Your chance to meet the stars of British horseracing

Malton Open Day

National Racehorse Week

National Racehorse Week returns for 2022

National Racehorse Week 2022 will take place 10th-18th September with venues including training yards, studs and aftercare centres once again opening their doors for free to showcase the fantastic lives that racehorses lead.

With hundreds of events taking place up and down the country across the week, National Racehorse Week is open to all including families and those completely new to racing.

Simply enter your postcode into our easy to use postcode finder to bring up the events closest to you and book a place for yourself and up 5 other guests. Please note, this year we have limited bookings to one booking per email.

What to expect from your visit

The phrase ‘it takes a village’ is no understatement when it comes to producing a racehorse. From foal to racehorse to a career after racing, every step is managed, and each horse treated with its own carefully constructed programme by a team of dedicated individuals. 

Take a look below for what you can expect to see and experience at this year’s National Racehorse Week.

Meet the racehorses
Hosted yard or stable tour
Equine swimming pool demonstration
Water treadmill demonstration
Equine physiotherapy demonstration
Farrier demonstration
Schooling demonstration

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.”

Rory Bremner

Impressionist and comedian

“I doubt even the great Frankie Dettori could win the Derby without a horse. National Racehorse Week rightly puts the focus on the real stars of racing- the horses themselves: their lives, their training and, most importantly, their welfare”

Jayne McGivern

Owner of racehorses and retired racehorse turned eventer Our Old Fella aka ‘Polo’ ridden by team GB international Piggy March

“I get as much satisfaction out of seeing my horses thrive and succeed out of racing as I do seeing them win on the track – it’s not always the superstars, who are the superstars! National Racehorse Week is a wonderful opportunity to share these experiences and to meet these brilliant horses in person.”



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.”

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