Greatwood Horses Looking for a Home


Please view our selection of horses we currently have available for re-homing.
Tobago one of our horses which needs re-homing, please view all our horses

An ex-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.

Requirements for re-homing a Greatwood Horse:

  • Knowledgeable, caring people
  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Thoroughbred experience
  • Below 12 stone
  • Ability, facilities and commitment

Once a suitable match has been made:

  • Applicant’s references and facilities will be checked
  • If this is satisfactory to the staff, the applicants will then be asked to sign a legal contract and make a donation of £750
  • Carers are required to become a Friend of Greatwood for the duration of the loan - this costs just £5 per month

This donation towards the substantial running costs of Greatwood is very much appreciated when a horse is re-homed.

While Greatwood expects all horses to remain with the carer for the rest of their natural lives, a firm contract is in place whereby horses cannot be sold on or moved without Greatwood's permission and regular welfare checks are undertaken.

Prospective carers please:

Sanctuary / Horse Power Horses

We would love to rehabiliate and re-home all the horses that come into our care, but many have injuries or other issues that prevent them being re-homed as a ridden horse or companion.  Those horses remain in our Sanctuary at Greatwood for the remainder of their lives and if assessed as suitable go on to have a second career in helping our visiting children with special educational needs. Please take the time to meet some of our Sanctuary horses.

Rehoming a Horse with Greatwood

Natterjack, a former Greatwood horse re-homed by Penny BunterNatterjack, a former Greatwood horse re-homed by Penny Bunter. Photo courtesy of David Hooper/Daily Mail

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