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Your HEROS horse application


We are committed to matching each horse to its new owner or loanee and providing ongoing support to ensure a sustainable, safe and healthy future for our #HEROShorses. In doing so we support the racing industry and its commitment to ex-racehorse welfare.

Please complete the application form below and we will be in touch with further details of the process. Thank you.


  1. Contact – calls will usually be made during the working day so it is important to have a daytime number.
  2. Viewing a horse – you are expected to bring suitable riding attire, including a hat that confirms to current standards and a body protector. We can lend you a body protector if required.
  3. Financial referee – family members are not acceptable unless you are under 18, in which case parents will be responsible for all financial matters relating to the horse.
  4. Horse husbandry referee – family members are not acceptable as horse husbandry referees, please consider asking an equestrian professional. If you are under 18 please provide Pony Club or riding instructor details.
  5. Guidance notes are available HERE
  6. Download a PDF checklist

If you have any queries in the mean time please contact Hilary Parsons in the HEROS Charity office on 01488 638820 or