New Beginnings, well known for retraining and rehoming racehorses has recently moved to a new base near York.
Thanks to the help of trustee Michael Shinners and the team of Sky Bet volunteers, the charity’s relocation was made relatively straight forward despite the huge amount of equipment that needed moving.
In January 2016, New Beginnings transitioned into a charity, and was based for a number of years at Low House Stud in Hanging Grimston on the Garrowby Estate.
Since then with hard work and dedication the charity has gone from strength to strength, resulting in visitors now finding New Beginnings at their new location, The Grange, Bishop Wilton near York.
With more stables, fantastic facilities, additional hacking and easy access for visitors the horses, staff, volunteers and even the cats can enjoy their new surroundings that is now called home.
Like any move, they are never easy, especially when it involves horses, but with careful planning, a new lorry thanks to The Peter O’Sulleven Trust, and help from all the volunteers, it went extremely smoothly with no major problems.
Pam Hollingworth, co-director of New Beginnings said: “It was very sad to leave Low House Stud, as it certainly served the charity well, but the move has helped us not just because of the space and facilities, but also with the hacking which is perfect for the horses in our care.
“I also want to thank all the Skybet Graduates who volunteered and helped with jobs around the new yard, we totally appreciate it and it was great to see they all had fun as well.
“The horses have all settled in really well and look as good as ever thanks to their diet of Fibre-Beet from our supporter British Horse Feeds.”
With the new move, New Beginnings didn’t stop there, the team has also recently updated the website with a fresh new look providing lots of news and updates on the charities work and horses.