The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre (TRC) in Lancashire is opening its gates to the public on eight occasions this year, instead of staging one big summer open day.
The first two open days were last weekend (17-18 May).
Penny McPhillips from TRC told H&H: “It went extremely well and we’re now taking bookings for June. We had about 60 people in total visit us over the weekend — and one couple even came up from Barnstaple in Devon to see us which we were very impressed by.”
The other open days will be on 14-15 June, 13-14 September, and 18-19 October.
Each day will be limited to 50 visitors, and tickets must be booked in advance.
A spokesman for the TRC said: “We’ve found that smaller open days work better as more people have the opportunity to come along and with less people at each day visitors can get a better idea of the sense of the centre and how we work.”
During the open days the public will have the opportunity to tour the yards, meet the horses, watch demonstrations and meet the staff — including founder Carrie Humble who will host the tours.
Gates open at 10.30 and the event ends at 1pm. Tickets cost £10. Tel: 01524 812649.