Many former racehorses go on to have varied and interesting second careers in a wide range of equine activities. A select few have now started to find new friends on the social media website Facebook.
On Friday 10th May, HM The Queen’s Barbers Shop was crowned champion of the National Hunt division of the Challenge Championship, organised by Retraining of Racehorses, British Racing’s official charity for retired racehorses, at the Royal Windsor Show.
Queen Elizabeth II was there herself to watch the show and Katie Jerram, the winning rider and producer of Barbers Shop, was able to pass on both the winner’s rosette and a Tesco Voucher to the winning owner – which her majesty proceeded to put in her pocket! The winners’ trophy was taken straight to Windsor Castle and put on display that same evening.