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debbie&andrew’s micro sponsorship schemedebbie&andrew’s micro sponsorships recognised as a ‘welly good’ initiative supporting rural communities
April 2016 - debbie&andrew’s is proud to say its community micro sponsorship scheme has been short listed for the Samworth Rural Action Award by the Responsible Business Awards. Read more ..

Mally - Horse of the MonthHorse of the Month
October 2014 - 'Mally'. Malapropism (now known as Mally) ran in 154 races between 2002 and 2009 – only one other British racehorse has ever run more in their career. Read more ..

Greatwood Charity Celebrates Educational SuccessGreatwood Charity Celebrates Educational Success
On Friday 11th July 2014, Greatwood held a presentation ceremony to celebrate the success of its students during 2013-2014 academic year. Read more ..

Cheltenham Racecourse LogoCheltenham seeks new sponsor for big handicap hurdle at the open as Greatwood's connection ends
Cheltenham Racecourse announced today that the valuable handicap hurdle on The Open Sunday, November 18, 2012, will be run under a different name this year as the 11-year association with Greatwood, the retired racehorse welfare charity, has ended. The Greatwood Handicap Hurdle was sponsored on behalf of the charity by Nigel Bunter, owner of the Barbury Castle Estate, which is home to the Barbury Castle Horse Trials and to the stables of leading Jumps trainer Alan King. Read more ..

Frilford Golf Day 2012

The second playing of the GREATWOOD Charity Golf Day at Frilford Heath Golf Club on May 14th 2012 dawned wet and dank and arch Golf rivals Nicky Henderson and Alan King, lead teams in a Betterball Stableford competition. Read more ..


NOCN Presentation DayNOCN Presentation Day
Torrential downpours were not going to prevent us from holding our annual NOCN presentation day for the students that had successfully completed their educational courses to receive their NOCN certificates. Read more ..

Barbury Horse Trails - Painting your Patriotic PonyBarbury Horse Trials guide to painting your patriotic pony
Equestrian fans wanting to enter into the spirit of the forthcoming summer of patriotic and Best of British celebrations need look no further than Barbury Horse Trials guide to Painting your Patriotic Pony (or horse). Read more ..

Forest of Dean Half MarathonForest of Dean Half Marathon
On Sunday 1st April Danny Anholt (Director of Riding), Sue Jones (Stable Manager),Jo Roper (Instructor), Camilla Jackson (Head groom) and grooms – Flora Rigby & Laurel Cooke all took part in the Forest of Deane Half marathon raising money on behalf of Greatwood.  They all completed the 13.3 miles in times of – Camilla 1.46:28, Danny 1.51:17, Sue 1.54:41, Jo 2.12:16, Laurel 2.06:11 & Flora 2.09:35 and are on track to raise their target of £1000. First time half marathon runner Flora said ‘ It was a brilliant experience, the first of many to come. I hope the money we raised will make a difference at Greatwood’. All the runners had a wonderful day and we at Millfield are very proud of their efforts.

Kauk Lauf was nominated for a Pride of Swindon awardPride of Greatwood
Kirk Lauf was nominated for a Pride of Swindon award having volunteered at Greatwood for the past 3 years. Kirk, an employee of INTEL in Swindon, has helped to set up Greatwood's network of computers and laptops and donated numerous computers, software, hardware and printers to the charity. Read more ..

Greatwood Staff celebrates 10 years in wiltshireGreatwood celebrates 10 years in Wiltshire
On January 25th 2012 Greatwood Charity celebrated a decade in Wiltshire. During this time the charity has rehabilitated and re-homed hundreds of former racehorses as well as helped over 2000 children with special education needs (SEN) within the region, enabling many to follow a career with horses. First time half marathon runner Flora said ‘ It was a brilliant experience, the first of many to come. I hope the money we raised will make a difference at Greatwood’. All the runners had a wonderful day and we at Millfield are very proud of their efforts.

Millfield School fundraising for GreatwoodStaff at Millfield School running for Greatwood
Staff at Millfield School in Somerset are supporting Greatwood by running the Forest of Dean Half Marathon on April 4th! Please help them to support us by visiting their Just Giving site We would like to wish the guys and girls the very best of luck!

Jilly Cooper OBE visits GreatwoodGreatwood grads honoured by Jilly Cooper OBE
Jilly Cooper,OBE, renowned for her bestselling novels Riders, Polo and her most recent book Jump as well as her for love for horses, was at Greatwood Charity today presenting seventeen students with their OCN certificate’s who have successfully completed the Horse Power program. A total of 48 children with Special Education Needs (SEN) from the Wiltshire area have successfully passed through Greatwood’s recognised Horse Power Program this year. Read more ..

Mally AppealMally Appeal
We were recently asked if we could help this horse by finding him a good, safe and secure home. He had been at livery nearby and was greatly loved and looked after but his owner wanted to feel that he could have a second career after racing. We looked up his form and were astounded! We have only ever come across one horse that could even try to measure up to his number of runs, and that was Montendre (another Greatwood horse) with 104. Read more ..

Chris Vine became familiar with Greatwood Charity at the Newbury Race Day some years ago. Having been a keen racing enthusiast for over 30 years, Chris was always aware of the many horses that leave racing every year, and that some can fall upon hard times. For this reason, back in 2009, Chris decided to become a ‘Friend’ of Greatwood’ to support their efforts in racehorse welfare. Read more ..

Greatwood Cheltenham Hurdle 2011Greatwood Cheltenham Hurdle 2011 - The Charity Sweepstake - the last race (4.10) on Sunday 13th November 2011
The Charity Race raised over £30,000 this year - our boggest day ever! Becky Furber provided Champion Jump trainer Paul Nicholls with his seventh win at this weekend Open fixture at Cheltenham Racecourse in a nail biting battle up the Cheltenham hill to clinch victory in the Greatwood Charity Race, on board the Terry Warner owned Rock of Deauville. Read more ..


2011 Greatwood Christmas DrawJust Text Giving for Greatwood
JustTextGiving by Vodafone enables charities of every size - as well as individual fundraisers - to collect donations by text using a unique code. Our partnership with JustGiving means that Greatwood can use the power of text messaging to raise money - free. You don't even have to be a Vodafone customer to give or receive with JustTextGiving by Vodafone.

Donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 by text to Greatwood and individual fundraisers that have signed up for JustTextGiving by Vodafone. Read more..


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