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The Riding A Dream Academy

At the Riding A Dream Academy we’re passionate about supporting talented young riders from underrepresented communities, diverse 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 want to help young riders aged 14-18 achieve their dreams. Funded by the Racing Foundation, the Academy runs two programmes – 

The Khadijah Mellah Scholarship and the Residential Week .

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A year long Scholarship programme for talented riders aged 14-18 from under-represented groups and communities.


An introductory week to horseracing with the chance to hone your riding skills at the British Racing School

“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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