The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre (BTRC), established in 1991, is the pioneering Thoroughbred welfare centre in the UK and for over 30 years has been a safe haven for any Thoroughbred that has fallen on hard times as the Charity will never turn away a horse that needs help.
BTRC is dedicated to improving and promoting the welfare of retired racehorses through education, rehabilitation, retraining and suitable rehoming to ensure that our Thoroughbreds have a rewarding and valuable life after their racing careers have ended.
BTRC aim to help as many horses as possible each year to be rehomed, these horses either come straight from the racing industry or pre-trained equestrian homes that for many reasons can no longer cope or care for the horse. The horses then enter the loan programme and are matched with suitable loaners, but all horses remain under BTRC ownership for the rest of their life. Over the years the BTRC has re-homed hundreds of horses where they continue to lead appropriate post-racing careers ranging from hacking and leisure riding to competitive disciplines.
BTRC is based just outside of Halton, Lancashire on a 200-acre site with facilities including an indoor arena, outdoor arena, horse walker, sand pens, lunge pen and 45 stables.