Every year thousands of racehorses leave the sport due to injury, old age or a lack of ability. But retirement from racing does not have to mean the end. This was the conclusion Grace Muir reached whilst working as Stud Manager at North Farm Stud near Wantage in England.
The idea of HEROS (Homing Ex-Racehorses Organisation Scheme) began to take shape in the early 1990s, when owners and trainers asked Grace to rehome their racehorses. A large network of clients has now been built up and many other people contact HEROS daily, as the word spreads. With a lifetime’s experience of horses, knowledge and experience of racing, plus a range of excellent contacts, Grace knew there was scope to give these horses a second chance – with a new career. There are many opportunities for them such as eventing, dressage, polo, show-jumping, hacks, companions and more. Since she started rehoming racehorses, with the support of her father and mother, Ian and Agnes Muir, Grace and her team have successfully rehomed over 300 ex-racehorses.
The Swallows North Farm Stud Fawley Wantage Oxfordshire OX12 9NJ
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