‘For the Welfare, Rehabilitation, Retraining and Rehoming of Retired Racehorses’


Established in 1991, The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre was the UK’s first charity dedicated to ex-racehorse welfare, retraining, rehoming and protection for life.

By appropriately retraining and rehoming ex-racehorses from the Centre, based in Lancashire, the TRC is proud to provide a secure future for these horses for the rest of their lives. Horses are taken directly from racing and training or from post-racing homes and each horse is assessed individually by a team of professionals before beginning a bespoke retraining programme.
Once a horse achieves an appropriate level of retraining it is entered into the loan scheme. All horses remain under the ownership of the TRC, and are visited regularly in their loan homes by volunteer field officers. Over the years the TRC has rehomed hundreds of horses where they continue to lead appropriate post racing careers ranging from hacking and leisure riding to competitive disciplines.

To find out more about The TRC and their services please take a look around the site.

Latest News

A Breath-taking Ride Around the Chatsworth Estate

MORE THAN 100 riders took part in a unique opportunity to ride around the Chatsworth Estate, thanks to the BTRC Ride for Retraining campaign. Basking in sunshine, riders enjoyed a leisurely hack along rolling countryside, taking in the stunning scenery of the Chatsworth Estate whilst raising money for the charity.
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Supporting Charities

Logo of the British Horseracing Authority, which governs and regulates British racing. The logo of the National Equine Welfare Council, which protects the welfare of the horses, donkeys and mules. The logo of the Racing Foundation, which supports charities associated with the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding. The logo of Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), which is British Horseracing's official charity for the welfare of horses who have retired from racing. The logo of the Racing Foundation, which supports charities associated with the horseracing and Thoroughbred breeding.


The logo of TopSpec, helping with the feeding and management of your horse. The logo of Albion Saddlemakers, a world class British manufacturer of competition saddles and accessories. The logo of BedMax Shavings, natural, dust free horse bedding developed and made specifically to help you keep your horse healthy.