Get Started! – education programme

Are you… Aged 19 years or above? Living in West Berkshire? interested in horses? HEROS Charity is offering a unique opportunity for six adults to take part in its new entry-level course, Get Started! – preparing people for the working world. The course is funded by West Berkshire Council’s Community Education Fund and is for…

Your Horse Live 2016

HEROS Charity was chosen as Your Horse Magazine’s Charity of the Year in 2016… At the publication’s flagship YOUR HORSE LIVE event we benefitted from donations at Shop & Drop stations across the two days of pre-Christmas activity. HEROS Charity also had a stand at the event, which provided a great opportunity to meet many…

#RidingForHEROS 2016 at Windsor Racecourse

Guests enjoyed a fun filled day with live auction hosted by racing’s favourite; Richard Phillips and a silent auction with spectacular opportunities to purchase a wide range of donated items and activities that in some instances money just couldn’t buy. Sponsors also generously supported races included Tori Global, Bathwick Tyres, Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, the National Trainers Federation and North Farm Stud. The NTF &…

HEROS expands its education portfolio

To mark the launch of its support the NTF is to sponsor the HEROS Charity Race at Windsor Racecourse on Saturday 27th August 2016. The Windsor Ladies Day fixture is a major fundraiser for the HEROS Charity 10th anniversary #HEROS10 campaign. “I know that we can help learners to improve their skills across the board,”…

Townend gets on board with training

All charities need profile-raising support and HEROS Charity is delighted to welcome the Daily Mail’s racing correspondent Marcus Townend as a HEROS Patron. Marcus and HEROS were introduced recently as he embarked on an incredible journey – not only learning to ride, but also reaching a suitable standard to ride in a charity race at Windsor…

Victoria Pendleton HEROS Charity Ambassador

Victoria, a British cycling gold medalist and now Category A licence jockey, visited HEROS in July to see how we work with ex-racehorses. We look forward to many exciting campaigns working together. She has a unique understanding of what it takes to retire from one sport and retrain to be successful in another discipline. Now…

Connections are on course for HEROS

The West Berkshire Golf Club delivered the friendly and relaxed welcome it is renowned for as 13 teams enjoyed stunning views over the Berkshire Downs and across to the Valley of the Racehorse. Views that a number of guests are very familiar with, including retired jockey-turned-trainer Richard Hughes. He joined fellow retired jockeys John Reid,…

A healthy winter

Autumn is a difficult time of year with horses, particularly when it comes to making decisions about their rugs – our climate can be so changeable. I hope the following principles will help you understand how it is possible to winter your thoroughbred most effectively… Rugging up Many horse owners make the mistake of rugging…

Typical thoroughbred feet

The well known saying `No foot, no horse’ is especially true for the thoroughbred. However, I often hear people say “typical thoroughbred feet” and always leap to the breed’s defense… Most of the lameness I see at HEROS Charity when horses come to us after a career in racing, has little to do with conformation…

Feeding Your Thoroughbred

Thoroughbreds need far more hard feed than many other breeds just to maintain their weight and muscle structure. This is the one area that people seem to have problems with when taking on a thoroughbred… Many are under the impression that if you feed too much it will then become fresh and hard to handle.…