Gifting Process

BTRC never sell any horses, so all horses that are gifted to the Centre are secure for life. If you have a Thoroughbred you wish to re-home with with us please follow the below process. The whole process usually takes 2-4 weeks depending how quickly the owner submits the information and arranges the vetting, horses normally arrive every Monday.

Step 1: Submit an Application Form

Complete an application form and submit a recent photograph and any veterinary history from your vet to

Step 2: Reviewing Your Application

Your application will be reviewed we will be in touch. If all is satisfactory your horse will be offered a conditional place on the retraining and rehoming programme or the Vulnerable Horse Programme subject to a horse passing a simple ‘Fit To Travel’ assessment by your vet and a negative strangles ELISA blood test. (Owners are responsible for the arrangements and costs of the assessment and strangles test).

Step 3: Transfer of Ownership

After receiving the results of the vetting and a negative strangles test result the place will be confirmed. Before your horse arrives at BTRC the owner must complete and sign the ownership transfer forms and the horse must arrive to the Centre with his/her passport. (Owners are responsible for the arrangement and cost of transport).

Funding Your Horse’s Place at BTRC

Regarding the funding for a horse while it is at BTRC; most horses enter with a donation from the owner to cover their horses stay at the Centre. The donation fee is a one off payment that provides for the horse whilst it is at the Centre and also supports the yearly visits that we complete when the horse finds a suitable new loaner.

However, if you are not able to provide a donation and your horse is deemed vulnerable in the current situation then we will use our charitable funds to support the horse to enter the Centre through our Vulnerable Horse Programme (VHP). We do ask that owners of horses entering the Centre through the VHP who are unable to offer the full donation sign up to become a ‘Friend of BTRC’ and donate a small nominal sum each month.

The above does not apply to any horse that is required to enter BTRC due to welfare or veterinary issues. These horses will be fast-tracked in order to provide them with the emergency care and attention they need as quickly as possible.