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The Racehorse Sanctuary

The Racehorse Sanctuary

South East

The charity was founded in March 2006 by Graham Oldfield and Sue Collins with a nucleus of horses including the late much-loved Moorcroft Boy.

The aims and objectives of The Racehorse Sanctuary are the rescue, rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming of thoroughbred horses, particularly ex-racehorses, on a lifetime basis; providing long-term care for animals that are not suitable for rehoming; raising awareness of the career opportunities available to ex-racehorses; and providing advice to owners on the care ex-racehorses, particularly those with racing-related issues and to address the problems of older animals. The charity seeks to implement welfare policies widely recognised as setting the highest industry standards. For otherwise sound horses, who cannot be ridden, including former brood-mares, we have worked to identify and fulfil demand for companion horses. We have trialled the use of foster homes as part of the process of finding long term homes for our horses. Our work to rehabilitate ex-racehorses facing challenging issues has been recognised by the support we have received to establish The Peter O’Sullevan High Dependency Unit, opened in 2017 by Patron Jilly Cooper. The small percentage of our horses, who cannot be rehomed but are capable of a good quality of life in our care are given Sanctuary at our working base: The Stable Yard @ Mulsey Farm in West Sussex. This facility has been the subject of extensively refurbishment thanks to a generous benefactor.

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The Racehorse Sanctuary

HORS004 Spring 2020: Sick and Injured Horses

Spring 2020: Sick and Injured Horses

Meeting the costs of caring for sick and injured horses is a very real and never-ending challenge; please give generously to help us to help them.... Read more

HORS003 Christmas and Winter Appeal

Christmas and Winter Appeal

To enable us to concentrate on the challenges we face and to pay the bills at the end of the month, we desperately need reliable regular income. ... Read more

HORS001 The Racehorse Sanctuary General Appeal for Support

The Racehorse Sanctuary General Appeal for Support

They cannot all be winners but they spend their lives trying. Thoroughbred horses are amazingly versatile athletes with so much to give after racing.... Read more