Students that have successfully completed either educational courses receive their certificates.
Greatwood is the only organisation that uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
Racing has been abandoned on Saturday at Newbury Racecourse and therefore our raceday will NOT be going ahead. It is going to be rescheduled for Saturday 21st April. Anybody unable to attend in April will of course receive a full refund. The silent auction will remain live until Saturday 21st April so bidding can continue. More details to follow over the next week....
Saturday 3rd March 2018 NOW Saturday 21st April 2018
At Newbury Racecourse. Drinks Reception, 3 Course Lunch with Wine, Silent Auction and Afternoon Tea. Tickets on sale now, please contact us for more information.
Some of the Lots from our silent auction, include: Limited Edition Prints, Lesson with International Dressage Rider, B&B and Dinner, Afternoon Tea, Hot Air Balloon Flight, Two Tickets for 2018 Olympia Horse Show
The Level 2 Award in Assisting with the Rehabilitation of Former Racehorses is a 20 week programme run every Tuesday from 11am to 4pm starting on the 6th March 2018.
The programme is fully funded and is the first to be run in the UK. Candidates should be 16 to 24 years of age, experienced working with equines and have a basic knowledge of horse health and be able to handle Thoroughbred horses. The award is designed to assist the candidates gain a nationally recognised accredited qualification in horse rehabilitation which will enable them to progress further in the equine industry or put them onto the path to further learning and will develop transferrable equine workplace skills.
The award has three units and these would all be delivered and assessed at Greatwood during the 20 weeks through various assessment methods including question and answer sessions, observation of skills and completion of a written portfolio. The units in the award are;
Candidates will be observed working with the horses on the ground including lunging and long reining but there will be no ridden exercise. Candidates are expected to attend all session in order to achieve the qualification.Book a Place
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The Winter Appeal 2017 has raised a record £22,801.05, we could not have achieved this incredible amount without you.