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The Residential Week 2024

Application Form

Applications for our Residential Week taking place Monday 29th July -
Friday 2nd August 2024 are now open.


The Residential Week is specifically for young people aged 14-16 from diverse ethnic communities, underprivileged backgrounds and urban equestrian centres.


Please make sure that you meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 14-16 with an interest in horses, riding and British horse racing

  • Good attitude and willingness to learn and work hard!

  • Love of animals

  • Weigh under 65 kg or 10 stone 2*

  • You can apply even if you don't have any or much riding experience but please do not apply if you loan or have your own pony.

  • We particularly welcome applications from individuals from diverse ethnic communities.

* this is for horse welfare reasons when riding

Use the form below to submit your application. Please note that once you start you can't save this and come back to it. 

1. Tell us more about you

2. Your key contacts
We will need to get in contact with your parent or carer to make sure they agree to you applying and taking part in the Residential

3. Tell us about your school

4. Your riding experience
(remember, it doesn't matter if you don't currently ride!)

Which of the following apply to you
How would you describe yourself as a rider?
How would you rate your ability in trot
How woul you rate your ability in canter

5. Tell us why you want to be part of the Residential Week

If you would like to sign up to the Riding A Dream Academy newsletter and have parental permission please click yes

We will keep applicant details on file for 18 months. This data will only be used to contact applicants about similar opportunities in the future.  Our privacy policy is available here

Thanks for submitting and good luck! We will be back in contact soon.

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