A UNIQUE challenge has been launched to mark the 25th Anniversary of The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre. 2016 is a very special year for the Centre and to celebrate this occasion a nationwide initiative – Ride for Retraining – is underway to raise a massive £100,000 by riding around the equivalent of Britain’s coastline! The scheme will see horse riders from the length and breadth of Britain taking part and joining forces to tally up the total mileage with a target of 7,723 miles – the distance around Britain’s mainland coast. All money raised will go to building a further 40 stables at the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre in Lancashire – doubling the size of the current facility with the aim of helping even more of the thousands of racehorses retired from the sport each year.
To take part in Ride for Retraining all you need to do is sign up to ride and donate £10. Everyone who registers will receive a Ride for Retraining high visibility tabard to wear while out hacking or on a pleasure ride. To register for your own ride please click the button below. If you are wanting to take part in one of our upcoming organised rides please use the forms further below.
Ride for Retraining Events in 2016…
Chatsworth House Charity Hack
Sunday 10th July 2016
Chatsworth House Estate: 10.30am – 3.30pm
Over 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. Click here to read more about this event or visit our Facebook page to see the photos.
Holker Hall Charity Hack
Sunday 24th April
Holker Hall/Cartmel Racecourse: 10am – 2pm
More than sixty riders took part when a unique challenge to Britain’s equestrian community was launched in the beautiful Holker Hall Estate in the heart of the Lake District on April 24. This was the first organised event for the Ride for Retraining campaign. Click here to read more about this event or visit our Facebook page to see the photos.