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).

Rehoming Former Racehorses

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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.

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GREATWOOD CHARITY RACE DAY - LATEST NEWS

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....

GREATWOOD CHARITY RACE DAY

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.

Silent Auction Race Day Poster Invitation

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 Prowting Charitable Foundation Supporting Greatwoood 2018 Horse Show, in association with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)

Saturday 30th June 2018

Starts: 9am
ROR classes; unaffiliated show jumping; in-hand showing; clear round; and amateur ridden flat work classes
Classes from £5

For more details including schedule please contact: info@greatwoodcharity.org or 01672 514535

FREE PARKING | DOGS WELCOME | FREE ENTRANCE FOR NON-COMPETITIORS

Assisting with the Rehabilitation of Former Racehorses

Assisting with the Rehabilitation of Former Racehorses

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;

  • Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of horses
  • Assist with the rehabilitation of horses
  • Develop and implement a horse rehabilitation plan

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.

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Diary Dates

Greatwood Education Diary Dates

Apr.

17

Rehabilitation Programme
every Tuesday until 23rd July

Students that have successfully completed either educational courses receive their certificates.

Apr.

21

Greatwood Race Day
at Newbury Racecourse

Find out more about our charity race day. View and download Guest Invitation and Reply Slip.

Jun.

30

2018 Horse Show
at Greatwood Charity

The Prowting Charitable Foundation Supporting Greatwoood 2018 Horse Show, in association with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR)

Jul.

12

Presentation Day
at Greatwood Charity

Celebrating the success of all our learners.

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Winter Appeal 2017

Target £16,605.00
A huge thank you to all our generous supporters:

The Winter Appeal 2017 has raised a record £22,801.05, we could not have achieved this incredible amount without you.