Community Engagement

The Horseracing industry is united in promoting the welfare of Thoroughbreds and therefore we are delighted to be engaging with different groups and sectors of the community both at the Centre and by regularly doing out reach visits at different events.

Community Engagement at BTRC

Here at BTRC we recognise the importance of interacting with different people from all backgrounds and walks of life. Horses provide focus, routine and responsibility to those who care for them and are a wonderful ‘release’ for many. Welcoming community groups to the Centre allows those who may not normally get the chance to interact with horses an experience they will learn and benefit from. For those groups that have experience with horses it is a chance to learn about British Thoroughbred Aftercare and get to know more about the life our horses lead after their racing days are over.

If you would like to get in touch about booking a visit for your group please contact Lauren on or 01524 812649.

BTRC Out & About

In addition to working with groups at the Centre, BTRC attend outreach events to engage with the public and raise awareness of British Thoroughbred Aftercare. As well as an information and merchandise stand we regularly take our horses out and about along with the BTRC Mascot, Washbear. As a shetland, Washbear is a great addition to the team as she is interesting to Children and encourages the interaction between horse and human at a young age. If you would like us to attend your event, please get in touch with Lauren on or 01524 812649.

How does BTRC help?

The BTRC aims to provide Aftercare services and support in four ways:

  1. 24/7 Thoroughbred Helpline
  2. Vulnerable Horse Programme  – including Rehabilitation and Retraining.
  3. Education 
  4. Community Engagement (you are here)

For more information on Aftercare such as who is responsible and how Aftercare in the UK is funded please go to our BTA FAQ’s.