Owning and retraining an ex-racehorse is exciting and with every riding day you’ll discover a new challenge. Training – delivered with time and patience – will be well rewarded as this breed is one that aims to please. A breed that is strong, brave and intelligent – adapting quickly to new experiences.
Once allowed time to settle and recover from the rigours of a racing yard, racehorses are usually able to enjoy life in an ordinary environment, amongst a herd, grazing and behaving like any ordinary horse. Some may have picked up habits, but these are usually managed easily and often cease within a new environment.
The Treo Eile Academy is here to support owners of ex-racehorses. Over the coming months we will be introducing an incentive scheme to reward the best ex-racehorse within various leagues across the country. From dressage to showjumping, look for the Treo Eile badge to have a chance to compete for these extra prizes. Be sure to register your racehorse here to be eligible for prizes – it’s FREE for 2021.
For every prize collected, points will be awarded and the leading thoroughbred in each division at the end of 2021 will also be awarded a bursary to be used for either training/rehab/kit.
We will also be conducting racehorse retraining clinics throughout Ireland so watch this space or check our social channels.
Racehorses can be trained to work across a range of disciplines. For an overview of the most common, please click the icons here. Treo Eile has appointed a representative to advise on the various routes one can take to make the most of the competitions available.
EVENTS & CLINICS
|Date||Name and description||Contact|
|March 31||Thoroughbred Event Class - Stepping Stones to Success||Contact: 086-3902309|
|March 21||Barnadown Showjumping||Contact: 086-3902309|
|March 14||HSI Arena Eventing|
|March 14||Killossery Spring Tour Show||Contact: 086 8245722 (Laura)|
|February - March||CPG Equestrian Dressage & Equitation Jumping||Contact: cpgequestrian.ie|
FIND A COACH
Riding and training an ex-racehorse can be a simple transition for some but will always require a degree of skill and patience. Coaches who are used to thoroughbreds will have a greater understanding of their minds and how they think. If you require a helping hand, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of these professionals. From an hour to an intensive course, it will be money well spent.
ASK AN EXPERT
Your ex-racehorse has been accustomed to a rigid yard routine and to help with their transition to new pastures, we have assembled a panel of experts available to advise on best practice. From feeding through to farriers, check on our posts for discussion threads and post your questions.