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RECENT SUCCESS OF THE INITIAL BIT PROGRAMME AT GREATWOOD - AUGUST 2016

In August 2015, Abdul was referred to Greatwood by Swindon Care Leavers, a 19 year old refugee from Sudan who, following a particularly harrowing start to his life, enrolled on the 1st4Sport accredited Get Going programme; after an intensive 6 days achieved an Entry Level 2 Award in Assisting with Basic Care of Horses.
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CASE STUDY - JAMES PAGET - TAKING THE REINS - JULY 2016

Not everyone who becomes involved in horseracing is surrounded by horses from an early age and that was certainly the case for former Greatwood student James Paget.Read more ...

ROBERT BUCKLAND MP JOINS GREATWOOD PATRONS - 6th JULY 2016

The Rt. Hon Robert Buckland QC the Member of Parliament for South Swindon was announced as the newest Patron of Greatwood, the Marlborough-based Charity that uses ex-racehorses to educate children and young adults with additional educational needs.Read more ...

DOUBLE CELEBRATION FOR GREATWOOD STUDENTS - 6th JULY 2016

Students attending Greatwood’s Certificate Presentation Day on Wednesday, 6 July will be part of a double celebration when the Marlborough-based charity marks its tenth year of delivering pioneering educational programmes for children and young adults with additional educational needs.Read more ...

THE IRISH THOROUGHBRED MARKETING SUPPORTING GREATWOOD CHARITY GOLF DAY RAISES £14,000 - 12th May 2016

30 teams played the Red Course at Frilford Heath Golf Course in Oxfordshire on Monday 9th May, with many numerous well known faces of the racing fraternity turning up to support this ever growing popular day in the Greatwood calendar. Read more ...

A RECORD BREAKING DAY – IN EXCESS OF £135,000 RAISED AT THE GREATWOOD CHARITY RACE DAY - 8th March 2016

Greatwood Charity, held its annual race day at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday attended by 350 guests and this year was bigger and better than ever with a phenomenal amount of money being raised. Read more ...

GREATWOOD’S GET GOING STUDENTS CELEBRATE 100% SUCCESS - 21st August 2015

Greatwood Charity is a 1st4Sport Accredited Centre and the objective of the ‘1st4sport Entry Level Award in Assisting with Basic Care of Horses (Entry 2) (QCF)’ is to provide a benefit to learners through delivering an introduction to horse care to people who have an interest in horses and may want to work with them but who have little previous experience. Read more ...

The Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Supporting Greatwood Charity Golf Day - 12th May 2015

The Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Supporting Greatwood Charity Golf Day was played on the Red Course at Frilford Heath Golf Course in Oxfordshire on Monday 11th May, attended by numerous well known faces of the racing fraternity including retired Jockey John Williams and owner John Hales as well as Irish visitors Aidan & Caren Walsh and Charles McCreevy. Read more ...

'Get Going' at Greatwood - 21st March 2015

Greatwood’s ‘Get Going’ innovative intensive educational programme develops key workplace skills for NEETS (not in employment, education or training), who potentially may have struggled at school; have been in care; are long-term unemployed; or have been in trouble with the law. Get Going is an intensive British Horseracing Education & Standards Trust (BHE&ST) accredited course and provides an introduction to careers with horses and the horse racing industry with an Entry Level 2 Award in Assisting with Basic Care of Horses. Read more ...

Post Open Day - 6th June 2013

The sun shone and the crowds came to help Greatwood Charity celebrate its 20th anniversary last Sunday 2nd June. The day’s events included the official opening of Greatwood Charity’s Wooden Spoon Sensory Garden by former England rugby player Andy Deacon and London 2012 multiple medal winning swimmer Stephanie Millward. Read more ...

What's In a Name? - 12th April 2013

GREATWOOD trained by Luca Cumani and owned by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing – Archer, is set to make his seasonal debut at Newmarket on Thursday 18th April after being kept in the Tattersalls Million 3-Y-O Trophy at the 5 Day Entry Stage. Greatwood also has an entry in this year’s Derby. Read more ...

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BBC Points West Visits Greatwood

BBC Points West Visits Greatwood

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Victoria Pendleton Visits Greatwood

Victoria Pendleton Visits Greatwood

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Al Basti Golf Day 2016 Video

Al Basti Golf Day 2016

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Special Education Needs Programme YouTube Video

Special Education Needs Programmes
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January 2016

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Video - Racing Post TV

Greatwood Race Day at Newbury 2013
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The Greatwood Film

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Video - Horse Power - Jodie Kidd

Horse Power - Jodie Kidd

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Video - Racing Post TV

Racing Post TV

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Video - At the Races - Greatwood Open Day 2011

At the Races
Greatwood Open Day 2011

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Video - Channel 4 TV

Channel 4 TV

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