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Retrainers specialise in re-educating retired racehorses for equestrian purposes.

If you're a current racehorse owner wanting to have your horse retrained and placed in an equestrian home or if you're an equestrian rider looking to obtain a quality retired racehorse please contact a retrainer in your area.

Are you involved in the retraining of racehorses for equestrian pursuits? If so, your details can be included in a list of acknowledged Retrainers on Racing and Wagering WA’s Off the Track website. Retrainers operate independently to Racing and Wagering WA and the Off the Track program.

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Retraining Services Contact Description
Nadia Bishop

0416 535 456

A passion for horses as a young girl led Nadia to working in the Thoroughbred racing industry and competing successfully as a jockey for 5 years.  Now with her own stable and working with both Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds Nadia is continually retraining and rehoming retired racehorses from each code.  Nadia says “I strongly believe the racing industry has a responsibility to ensure that retired racehorses who are sound and of suitable temperament are rehomed as equestrian horses.” 

Alan Campbell

Herne Hill

0418 953 472

Professional horse educator with a wealth of experience, specialises in retraining Thoroughbreds for Eventing.

Michael Dagostino

0418 906 277

Experienced Horseman specialising in the retraining  of racehorses for eventing.  Michael has a strong preference and affinity for Thoroughbreds as performance horses, due to his family's long involvement in the racing industry.  Michael has had a lot of success with the retraining of Thoroughbreds including winning Eventing in the Park 2015 and the Wooroloo 3 day Event 2 Star 2014.

Glenys Davies

0419 930 717

An active competitor in the discipline of Eventing and successful racehorse trainer, Glenys also specialises in furthering the education of retired racehorses for success in post racing careers. Warm, friendly and very knowledgeable, Glenys is an asset to the equestrian and racing fraternities and has the ability to assess each horse’s individual strengths & needs and provide honest feedback and opinions.

Alex Edwards


0447 766 338


Specialises in retraining retired racehorses for various disciplines. Also available for lessons.

Hannah Griffiths


0409 085 358

Currently working for one of the larger harness stables in WA. Successfully competing in the Standardbred show ring as well as various other disciplines. Specialising in the retraining of retired standardbreds.
Kristie Morrone

0408 204 045

Kristie has been involved in the Harness Racing Industry for over 20 years and has enjoyed a successful training career, producing Metro & Group 1 winners.  Kristie has continually been a front runner in the Standardbred Show Horse scene, showing retired Standardbred racehorses and other breeds with great success in Led and Ridden classes.

Anna Thompson


0415 731 887

Anna can offer retired racehorses a quality and thorough training program.  Having worked with some of the best international performance riders and stables in the world, she is very experienced in transitioning horses into elite performance horses or enjoyable pleasure horses.

Holly Taylor

0447 150 227

With nearly 10 years of experience working with Thoroughbreds as a breaker, trackwork rider and retrainer, Holly has a deep understanding of the retired racehorse and what methods of education best suits each horse. Holly is available for assistance with furthering the education of retired Thoroughbred racehorses and developing their potential as an equestrian competition horse or pleasure horse.

Bayley Thomas

0423 215 542


Growing up with harness racing grandparents Bayley was very lucky to be associated with Standardbreds. From a very young age Bayley has been applying hopples and boots after stablehands put on the saddle and carriers as she couldn't reach! From there, Bayley graduated to doing everything associated with caring for the racehorses and enjoyed pony club & pony trots and moved onto retraining the retired Standardbred racehorses for equestrian purposes. Bayley has shown Standardbreds successfully in both halter classes and ridden at breed shows and in open competition including State Championship wins.

At 17 Bayley ventured onto her first retired Thoroughbred racehorse and began riding and training Thorougbreds off the track as well. She has since retrained, shown and rehomed many retired Thoroughbred racehorses.

Bayley says, “It is important for me to see these beautiful horses have a bright future when they leave their racing roots behind! I am available for retraining and also offer coaching”.

Sophie Warren

Herne Hill


An Australian Respresentative, FEI Dressage and Three Star Eventing competitor.  Sophie is well known for her focus, professionalism and talent.  She has as a strong affinity with the Thoroughbred horse and has built much of her career training horses off the track.


Retraining process

The racehorse owner or trainer contacts an Off the Track acknowledged retrainer.

  • The retrainer assesses the racehorse

  • If the horse is deemed suitable for retraining and rehoming the retrainer accepts the horse for training and resale

  • The racehorse is retrained

  • The retrained horse is sold to a suitable equestrian home

Retrainer responsibilities

  • Retrainers and rehoming services work independently of RWWA's Off the Track program. The retrainer is to ensure that the horse's welfare remains a priority and it is up to each individual retrainer as to the arrangements and conditions they wish to put in place when taking a horse to retrain and sell.

  • Racing and Wagering Western Australia and Off the Track has no direct involvement in the retraining or rehoming of horses and is not responsible for any action or activity undertaken by a retrainer or rehoming service. Racing and Wagering Western Australia accepts no responsibility whatsoever and will not be held liable for any claims for loss or damage that is alleged to have resulted from the activities of a retrainer in the retraining of a horse or related activity.

RWWA Acknowledged Retrainers

To become a Racing and Wagering Western Australia Acknowledged Retrainer you must have:

  • Experience and knowledge in the field of retraining and rehoming retired racehorses

  • Appropriate property and facilities as acknowledged by Racing and Wagering Western Australia

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