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Recognised Retrainers

Retrainers are a vital component in supporting retired standardbred and thoroughbred horses in gaining the necessary skills and experiences needed to transition from racing to their second career as a pleasure or performance horse. Retrainers can also help prospective buyers in selection a horse that is suitable for their experience level and intended use.

To assist in finding a retrainer for your retired racehorse, OTTWA has compiled the below list of retrainers who have been recognised in providing these services.

Please note that the below information is published with the sole purpose of promoting recognised retrainers. OTTWA provides no guarantee on accuracy of information, or verification of proficiency in services. 

Alan Campbell

Herne Hill, WA

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

Anna Thompson

Chidlow, WA

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.

Anna enjoys working with both thoroughbreds and standardbreds and I offer reduced and competitive fees to ensure quality education is accessible for all retired race horses. Spelling available for letdown post racing prior to re-educating if required on our beautiful, quiet 50 acre small farm.

Bayley Thomas

Roleystone, WA
0423 215 542

From a young age Bayley has been involved in training standardbreds, she quickly progressed to working with racehorses and participating in pony club and pony trots. Later she began retraining retired standardbred and then thoroughbred racehorses for equestrian purposes. Bayley has shown standardbreds successfully in both halter classes and ridden at breed shows as well as in open competition including State Championship wins.

Glenys Leeson

Pinjarra, WA
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 and needs and provide honest feedback and opinions.

Hannah Griffiths

Bunbury, WA

Hannah has been involved in the harness racing industry for the past 6 years. Taking an interest in the breed she has successfully competed across various disciplines with her Standardbreds. Hannah specialises in the retraining of retired standardbreds.

Janet Robertson

Doodenanning, WA
0459 704 360

Janet has over 35 years of driving and 40 years riding experience, with many of those years spent breaking and training horses to harness and saddle. She has a special interest in standardbreds. Retraining services can be delivered on her property in the Wheatbelt which has facilities such as stables, an obstacle arena, dressage and jumps arena, and access to trails. Horses in her care can also be exposed to common farm item such as bikes, tractors, farm animals and chickens. Janet is also a certified Equine Massage Therapist so horses would be well cared for. Janet is also a certified Equine Massage Therapist so horses would be well cared for.

Michael Dagostino

Oakford, WA

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. Michael is an experienced eventer having competed at the highest level 5 Star and is currently a member of the National Eventing Squad.

Sophie Warren

Mt Helena, WA

An Australian representative, FEI Dressage and Four 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.

Suzanne Roberts

Moresby WA


Qualified EA NCAS Coach Level One General & Non-Jumping 1996.  EA SSTA 2010. Foundered and owned Remba Park, Baldivis from 1992 to 2010. Successful riding school and international horse sales, coached many jockey’s that have gone on to be successful within the racing industry, including Lucy Warwick, Simone Alteri, Renee Forrest, Chloe and Joey Azzopardi.

Rehomed, educated, competed or sold 100’s of off the track horses with over the 30 years. Experience. In 2012, became a fast work track rider myself and then a licensed trainer.  Currently living in Moresby, just north of Geraldton enjoying competing, coaching and a more relaxed lifestyle.  Passionate about the qualities and talent of the thoroughbred horse and recognising attributes for where that individual horse can excel in what performance discipline after racing. Happy to help, train or give advice concerning the off the track thoroughbred.

Register To Become A Recognised Retrainer

Are you experienced in the process of retraining and rehoming retired thoroughbred or standardbred racehorses for equestrian or pleasure pursuits? If so, you can apply to be included on our “Recognised Retrainer” reference guide, a dedicated resource for people seeking these services.

To apply to have your profile included in this resource, please email offthetrackwa@rwwa.com.au.

Visit our Recognised Retrainers page at https://www.offthetrackwa.com.au/retrainers-map/ .

Please note that ‘Recognised Retrainers’ operate independently to Racing and Wagering Western Australia and its OTTWA program. No financial support will be provided to the applicant in their capacity as a Recognised Retrainer.

OTTWA/RWWA has no direct involvement in retraining or rehoming of horses associated with ‘Recognised Retrainers’ and is not responsible for any action or activity undertaken by a Recognised 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 Recognised Retrainer in the retraining of a horse or related activity.

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