HEROS Charity was granted charitable status in 2006 with help from the RoR (Retraining for Racehorses) and North Farm Stud, where the charity it based.
Every year thousands of racehorses leave the sport for a variety of reasons including injury, old age and lack of ability. But retirement from racing does not have to mean the end for these horses.
HEROS has successfully rehomed 100s of ex-racehorses and has developed an extremely good reputation for correctly matching the horses to their new owners across all disciplines; as competition horses, hacks or simply companions, truly giving them a second chance and an opportunity to enjoy 'A New Life After Racing'.
A small number of racehorses are champions on the racecourse but each one of them has the potential for a new life in a different disipline after racing. They are all winners to HEROS as they move on “to pastures new”.