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Celebrating 30 Years of BTRC

With the arrival 2021, it brings with it the BTRC’s 30th Anniversary. Established in 1991, we look back at some of the key moments in the history of BTRC below…

1) Where it all began

In 1991 Carrie Humble MBE wrote an article in Horse & Rider Magazine entitled ‘Bred to Win’. This article proved to be the starting point for Carrie’s dream to develop the idea of a Centre (the very first of its type in Europe) to rehabilitate retired racehorses for equestrian use, assisted by Louise Hart. Whilst privately retraining several retired racehorses, they discovered the apparent need for a Centre to support retired racehorses. Together they developed the concept of the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre and 30 years ago the TRC was born! Carrie rented eight stables at Birkrigg Park in Kendal, Cumbria (pictured) to begin the work of TRC.

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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.

Partnerships

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.