Changing Lives...
Creating Futures...

THROUGH ANIMAL ASSISTED INTERVENTION

Emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and inclusion are at the heart of all of Greatwood’s Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) educational programmes.

Rehoming Former Racehorses

Education Programmes

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Sanctuary Horses

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Changing Lives... Creating Futures...

Greatwood is the only organisation that uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Education

Emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and inclusion are at the heart of all of Greatwood's educational programmes. View our Policies, view our event calendar and see what educational experts think of us.

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Horses

A former racehorse has much to offer after its period of rehabilitation and Greatwood makes every effort to match the right horse with a carer. Greatwood equine management staff carefully vets all applicants to ensure that ultimately both horse and carer have a long and happy life together.

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Support Greatwood

Donations and support are the life blood of Greatwood. Our work costs Greatwood over £500,000 annually. You can help Greatwood rescue and care for neglected and ill treated former racehorses and educate and inspire children with special educational needs. See how you can help us.

How you can help

Greatwood Charity Raceday March 2019

We are delighted to report that the 2019 Greatwood Charity Raceday at Newbury Racecourse made a staggering £95,000.

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A heartfelt Thank You to everybody who supported us. See you next year!

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Become a Friend of Greatwood

A Friend of Greatwood knows they are making a genuine difference to the horses we help and the children that attend our programmes throughout the year.

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We offer 3 different options, which include all or some of the following:
Greatwood newsletter and updates on all progress at Greatwood
Complimentary visit to Greatwood annual Friend's Day
Invitation to join in on our Horse Show for free
Set of 2 Gift Cards
Appear on the Lifelong Friends Wall

Diary Dates

Greatwood Education Diary Dates

Your Career Calling Programme
Jun.

24

Your Career Calling
Every Mon - Wed, until July 2019

This programme delivers a City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies and is delivered as a study programme for learners aged 16-19 years of age. Fully funded.

Jul.

19

Greatwoood H.O.P.E. Prog
Friday, 19 - Sunday 21 July 2019

You will be offered the opportunity to work with our range of animals, including the former racehorses for which Greatwood is known.

Volunteer Training Day
Jul.

26

Volunteer Training Day
Friday, 26 July 2019

Greatwood welcomes volunteers of ages 14 and upwards and we offer a volunteer training day for those who wish to work with our animals.

Get Going Course
Aug.

19

Get Going Course
Monday, 19 Aug 2019

5 day course aimed at helping to combat the rise in unemployment amongst young adults.

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Winter Appeal 2019

It costs Greatwood over £14,000
to keep our 38 former racehorses warm in their stables each winter.