FAQ'S - Frequently Asked Questions

Can you take my former racehorse?

Please get in touch and provide us with as much information about the horse as possible, including its registered name. We do not charge or vet to take a horse, although a donation is always welcome.

How do I become a carer?

Go to our Rehoming page where you can find a list of requirements for being a carer, as well as the Rehoming application form.

Can I visit Greatwood?

You are welcome to visit Greatwood by appointment. As you can imagine we do get very busy so please call a few days before, to give us some notice. Mornings are best between the hours of 9.30 am-12 noon, Monday to Saturday.

When is the Greatwood Open Day?

We hold an Annual Open Day. Please visit our Events page for details on our future plans.

Can I get advice about my Thoroughbred?

Yes, we will try to help as much as we can. If it isn’t a serious welfare case, our heavy workload may mean that it may take a few days to come back to you, so please bear with us if you don’t hear back from us immediately.

Who do I make a cheque payable to?


Does Greatwood take work experience students?

Yes, but you need to apply in writing saying why you want to come and what experience with animals you have. You also need to be 16 years old or over. We are unable to provide accommodation.

Can I become a volunteer with the horses?

Help is always much appreciated but you do need to have experience of handling thoroughbreds. Please contact our Charity Administrator, Celia Jones.

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Rainscombe Hill Farm
Clench Common
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Tel: 01672 514535
Registered Charity No: 1117322

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