British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre visit
The ROA is delighted to reveal the details of the first of a series of member visits this year to racehorse retraining centres around the country. On the morning of Monday, 22nd July we are invited to the British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre (BTRC) in Halton, Lancaster for a tour of their facilities and a chance to learn about how the centre operates and retrains the horses that come into its care. The BTRC was established in 1991 by Carrie Humble and was the first charity in the UK dedicated to the rehabilitation and retraining of ex-racehorses. It moved to Halton in 2005 and the site encompasses 200 acres with its facilities including a dedicated veterinary treatment facility, a horse walker, an indoor and an outdoor arena, as well as both grass and sand turnout paddocks.