New Beginnings became a charity in January 2016 (Registered Charity number 1165357) having been a Community Interest Company for six years.

The ‘passion’ behind New Beginnings is to provide a safe supportive environment for former racehorses to adapt and learn new skills after they have finished their first career in racing. They are offered a “Life past the Post’’.

Since its inception the priority for New Beginnings has been, and always will be, the welfare of our horses and those horses that are looking for a safe and secure home.

The aim of New Beginnings is not to be a sanctuary, we look to re-train and re-home as many suitable former racehorses as possible. Horses are ‘loaned’ to long term forever homes but will always return to New Beginnings if circumstances change, guaranteeing a secure future for these horses as they will never be sold.

All horses that come to New Beginnings are assessed and a training program is planned, which includes rehabilitation if required. Initially, horses are generally turned away and introduced to groups to allow them to relax, settle and enjoy equine company and often learn social skills through becoming part of a small herd. This helps them to adjust to their lifestyle change and, once the horse is relaxed and happy, then their re-training program will commence.


Find out more about the humans
behind the horses

Who we are

Providing a safe and secure environment
for former racehorses

What we do

Our essential
support network

Patrons & Trustees

Our retraining methodology
and success stories

How we do it

Retraining of Racehorses


The Grange on the Halifax Estate
offers us superb facilities


Getting to the track is a great opportunity
to showcase the work we do