Our Residential Week is a fun, riding-based introduction to British horse racing and is hosted at British Racing School in Newmarket.

The Residential 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.  We particularly welcome applications from individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and under-represented and disadvantaged communities. 
Please do not apply if you own or loan your own pony.  

Our next Residential Week will take place from Monday 15th to Friday 19th August 2022 June and applications close on Sunday 26th June. 


To be eligible to apply please make sure that you meet the following criteria:

- Aged 14-18 and ride at an urban equestrian centre

- Do not own or loan a pony

- Able to canter unaided and with confidence

- Weigh under 10 and a half stone (66kg) *

- Interest in British horse racing                                                                                           * this is for horse welfare reasons


You will ride the racehorses at the British Racing School and will receive specialist training from the BRS instructors. You'll improve your skills on simulators and also learn more about looking after horses. 


You'll find out more about the world of British horseracing - you'll go racing, go behind the scenes at a top racing yard or stud and also find out about the different careers opportunities in the sport.


Whilst this is an opportunity to improve your riding and horse care skills, we also want you to have fun, meet lots of people and find out more about what makes British horseracing so special.