Your chance to meet the stars of horse racing

Malton Open Day

National Racehorse Week is over for another year! Watch highlights from this year’s event, where 138 yards up and down the country opened their doors to celebrate the love, care and attention that racehorses receive.

National Racehorse Week took place from Sunday September 11th to Sunday September 18th having been delayed by one day, as a mark of respect following the death of Her Majesty the Queen.

The week featured 138 separate events with over 100 yards, 8 studs and 7 aftercare, retraining & rehoming centres taking part making over 10,000 places available for the public to attend. Each opening their doors to demonstrate the love, care and affection that goes into caring for Britain’s racehorses at each stage of their life.

11 school visits and 15 community events took place as the industry pulled together to educate and offer those that might not ordinarily have the opportunity, the chance to go behind the scenes at some of the sports’ most prestigious facilities.

We would like to thank each and every person who helped facilitate these events, as well as our sponsors without who none of this would be possible.

Take a look at the kind of activities and demonstrations that took part during National Racehorse Week 2022.

Meet the racehorses
Meet the retired racehorses
Hosted yard or stable tour
Equine swimming pool demonstration
Water treadmill demonstration
Equine chiropractor demonstration
Equine physiotherapy demonstration
Farrier demonstration
Schooling demonstration
Tack room tour
Feed room tour/demo

Chris Hughes

ITV Racing Presenter and National Racehorse Week Champion
“I have always been a massive fan of racehorses and this week is very much about connecting people and families to the horses and giving them a chance to meet these equine stars. This is a unique opportunity to see the horses at home relaxing in their favourite places.”


Racing Groom at Richard Phillips Racing

“Every horse is different and has its own personality, part of the fun of working with them is getting to know their cheeky ways. I love that National Racehorse Week gives us a chance to show them off at home and people can get to meet them for themselves.”

Nicky Henderson OBE

Six-time Champion Trainer

“We are delighted to support National Racehorse Week which is a wonderful initiative to promote horseracing by opening our doors to a large number of people to see the workings involved behind the scenes in getting a horse to a racecourse.  It is so important to be able to show how these wonderful horses are cared for and the work that goes in to their preparation by all our wonderful staff.”

Richard Phillips

Racehorse Trainer

“National Racehorse Week is an ideal opportunity to show the world the incredible love and care racehorses receive and all the joy and happiness they give back to us.  I am so pleased that this year, studs and retraining and rehoming centres also opened to emphasise the human devotion that thoroughbred’s receive throughout their lives.”

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