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The Riding A Dream Academy

At the Riding A Dream Academy we’re passionate about supporting talented young riders from diverse communities, underprivileged backgrounds and urban equestrian centres get involved in
British horseracing.
Inspired by the incredible achievements of Khadijah Mellah, the first British Muslim woman to ride in and win a UK horse race, we run a range of programmes for riders aged 14-18, funded by The Racing Foundation.

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A year long Scholarship programme for talented riders aged 14-18 from diverse and underprivileged communities.

An introductory week to horseracing, giving riders aged 14-16 the chance to hone their riding skills at the British Racing School


A week's introduction into British racing and looking after racehorses for those with little or no riding experience.


Taking the Academy and horses out into communities so that our opportunities are available to all. 

“I am so excited about The Riding A Dream Academy.
Horse racing changed my life forever and I hope that by getting involved in the Academy, it will help other young people's dreams come true too."

Khadijah Mellah

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