Sophie Spiteri has been offering a retraining service to racing yards and owners across the UK and Ireland for over 10 years. One of our members was so impressed with their visit that they requested we share Sophie’s details with you.
“I have been lucky enough to work alongside former racehorses for the last 15 years. I have retrained many horses over the years for a number of national and international yards. I pride myself on forming long term relationships with trainers and new owners alike. Acting as a ‘middleman’ between horses exiting the racing industry and the private home and competition scene, all horses undergo assessment and some degree of retraining before they are matched up with suitable long term homes.“
“All horses are individually assessed and worked according to their individual needs and requirements. Horses will generally undergo an assessment period of 3-6 weeks according to their ridden capabilities, before finding private, long term homes. There is no rehoming fee, and all transport and shipping costs are met by ourselves. Should owners wish to stay in touch, an update service is offered for this purpose. All horses are rehomed on long term homing agreements, with references and background checks undertaken as standard.“
Want to find out what your evidence can unlock, and how to create a systematic research method to make DMMO applications to record & save lost routes? The British Horse Society is collaborating with the Ramblers to deliver two training days on Restoring the Record in the South West of England.
The courses will be conducted by two experts, well-known to the BHS: Sarah Bucks, Historic Research Advisor – South Somerset, and Dr Phil Wadey, CABO Hertsmere, Historical Research Advisor to AROWAC & Hertfordshire County Committee Member. They will run from 10am-4pm, covering how to research and apply for routes and the key resources used to study them.
The courses will run in the following locations (click on the link to find out more and book):
Saturday 22 October: Willand Village Hall, Willand, Devon, EX15 2PL.