETS also runs its 'Friends of JETS' scheme whereby companies can officially link to the charity and offer career support to jockeys in the form of taster days, career guidance and other opportunities.
Keeneland is unique to the Thoroughbred industry. Only at Keeneland are world-class racing and industry-leading sales united under one mission-driven entity.
Today, Keeneland continues to be guided by its original mission, taking a leadership role in the industry to improve safety, promote integrity and strengthen the sport of racing.
Keeneland is the world's largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house and hosts world-class racing twice annually during its boutique Spring and Fall meetings.
Owners, trainers, riders and fans from all over the world travel to Lexington each year to participate at Keeneland.
Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre
Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre is a registered charity and our mission is to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses that have been gifted to us so that they can have a real chance at a second career.
Do you need help with schooling your ex-racehorse short-term or with veterinary advice regarding ex-racehorses?
We can provide help and assistance with this - please call Mary for a chat about your requirements on 07929 666408.