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.
This donation towards the substantial running costs of Greatwood is very much appreciated when an ex-racehorse is re-homed.
12 years old - 16 Bay Gelding
By Danehill Dancer x Kitty O’ Shea
Kingdom is a real character. He will follow you around the field like a dog desperate for a head scratch and some affection. He is enjoying being ridden again after some time off. He is keen to do any job asked of him, he is a strong and powerful horse that will suit an active but caring home. He had a tougher than most early life but this has not detracted from his love of working and doing a job and doing it well. He has potential to hunt, team chase or hunter trial at low level or he would be equally happy hacking. He is a great horse.
12 years old - 15.3hh Chesnut Gelding
By Sir Harry Lewis x McManons River
Lewis has matured over the winter into a lovely mannered boy. He is working well and enjoying his hacking and schooling, he is taking a mature approach to his work and shows great promise to learn more in the future. He has competed at low level shows in a previous home and is looking for a new loving family where he can be the centre of attention.
11 years old - 16.1hh Bay Gelding
Brian Boru x The Distaff Spy
Billy T is a lovely horse both when ridden and when on the ground. He has started his exercise this year really well and is hacking well out in front leading the younger boys. He schools well and will be a great all-rounder. He is a handsome and affectionate boy in the box.
8 years old - 15.3hh Bay Gelding
Exceed and Excel (AUS) x Fair Sailing (IRE)
Windy is a mischievous boy who gets distracted easily so needs varied work to keep his attention. He loves hacking and is also excelling at his pole work in the school. He will be another great horse for somebody wanting to do a range of different things.
5 years old 15hh Dark Bay Gelding
By Kodiac x Magilni
Mo is a dream to handle in the box for all activities; he is a very genuine boy. He is a quiet but keen hack and his schooling is coming on leaps and bounds. He has started some small jump work and has taken to it wonderfully. He will make a great all-rounder for somebody. Maybe riding club and local competitions.
16 years old – 16.1hh Bay Gelding
By Pistolet x Nova Rose
Blue is wise beyond his years, and adored by all at Greatwood for his laid back and genuine attitude. He is relied upon at Greatwood to escort the “newbies” on their first hacks. This gentle horse is looking for a happy hacking home where he will be treasured into his twilight years.
8 years old - 16.1hh Bay Gelding
Rock of Gibralter (IRE) / Arbella (GB)
Chocala is a handsome young man who is at the beginning of his retraining. He is a steady boy who is trusting and keen to learn. He is a kind soul who just wants to please. We are looking forward to seeing what he can achieve.
9 years old - 15.3hh Dark Bay Mare
Atraf (GB)/Ceylon Round (FR)
Chester has started her schooling work with us. She is a beautiful girl who takes everything in her stride. She has four lovely paces. Chester had a successful racing career in Jersey and is now ready to start her new career with the right person. She is a kind horse in the stable and thrives on human interaction. She will soon become part of the family.
15 years old – 17.2hh Dark Bay Gelding
By Goldneyev x Jubilation
Louis is a lovely horse and good to handle in every way. Although he is our biggest horse here currently, he is one of the gentlest. He has 4 lovely paces and a big confident stride. He moves in a lovely outline when schooling. He can hack alone or in company. A genuine all round gem.
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