Horses that need Rehoming

Former Racehorses Looking for a Home

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.

  • Knowledgeable, caring people
  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Thoroughbred experience
  • Below 12 stone
  • Ability, facilities and commitment
  • Applicant’s references and facilities will be checked
  • If this is satisfactory to the staff, the applicants will then be asked to sign a legal contract and make a donation of £750
  • Carers are required to become a Friend of Greatwood for the duration of the loan - this costs just £5 per month

This donation towards the substantial running costs of Greatwood is very much appreciated when an ex-racehorse is re-homed.

  • While Greatwood expects all horses to remain with the carer for the rest of their natural lives, a firm contract is in place whereby horses cannot be sold on or moved without Greatwood's permission and regular welfare checks are undertaken.
Just Lewis


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.



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.

Eskimo Bay


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.

Billy Twyford


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.



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.

Prince Villevert


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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