National Racehorse Week: Book Your Place Now!

Features | 28th June 2022

National Racehorse Week 2022 will take place from the 10th - 18th September with venues including training yards, studs and aftercare centres opening their doors. Book your place now! 

National Racehorse week will once again provide an opportunity for all who wish, to see Britain’s racehorses and the wonderful people who provide such expert care. 

In an experience like no other, over 150 events across the country, including training yards, studs and retraining centres, will open their doors to the public to show what life as a racehorse is really like. 

Research commissioned by Great British Racing to support the launch of National Racehorse Week has revealed a disconnect with animals and the countryside among the UK’s city dwellers, including the startling finding that 26% of 12-40 year olds has never seen, or can’t remember seeing, a horse in real life. 18-24 year olds are the least likely age group to have seen a horse ‘in person’, with 44% having never had an equine encounter.

Whether you’re an avid fan, a casual fan, looking at visiting an equine facility for the first time or even wanting to introduce a friend or family member to the sport, National Racehorse Week is the perfect opportunity to get involved! 


Places are free and you can book up to six places for you and those closest to you, to attend a yard near you. 


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TV personality Chris Hughes, who is a racehorse owner and ambassador for National Racehorse Week said:

“The impact of getting up close to a horse cannot be underestimated. And racing has created a unique opportunity through National Racehorse Week to help people meet these incredible animals, experience the life of a thoroughbred and talk to the dedicated teams who care for them 365 days a year.

“There is nothing quite like this in any other sport. More than 11,000 places will be available to book free of charge at locations up and down the country with everyone welcome to join.”

National Racehorse Week has been funded by the Racing Foundation, with additional support from the Horserace Betting Levy Board.