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. 
Please do not apply if you own or loan your own pony.  


The 2022 Residential Week will take place from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June and applications close on 13th February.. 


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.