Desert Orchid supports racehorse rehabilitation

  • If you are looking for things to do over the Bank Holiday weekend, why not spend a few hours learning about the rehabilitation and re-homing of racehorses once their racing career has come to an end, and meet Desert Orchid at the same time.

    Greatwood Caring for Retired Racehorses, situated near Marlborough in Wiltshire will be holding its annual open day on Sunday 28 August. This year it will be offering a unique insight into its work with workshops and demonstrations to include sessions by remedial farriers, demonstrations by equine yard managers, and discussions on the care of individual horses. Demonstrations will take place throughout the day.

    “We hope that people will come and be fascinated by the work that we do with ex racehorses here at Greatwood and will go away having had both a fun and interesting day out,” explains Greatwood founder Helen Yeadon.

    A highlight of the day will be the parade of horses, which includes some very special guests in Desert Orchid and the recently retired Geos, who will be parading alongside Greatwood resident Deano’s Beeno, and other horses both currently being rehabilitated as well as those that have successfully been rehomed.

    There will be a raffle and tombola, with refreshments stands on site. Gates will open to the public at 11.30 am and entry will be £5 per person.

    For more information about Greatwood visit: www.racehorsesgreatwood.org

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