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Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre

Since late last year, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the charity Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre, based just down the road from me in West Sussex. I can clearly remember my first phone call with Mary, the Manager, and her surprised voice that someone had actually called her back from her emails she’d sent out!

Mary was contacting Equine Photographers as they needed someone to shoot some fresh pictures for their newly designed website, and to go on to document all the talks they run throughout the year to raise much needed funds. Its great to be able to help out where I can, especially as it’s such a worthwhile charity, if you’re not familiar with their work, please take a look at their website HERE

The charity has as its mission…….”to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses that have been gifted to us so that they can have a real chance at a second career”.

From the website…” Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre nestles in the heart of the glorious Sussex Weald country. It is a charitable centre for recently retired racehorses. Based at the Huntingrove Stud in Slinfold, West Sussex, Moorcroft is the temporary home for a maximum of 28 horses. Moorcroft was established in order to find new permanent homes for racehorses that were no longer suited to the job of racing. These horses come from a variety of racing backgrounds and it is the charity’s function to find them suitable alternative homes based on their abilities and needs.”

It’s a wonderful yard set in beautiful countryside next to the Downs Link, with all the facilities needed to carry out its aims, complimented with very friendly and dedicated staff team led by the manager Mary Henley-Smith. It’s always a pleasure to go and shoot there, and great to get the opportunity to try out new ideas as well as shooting the not so glamorous, but nonetheless necessary, editorial pictures for their website and newsletter.

Here’s a few pictures from various events and around the yard.

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