About

Dedicated to the retraining of ex-racehorses, ensuring they go on to have happy new careers when they leave the racetrack.

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The wellbeing and care of your horse are key whilst with us – from our yard here in rural Gloucestershire we offer a safe, trusting and relaxed environment with fabulous facilities.  We are ideally situated for attending all of the country’s best shows and venues.

We are firm believers that trust is essential when producing horses and that this is very much a two-way relationship on which a strong foundation is based.  It is very important to Clare that she plays a personal part in the day to day routine of each horse to fully understand their individual requirements. 

All the horses follow a varied routine combining daily turnout with riding out, schooling, clinics, and polework/jumping.  All this in a calm yet stimulating atmosphere makes for happy horses performing to the best of their ability.

Our ultimate goal is to ensure every horse is given the opportunity to follow a specialist training plan to ensure they go on to successfully fulfill another career once their racing days are over.

About Clare

Clare is very much involved with British Horse Racing’s official charity – Retraining of Racehorses (RoR). Team Clare Poole is has achieved RoR approval as an Official Retraining Establishment.

Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) is committed to promoting the welfare and retraining of former racehorses, particularly those horses deemed to be vulnerable and in need of immediate attention to ensure their ongoing welfare.

RoR delivers this commitment by providing charitable grant funding to its approved retraining centres to support their work retraining and rejoining former racehorses which meet RoR’s definition of vulnerable ex-racehorses is: “demonstrably in danger or at risk of neglect or suffering but likely to have a career out with racing following transitional protection and retraining”

Clare is also on the RoR judges panel for both ride and conformation and has judged at many county shows including; Hertfordshire, Kent, Royal County of Berkshire, Royal Cornwall, Gorey in Ireland, and The RoR National Championship Show at Aintree. Clare has also judged internationally in New Zealand at Beyond the Barriers NZ.

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