Gifting a horse

Mount Athos and Kieren Fallon win at York


The BTRC is able to offer owners and trainers peace of mind that whether the horse comes to us straight from racing/training or from private post-racing homes, we are able to provide them with a safe and secure future. By rehoming the horses through our loan scheme they all remain under ownership of the BTRC for the rest of their lives.

The application process for potential loaners is very thorough and when a horse has found an ideal loan home it receives regular checks to ensure its continued well-being. If a loaner should undergo a change in circumstances that means they can no longer look after the horse properly, the horse is returned to the centre until another suitable home is found. This system ensures that no horse gifted to the BTRC will ever become vulnerable.

When gifting a horse to the BTRC we ask for a donation to help with our retraining and care, but for some horses a funded position is available, supported by ROR.

Previous owner Mel came back to visit her horse she had gifted to BTRC and had this to say, ‘Thank you for letting me come to visit at the weekend. It was great to see Mobsy looking so well and happy. I see he has lost none of his charm or character since being at the the Centre. The staff were, as ever, amazing and so friendly and it is such a wonderful set up you have there. The hardest thing was saying goodbye when he looked at me with his big round eyes. I know now that I 100% made the right decision. Many thanks. It truly is a horse’s paradise. ‘ – 28 November 2016