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Celebrating BTRC’s Vulnerable Horse Programme

BTRC is the pioneering Thoroughbred welfare centre in the UK and for almost 30 years has been a safe haven for any Thoroughbred that has fallen on hard times as the Charity will never turn away a horse that needs our help.

We are a dedicated and expert team that care daily for our wonderful 4-legged family of boys and girls, supported by West Ridge Equine veterinary practice as well as offering a 24/7 emergency hotline for any TB owner (please call 01524 812649 at any time). Our charitable activities along with support from the Racing Industry fund these vulnerable horses through their rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming including regular checks to ensure their future is safe-guarded for life. As BTRC never sells their horses but instead offers them on forever loan.

If you or anyone you know are struggling to care for your horse, for any reason. In particular due to the financial impact of COVID19 or if you need to rehome your horse but cannot sell it due to veterinary issues or behavioural problems, then please contact us. If you would like to donate to help us help more retired racehorses please click here.

We hope you enjoy the before and afters video below. All these horses entered BTRC under the Vulnerable Horse Programme and thanks to our team, and not forgetting TopSpec who provide all the food that meets the nutritional needs to allow these horses to develop strength and condition in order to their very best.



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. The logo of Lister, trimming, clipping, shampoos, conditioners and accessories for your horse.