The "Riding A Dream Academy" is a pathway to support those people that may not have access to the horse racing world gain access and experience. Inspired by the achievements of Khadijah Mellah, the first British Muslim woman to win a UK horse race, the academy offers two fully funded pathways to gain experience in the horse racing industry.
The Khadijah Mellah Scholarship offers a year long scholarship to riders age 14-18 from under-represented backgrounds, and is funded by The Racing Foundation.
The Residential Week is a fun, riding-based introduction to British horse racing and is hosted at British Racing School in Newmarket.
The Residential Week is specifically for riders aged 14-18 who are from underrepresented groups; non-traditional racing or non-horsey backgrounds and who have learned to ride at an urban equestrian centre.
It is open to riders from riding schools who do not have their own horses, so if you're considering a career in racing, or even if this is the first time it's crossed your mind - applications are open now, so why not give it a go? The next Residential Week will be from Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June and applications close on 13th February.
The Residential Week particularly welcomes riders from diverse ethnic backgrounds, but remember, you mustn't apply if you have your own horse or pony.
And if you do apply do let us know, we'd love to follow your progress and you never know, you could be starring in the next weekly newsletter along with the weekly trivia and pet of the week!