Become a "Friend of New Beginnings"

By making a donation online...

With your support we can give former racehorses a safe and secure future – "A Life Past the Post”.

Donations are the single most important source of income for New Beginnings. We work hard by attending more than 20 racecourses per year where we take Mac (Mister McGoldrick) and Louis (Itsmyboy), who stand all day and lets the racing public get up close and stroke a former racehorse, or we take a few of our horses that have successfully re-retrained and often ridden by their new loaners to parade and show the true versatility of these magnificent horses.

You may well have seen us standing at the exit with buckets to collect from the race goers as they leave. The majority of our income comes through donations from the public. Raising funds is a constant challenge, so your help is very much appreciated.

For just a small monthly donation you can help make a huge difference to the horses in our care. The regular donations we receive from our friends and committed givers helps us enormously to plan financially throughout the year.

Please sign up to make a regular monthly gift.

  • £5 will buy a bale of bedding
  • £10 will buy a bag of feed
  • £20 will help to pay for a trim from the farrier
  • £35 will pay for an annual inoculation against equine influenza and tetanus.
  • £40 will buy a bale of haylage

As a thank you we invite our family of committed givers to an annual event (usually in September) at New Beginnings where you can see first hand how valuable your donations are to the care of our horses, the running of our yard and our future development. You will have the opportunity to meet the team, view the yard, facilities and meet some of racing's former legends.

If you feel you can help, even in a small way, please print and complete the Standing Order form [available here].

Single Donations

We would be delighted to accept your donations by either of the means outlined below.

  • Online – make a secure online donation instantly via PayPal PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!
  • By post – please make cheques payable to New Beginnings and send to: New Beginnings, The Grange, Bishop Wilton, York, East Yorkshire Y042 1AQ


Please contact us by email or on 01759 369810 for more information.




Or by sponsoring a New Beginnings Horse

The ideal present for that special someone.

You can keep in touch with one of your racing legends by making a monthly donation of £X will help us continue to offer security for all our horses, but particularly those who, for a variety of reasons, will be seeing out their retirement at home with us.

The horses in this exclusive group are:

  • Mister McGoldrick (Mac)
  • Itsmyboy (Louis)
  • Goldream (Remy)
  • Nearly Caught (Nico)

As a thank you for your regular donation you will receive:

  • A certificate that confirms that you have agreed to sponsor the horse of your choice
  • A photograph of your chosen horse
  • An invitation for you to meet the team, view the yard, see up-close the work we do and meet your horse. The ideal opportunity for a selfie.


Which ever way you choose to support us, you will be playing a big part in makimg sure that New Beginnings can continue to provide security for these magnificent horses.

Thank you......

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