Thursday, 03 July 2014 13:59

Equine Management and Training announce new partnership with Greatwood

Fred and Rowena Cook from Equine Management and Training are delighted to announce their new partnership with Greatwood, the charity that combines ex-racehorse welfare, rehabilitation and rehoming with educating children and young people with special educational needs. 

“We have long been aware of the wonderful work of Greatwood with regards to children and young people, but consider the charity is not receiving enough recognition for its retraining and rehoming activities as people generally associate Greatwood as being the ex-racehorse welfare charity that helps children,and this needs addressing,” says Fred Cook from Equine Management and Training.

Following a recent visit to Greatwood, it became apparent that Greatwood was housing horses that could be successfully rehomed, a move that would help the charity continue its good work and ease some of the financial burden. After in-depth discussions with Helen and Michael Yeadon, founders of Greatwood, Fred and Rowena were asked if they’d consider promoting andassisting the charity with their equine training and rehoming programme.

A role they willingly accepted. “We are delighted to be working with such a wonderful charity as Greatwood,” says Rowena Cook. “Obviously the equine side is our primary role with racehorse retraining being what we are most well-known for, but we are sure that we will also be able to help further promote Greatwood as a whole through our other business activities.”

“All at Greatwood are honoured and privileged that Rowena and Fred Cook have so kindly accepted the role of Retraining Consultants at Greatwood,” says Helen Yeadon, Founder and Managing Director at Greatwood. “I have no doubt that with their help and expertise, more horses will be able to leave us to undertake exciting and rewarding careers after racing. We are extremely grateful for their invaluable generosity.”

To find out more about Greatwood and the charity’s amazing work, see 

To find out more about Equine Management and Training, or Fred and Rowena Cook, see