How to Help

Make a DonationDONATE-NOW

With your support we can give ex-racehorses a new life and purpose…

Donations are the single most important source of income for the BTRC. Since the TRC began is 1991 your donations have enabled the charity to help over 600 horses and to grow from assisting just 8 horses at a time, to today being able to provide a safe place and appropriate re-training for up to 45 horses at any one time. Although we receive a small amount of funding from the Retraining of Racehorses, the majority of our income comes from public donations. To donate online please click here or to make an offline donation please call 01524 812649 or post a cheque (made payable to The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre LTD) to Whinney Hill, Aughton Road, Halton, Lancaster, LA2 6PQ.

Make a one off donation through ‘Just Giving’

Become a Friend of the BTRC – Committed Giver

Just a small monthly donation can make a huge difference to the horses in our care. The regular donations we receive from our friends and committed givers help us enormously.

As a thank you our family of committed givers are welcome to book a visit to BTRC anytime to see our horses and learn how valuable the donations are to the running and development of the Charity and how each horse benefits directly. You will have the opportunity to meet the team, view the farm and facilities and enjoy watching horses going through their re-training. If you can support us with a monthly donation, please click here to become a friend of the BTRC.

Make a monthly donation to secure income for the work of the TRC

Donate for Free whilst you Shop Online

Register with Easyfundraising and when you shop online they will donate to BTRC. Once registered, you just shop as normal and the donations for BTRC roll in!
If you are a keen Amazon shopper, please use Amazon Smile to select BTRC as your cause using our charity number 1089564. If you shop regularly on Amazon, why not install ‘Smilematic’ a free Chrome extension that directs you every single time to Amazon Smile without you needing to remember, that way BTRC will be sure to receive your donations. To download please click here.


Wills & LegaciesLegacy

By leaving a gift in your will, you help us plan for the future – one where ex-racehorses receive the care, re-training and consideration they deserve. It will cost you nothing during your lifetime but each and every legacy left to the BTRC, whether it is £100 or £100,000, is greatly appreciated and is a wonderful way in which you can ensure your help continues to improve the lives of many horses in the future. If you have already made a Will, asking a solicitor to add a codicil to your existing will enables you to leave a legacy to BTRC whist still ensuring that other provisions remain unchanged and saves you having your Will completely re-written. Click here for more information.

Volunteer for BTRC

volunteersHere at the BTRC we have so many opportunities for you to get involved in and help us out. If you are looking for some experience working with Thoroughbreds, then why not come and volunteer on the yard? If you have office experience and would like to help out with the day to day running of a well-established equine charity you can come and volunteer in the office. Or if you just want to give something back and have the skills and knowledge we could use then why not get in touch as there are so many aspects of BTRC you could help out with whether it be yard work, farm maintenance, grounds maintenance, fundraising, merchandise, event organisation etc.

If you are interested in a volunteer position please call Alex on 01524 812649 or email

Fundraising Events

If you would like to support BTRC by putting on your own fundraising event, we would be extremely happy to support this. Events can range from a local bake sale to organising a competition at your yard with all entry fees going to BTRC. Your event does not have to be horsey at all, just anything you can think of! We support external fundraising events in any way possible; having a presence at the event, giving out prizes, supplying you with BTRC merchandise and marketing. If you are thinking of raising money for BTRC by way of an event, we would love to hear from you! Call 01524 812649 or email

Charity of the Year

Companies of all sizes can help fund the continued work of the BTRC by choosing us as your charity of the year, we welcome support from all business sectors.
As well as providing essential help for us, having a charity of the year encourages teamwork within your organisation as everyone pulls together to work towards a target. We will promote your involvement on our website, in our newsletters and by press releases to relevant media. You will If you would like to make the BTRC your charity of the year please contact our Office Manager on 01524 812649 or email

Work Experience

Here at the BTRC we like to work closely with schools, colleges and universities to welcome students for work experience from both the UK and internationally. We feel students can learn a lot about retraining and rehabilitating ex-racehorses whilst here and have some great feedback from students who have been to work with us. We have taken students from many different places including Reaseheath College, Warwickshire University, Myerscough College, Royal Veterinary College London, Liverpool University and many others. We can offer placements to students age 16 years upwards, and residential placements with on site self catering shared accommodation to 18 years and upwards. Please click here for further information.

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