Support Racehorse Relief

by Paul Massey in Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total raised £8,440

raised so far

+ est. £851.25 Gift Aid



Help fund the completion of the retraining and rehoming of 29 ex-racehorses.

by Paul Massey in Helston, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 24th May 2023 we'd raised £8,002 with 44 supporters in 21 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

If we're lucky enough to reach our target for two months of feed, hay and bedding, then we would stretch our goal to four months of these costs.


Why Racehorse Relief needs your support:

Racehorse Relief is the largest and only accredited racehorse rehabilitation centre in the south-west. Established in 2011, we have rehabilitated, retrained and rehomed dozens of ex-racehorses.

Horses often leave racing at a young age with 20 years ahead of them. We believe in retraining these beautiful animals for a second career. We assess their abilities, and then, after some caring rehabilitation, we retrain them for eventing, dressage, showjumping, or simply to be happy-hackers.

Our supporters are a crucial part of aiding our work. With no government funding, we rely on limited industry support, rehoming fees and public donations. In order to allow us to work towards this important cause, helping former racehorses have meaningful and secure futures, it is critical for us to gain public support.

We currently have 28 residents. The feed, hay and bedding for these thoroughbreds costs £4,000 per month. We are looking to raise funds for two months with a stretch goal of a further two months.


Eight year old daisy (above) has some behavioural issues which were caused by stomach ulcers, this made her very sore and grumpy. The ulcers have been cleared up (this process takes about six months), now we have to build her trust in humans again in order to find her a forever home. This can take some time but she is responding well. 


By supporting our campaign, you will be helping Daisy and friends complete their retraining and find their forever homes.


We are so grateful for the large amount of support we have received from organisations and individuals helping us in the form of supplying rewards. Thankyou to everyone who has generously given their time or items to the cause.

We ask that when claiming a reward you consider adding an additional donation at the checkout - this will be vital in reaching our goal and continuing our work.

Grand Prize - Racehorse Relief VIP Demo Day alongside Martin Clunes

Racehorse Relief is not open to the public. For our grand prize we will be inviting individuals to have a rare insight of what we do at Racehorse Relief. This prize is an exclusive VIP demo day at Racehorse Relief with guest attendee, Martin Clunes. The day will consist of a yard tour of the facilities we use to aid retraining, a riding demo with one of our resident horses and head girl, a dog agility demo from Roseland Dog Agility as well as cream teas and refreshments on the day (please make us aware of any allergies/intolerances when claiming the reward).

If you are unable to make this event, take a look at our other exciting Experiences:

2 X Adult General admission Hickstead Tickets 

Hickstead have very kindly agreed to donate an unlimited amount of tickets to the cause. Individuals that donate £50+ are eligible for claiming the reward and will receive two adult day tickets for either Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th June at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting 2023. This is one of the most iconic showjumping events in the world, hosting an array of international showjumping classes. While the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting is best known for international showjumping, there’s so much more to see and do including hundreds of national jumping classes for horses and ponies of all sizes, plus championship showing, scurry driving and lots more. Visitors can enjoy browsing in the shopping village, families will love the funfair, while the many bars, restaurants and street food stands offer something for everyone. Visit for more information. These tickets are being sold at their original worth with an option to add an extra donation at checkout. 

Royal Cornwall Show Family Day Ticket

The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association are kindly donating a family day ticket (2 x Adults, 2 x Children 5-15) to the cause. Set in Wadebridge, this agricultural show is an extremely popular attraction within Cornwall, occurring on the 8th – 10th of June 2023. Enjoy everything that Cornwall has to offer with entertainment, shopping, competition, food and farming. Experience everything from ponies to Tractors, top livestock, a renowned Flower Show, Cider Championships and more! 

Alexander Ede Equine or Human Sports Massage

Alexander Ede Sports Massage is kindly donating his services to help raise funds. You can choose either a human or equine massage. Alex is based in Cornwall and works to improve range of movement, reduce pain and enhance performance for his patients both equine and human.

3 Course Dinner for 2 people at the Ship Inn, Mawgan

Allison and Greg are kindly offering a dining experience for two people who donate to the cause. This will be a 3 course seasonally changing menu (with an option to exchange dessert for coffee and aperitif). Enjoy dishes that are produced from scratch and created with locally sourced produce.

Itemized Rewards:

We have a great selection of physical rewards that have been generously donated by Woof Wear, Oliver Townend, Mary King & The Cornish Stories. From signed books to gift vouchers and one lucky individual will be able to claim Oliver Townend's very own signed ear bonnet, worn by his horses and branded with his sponsor, TRM!


Thank you for supporting our fundraiser. You can find out more about our work on our website ( or following us on Facebook, Instagram�or Twitter.


This project offered rewards

£400 or more

RacehorseRelief Demo day attended by Martin Clunes

Cream tea and tour round Racehorse Relief with special guest, Martin Clunes attending. Friday 23rd June 2023. Learning what happens at RR day-to-day. By Claiming this prize you are agreeing that: - It is your responsibility to organise travel to the event. - RR will not be liable for any cancellation beyond their control or damage/loss caused at the event. - Photographs and videos may be taken for social media purposes on the day

£10 or more

Racehorse Relief Wristband

Racehorse Relief Supporters Rubber Wristband (green)

£10 or more

Racehorse Relief Postcard

A Racehorse Relief Postcard depicting one of our horses in retraining.

£20 or more

Oliver Townend Signed Postcard

Signed Postcard of Olympic gold medallist, Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky winner, Oliver Townend.

£40 or more

Signed Copy Of "Blackberries Aren't 'That' Scary"

Jane Thomas of Books & Bicycles Press and Mary Framptom-Price have kindly donated ten books to help raise funds. "Blackberries Aren't 'That' Scary" is a fun children's book by Jane Thomas and Mary Framptom-Price, beautifully illustrated by Sarah Gledhill. Perfect for any horse loving children, educating them about a thoroughbreds transition from racing and tales of unlikely friendships with a Dartmoor pony.

£50 or more

2 X General Admission tickets to Hickstead in June

Hickstead is supporting RR by kindly offering 2 X Adult General Admission day tickets to anyone that donates £50+ valid for either Friday23 or Saturday24 June at the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby Meeting 2023. By claiming this prize you are agreeing to let Racehorse Relief share your name & email address with Hickstead for them to send the e-ticket. Travel is the ticket holders responsibility. Parking tickets will need to be purchased seperately

£75 or more

Signed copy of Mary King's book: "My Way"

Mary King has kindly donated and signed two of her books to help RR raise funds. "My Way: How I train for success" a book by former Olympic event rider, Mary King. Signed by Mary King. This book reveals how Mary King runs her yard and how she trains and cares for her horses. My Way is built on years of advice from trainers, other riders and learning from experiences throughout her 30 year career.

£100 or more

Sports Massage (human or equine)

Alex Ede Sports Massage is kindly donating his services to help raise funds. You can choose either human or equine massage. Alex is based in Cornwall - travel costs are not included. Upon claiming this reward we will contact you regarding organising your appointment with Alex.

£100 or more

Royal Cornwall Show Family Entry Day Ticket

The Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association is showing their support by kindly offering a family entry day ticket to this years show. Thu, Jun 8, 2023 - Sat, Jun 10, 2023. Travel is not included in this prize. By claiming this prize you are agreeing to let Racehorse Relief share your name and email address with RCS for RCS to send the e-ticket. You can opt out of any future communications after this.

£100 or more

£25 WOOF WEAR Voucher

WOOF WEAR have generously donated £25 Vouchers to help with our fundraising. These can go towards buying any of their beautiful equestrian products - innovative and high quality protection for horse and rider. Redeemable online only, view voucher T&Cs at

£100 or more

3 course meal for 2 people at the Ship Inn Mawgan

The Ship Inn have kindly donated a 3 course meal for 2 people at The Ship inn at Mawgan-In-Meneage, Helston, Cornwall. By claiming this reward you accept that the travel arrangements are your responsibility and you agree for Racehorse Relief to share your contact details with the Ship Inn to arrange a booking.

£200 or more

Oliver Townend Signed Ear Bonnet (Brand - TRM)

Olympic gold medallist, Badminton, Burghley and Kentucky winner, Oliver Townend has kindly signed and donated one of his personal ear bonnets to help RR raise funds. Size Full green with yellow detail TRM Nutrition ambassador ear bonnet belonging to Oliver Townend Signed on the back of ears "Goodluck! Oliver Townend"

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