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Emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and inclusion are at the heart of all of Greatwood’s Animal Assisted Intervention (AAI) educational programmes.

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Changing Lives... Creating Futures...

Greatwood is the only organisation that uses former racehorses to educate disadvantaged children and young adults with Special Educational Needs (SEN).


Emotional wellbeing, mindfulness and inclusion are at the heart of all of Greatwood's educational programmes. View our Policies, view our event calendar and see what educational experts think of us.

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A former racehorse has much to offer after its period of rehabilitation and Greatwood makes every effort to match the right horse with a carer. Greatwood equine management staff carefully vets all applicants to ensure that ultimately both horse and carer have a long and happy life together.

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Donations and support are the life blood of Greatwood. Our work costs Greatwood over £500,000 annually. You can help Greatwood rescue and care for neglected and ill treated former racehorses and educate and inspire children with special educational needs. See how you can help us.

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Greatwood Horse Show

Saturday 30th June 2018

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Assisting with the Rehabilitation of Former Racehorses

GREATWOOD PILOTS INNOVATIVE NEW PROGRAMME H.O.P.E™ (Horses Opportunities Progression Employment)

H.O.P.E™ focuses on encouraging increased self-esteem and development of confidence in a secure and nurturing environment.

The H.O.P.E™ Wellbeing Weekend - Friday 30th November - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Making Mental Health Matter

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Diary Dates

Greatwood Education Diary Dates


Your Career Calling
Every Monday - Wednesday, September 2018 - July 2019

This programme delivers a City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land Based Studies and is delivered as a study programme for learners aged 16-19 years of age. Fully funded.



Greatwood H.O.P.E. Programme
30 Nov - 2 Dec 2018

Greatwood has piloted a new suite of educational programmes in 2018. H.O.P.E™ focuses on addressing the effects of trauma (including PTSD), aiming to promote Post-Traumatic Growth and personal development.



Greatwood Horse Show 2019
Saturday, 29 June 2019



Get Going Course
at Greatwood Charity

This programme delivers a nationally recognised accredited qualification in basic horse care

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Former Racehorses Looking for a Home