2019 Events

2019 Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events


BTRC Annual Open Day

Saturday 17th August 2019
11am – 3pm
BTRC, Whinney Hill, Aughton Road, Halton LA2 6PQ

Come and visit the BTRC – meet our horses, find out more about our work, take a tour of the facilities and eat some tasty cakes!!! Joining us, we are excited to have The British Horse Society North Region, Bedmax, TopSpec and North Lancashire Bridleways Society.
Admission is free, donations are welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

11am – Open

11.30 – 12.30 – Introduction to BTRC & Yard Tour

12.30 – 1.30 – An Insight into Retraining & Future Careers

1.30pm – 3pm – Open Yard


BHS National Convention

Sunday 15th September
Aintree Racecourse


BTRC Race Day

Saturday 9th November
Aintree Racecourse

Past Events


Cumbria Crystal Trophy Day – Cartmel Races

Saturday 20th July 2019
Cartmel Racecourse, Cumbria

Come and visit us in the Paddock Enclosure, meet BTRC Mascot Washbear and have a chat with us about our work.

Bishop Burton Equine Performance Conference

Sunday 14th July 2019
Bishop Burton College, Yorkshire

BTRC will be delivering a demonstration at 1.45pm in the Equine Arena, discussing the longevity and sustainability of future careers for retired racehorses.


Ripon Races

Sunday 19th May 2019

Ripon Racecourse, Yorkshire


All About The Horse Raceday

Sunday 3rd March 2019
Sedgefield Racecourse, Stockton-on-Tees TS21 2HW
A great day of racing at the charming Sedgefield Racecourse. The day is focused around informing the public about how race horses are looked after before, during and after their racing careers. Come and visit our stand and meet the BTRC shetland mascot, Washbear!
For more info and tickets click here. 

BTRC Yard Visit

Saturday 23rd March 2019 11am – 1pm
BTRC, Whinney Hill, Aughton Road, Halton LA2 6PQ
£10 per adult / £5 per child or concession (to include light refreshments)
Come along to our Yard Visit for a wonderful opportunity to meet the BTRC horses, learn about the re-training work we do in preparation for re-homing, find out more about our loan scheme, take the opportunity to look round our impressive facilities and watch ridden demonstrations.
Booking required, please email lauren@thetrc.co.uk

BHS CPD Day – A Holistic Approach to Training

Monday 25th March 2019 9.30am – 5pm
BTRC, Whinney Hill, Aughton Road, Halton LA2 6PQ

The age old saying ‘Horses for courses’ still stands the tests of time, but how carefully do we assess the needs of our horses for the job we are asking them to do? Together with the BHS North West we hope to bring you a fascinating day of training covering:

  • Initial assessments
  • Diagnosis – identifying pain or behaviour
  • Suitable training for realistic goals
  • Sustainability – effective maintenance

Receive expert knowledge from Gordon Sidlow (BVMS MRCVS), FEI 5* Vet and Gillian Carlisle, BTRC CEO (BHSII, SM) along with experts in nutrition and farriery. This counts as CPD for BHS APC’s.

For more info and booking click here.