Here at Jim Boyle Racing we attach huge importance to ensuring that our horses go on to enjoy second careers, and long and happy retirements, after they have finished racing.
Over the past 11 years we have rehomed in the region of 120 horses that have retired from racing whilst in training with us – we always do the very best we can for each horse as an individual in trying to find the most suitable home for it.
Our whole rehoming policy has gradually evolved and is now run as Jim Boyle’s Ex Racehorses, spearheaded by Pippa Boyle. Under the Jim Boyle’s Ex Racehorses banner, we help to point people in the right direction when they need help with their horse, as well as answering any questions they may have when considering taking on an ex racehorse, be it one of our own horses or any other ex racehorse.
We run clinics with 3 Day Event Rider Constantin “Tintin” Van Rijckevorsel, and have also held demonstrations with him. Pippa was recently asked to become the Retraining of Racehorses (ROR) Regional Co-ordinator for the South East.
Jim Boyle’s Ex Racehorses has been featured in the press, with articles and features appearing in Owner and Breeder Magazine, Trainer Magazine, Your Horse and the Racing Post. Our horses have featured in Horse & Hound Magazine for their successes in their new lives.
In 2010 we started a facebook page, Jim Boyle’s Ex Racehorses, designed to help us keep in touch with our ex racers, and to show people what they get up to when they retire. It took off rapidly from there and has now evolved into a page with over 4’500 followers, and growing daily. We love to keep in contact with our ex-racers and their new owners, and judging by the responses we get on the page, it is something that the pages followers really enjoy too. The new owners send us updates and pictures of their horses in their new roles, having fun at sponsored rides and riding on the beach, and share their adventures and successes when out competing in dressage, showjumping, eventing and so forth.
For more information on what our horses get up to when they retire, and the vast range of activities they take part in, as well as the riders that have rehomed them, please visit www.facebook.com/JimBoyleExRacehorses. If you would like to contact us about rehoming a Jim Boyle Racehorse, please contact us via the facebook page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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