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The Racehorse Sanctuary Christmas Appeal 2022


Thank you to Emma Hughes for the photography and Spriggs Florist of Petworth for the festive wreath.

We’re dreaming of an all-weather sand school, your donation could make it a reality

To donate £5, text HORS001 to 70970

To donate £10, text HORS001 to 70191

Please support our Christmas Appeal to build an all-weather sand school and a brighter future for our ex-racehorses.

The Racehorse Sanctuary & Rehoming Centre desperately needs an all-weather sand school, so we can rehabilitate more ex-racehorses. Thoroughbreds are so trainable and can be amazing in their new roles after retiring from racing. They just need time and support in adjusting to their new life before going on to a loving home and new career.

Being able to ride safely all year round in an enclosed area will be invaluable for our team in helping every horse in our care achieve their full potential. The sand school will also give prospective keepers more opportunities to spend time with their matched riding companion to ensure they’ll have a long and happy life together.

At Mulsey Farm we are only able to use the fields for riding some of the year, weather permitting, but being on clay makes riding very difficult during the winter months . We also have a horse walker, courtesy of the Peter O’Sullevan Charitable Trust. However, an all-weather sand school, would make an enormous difference to our efforts to re-home ridden horses.

With your help, we can build on this year’s success

This year we’ve successfully rehomed seven horses: two companion horses and five ridden horses, who are enjoying their new lives immensely.

Two of our former racehorses have also found valuable new roles in the world of Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning, which transforms the lives of both humans and horses. With their sensitive and intelligent nature, thoroughbreds are eminently suitable for therapeutic and educational activities, and an all-weather sand school would allow us to develop this inspiring work. With your help, we will.

Please contribute whatever you can to our appeal this Christmas

If you can contribute to The Centre’s all-weather sand school fund, we would be absolutely thrilled. Every donation, whether £5, £10 or any amount of your choice will quickly add up and mean so much to us and the horses.

We have planning permission for the sand school and would love to install it in the spring. All we need now is the money to make it happen. So, if you can, please help us with a donation today. Thank you.


To donate any amount, please visit our Christmas Appeal Just Giving Page.

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You can TEXT donations to The Racehorse Sanctuary’s Christmas Appeal.

To donate £5, text HORS001 to 70970

To donate £10, text HORS001 to 70191

Please follow the message instructions to register for Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer.


You can send a cheque payable to The Racehorse Sanctuary to us at:

The Racehorse Sanctuary
Admin Office: 2 Crouch Farm Cottages,
West Sussex GU28 0LQ


Please state Christmas Appeal in the payment reference and transfer to:

Account name:             The Racehorse Sanctuary
Account number:             03592497
Sort code:                         30-94-41

Fundraising, payments, and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see


For the love of ex-racehorses