HEROS (Homing Ex-Racehorses Organisation Scheme) is a charity dedicated to ensuring former racehorses have a future when their racing days are over and was set up in July 2006 by the current CEO and founder Grace Muir to help the thousands of racehorses that leave the industry each year.
HEROS believes that these horses deserve a future and with re-education and retraining can be rehomed to suitable people and have a long, happy and useful life.
Grace and her team at HEROS have successfully rehomed hundreds of ex-racehorses to date and have 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.
Although there are other charities in this field, HEROS aims to occupy a special place, by carefully matching horses to their new careers and owners across all equestrian disciplines. The Charity prides itself on working hard to make sure that the match with a new owner is a good one and the team is always on hand should any change of circumstance occur. Advice and ongoing support on all aspects of care and resettlement are only a phone call away.
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”. HEROS was granted charitable status in July 2006.