Riders of former racehorses will soon have access to a new scheme offering expert tuition and training to help them achieve their goals.

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Programme is designed to assist riders from the initial point of taking on a horse leaving racing and transitioning to a riding horse. It will both encourage and assist those taking on a former racehorse by giving them the security of knowing they will have access to a comprehensive care programme.

It promises to encompass all areas that riders will need to know from both caring for ex-racehorses in terms of their nutrition, routine and welfare needs, through to their ridden retraining. It will sit alongside the existing resource and guidance provided by Retraining of Racehorses (RoR).

The programme is an addition to The Howden Way programme and will be run by British Eventing. It will run alongside the existing schemes of The Howden Way; The Howden Regional Training Academy, The Howden Talent Academy, The Howden Young Horse Academy and The Howden Way Young Horse Leagues.

Coaching will be delivered by British Eventing Level 3 and above coaches who have gone through the Thoroughbred Aftercare standardisation programme and further supported with knowledge sharing from experts within their chosen field.

Further details about the Thoroughbred Aftercare Programme and how riders can sign up to the programme will follow. For more information visit www.britisheventing.com/train/the-howden-way

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