Equine Grass Sickness Fund

Equine Grass Sickness is a 95% fatal disease of unknown cause, which paralyses the equine digestive system.

The Equine Grass Sickness Fund is dedicated to finding the cause and improving the treatment of chronic cases www.grasssickness.org.uk


Established in 1993 Greatwood is the only former racehorse welfare charity that does not have criteria for entry; Greatwood will never turn away a horse at risk; in danger of neglect; or suffering. In addition Greatwood was the first equine welfare organisation in the UK to use former racehorses to educate children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Greatwood’s innovative accredited education programmes have a direct and positive impact on the racing industry by:

• Sustaining and increasing the participation in the sport through education

• Encouraging young people to participate experience and understand horse racing

• Encouraging the consideration of the horse racing industry as a career option

• Growing and diversifying the fan base of the sport through education

• Registered Charity: 1117322

For more information:  Tel: 01672 514535 / Email: info@greatwoodcharity.org


HEROS Charity

HEROS is a registered charity (Charity Number 1115174) dedicated to re-training and re-homing racehorses when they retire from their career on the track. Thoroughbreds are a very versatile breed and able to adapt to other disciplines very quickly, HEROS horses have gone on to excel in polo, eventing and show-jumping.

Equally we take in ex-racehorses who are in need of a quieter pace of life and looking for a home to go out on quiet hacks.

If you would like further information please contact one of the team on education@heroscharity.org

Jockeys Education & Training Scheme

JETS provides a range of career development support to aid professional jockeys.

JETS works with jockeys to make them aware of their strengths, attributes and transferable skills from race riding to ensure they have successful second careers regardless of the circumstances in which they retire from riding.

JETS works with jockeys from the very start of their career through its Personal Development Plans which cover a range of key personal and professional areas to ensure each jockey reaches their potential and is well prepared for their lives ahead. JETS also provides financial support to help jockeys with training courses and further education as well as career advice and guidance.

Recently, JETS has produced a series of Jockey Matters films to help educate and signpost support for jockeys in key areas of welfare including Mental Health, Nutrition, Injury Rehabilitation and Concussion.

JETS also runs its ‘Friends of JETS’ scheme whereby companies can officially link to the charity and offer career support to jockeys in the form of taster days, career guidance and other opportunities. 

Joel The Sculptress

The Sculptress Joel undertakes commissions and studies, working in close detail and achieving excellent portraits of Animals and People and designs of environmental features.

She has been sculpting professionally for over twenty years. JOEL has been asked to make a series of portraits of British Wild life to raise awareness and funds for nature conservation projects.

Recent years have also brought many private commissions and limited editions of large scale portraits. Over the years there have been many sponsored editions and commissions:

The Shire Horse Society, Welsh Pony & Cob Society, Percheron Horse Society, International Shetland Pony Show, International League for the Protection of Horses, Burmese Cat Club.

Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre

Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre is a registered charity and our mission is to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses that have been gifted to us so that they can have a real chance at a second career.

Do you need help with schooling your ex-racehorse short-term or with veterinary advice regarding ex-racehorses? 

We can provide help and assistance with this - please call Mary for a chat about your requirements on 07929 666408

National Equine Welfare Council

National Equine Welfare Council (CIC)

We work to protect horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, by providing support, guidance and a communication forum to equine organisations,

businesses and charities to help raise equine welfare standards nationwide.

Northern Racing College

Northern Racing College (NRC) provides a responsive centre of training excellence within the north, identifying, encouraging and nurturing talent, particularly within young people.

NRC’s wide ranges of courses specifically cater for the staffing needs of the British racing industry.

We are a winning team. With 94% of our Foundation Course students going on to exciting careers in the horse racing industry, many of whom continue their education with NRC during their employment.

In only 12 weeks you could be qualified to work in the horse racing industry.

Our team can help you achieve your potential.   Be part of the NRC’s winning alumni of success!

Racing Together

Racing Together encompasses all of British racing’s community engagement activity and is a partnership of racing and non-racing charities, and other organisations who work across the sport to benefit others.

Through a dynamic website we provide a hub that highlights racing’s capacity and creativity in supporting its local communities.

www.racingtogether.co.uk / Twitter: @RacingTogether


Racing Welfare

Racing Welfare is the only charity that supports all people who work in racing – stud, stable and support staff; from their recruitment right through to retirement and beyond.

Our support is available to everyone working in the thoroughbred and arab racing industries, including point-to-point racing. 

Racing Welfare’s services are nationally accessible with offices in the main racing centres (Newmarket, Lambourn, Middleham, Malton and Epsom) and roving Welfare Officers covering the whole of the country.

Racing’s Support Line, our multi-channel helpline is available 24 hours a day.