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The Khadijah Mellah Scholarship

The Khadijah Mellah Scholarship is our flagship programme for young people aged 14-16 and runs over the course of a year. It is fully funded and there are spaces for eight young people each year.
It involves a week's Residential at the British Racing School, followed by 10 monthly weekend sessions. 

 

The 2024-25 Scholarship will take place as follows:

  • Residential Week: 28th October - 1st November 2024 and then the following weekends

  • 15th - 17th November 2024 

  • 6 - 8th December 2024 

  • 17 - 19th January 2025 

  • 6 - 8th February 2025 

  • 14th - 16th March 2025 

  • 11th - 13th April 2025 

  • 9th - 11th May 2025 

  • 20th -22nd June 2025 

  • 11th - 13th July 2025 

  • 15th - 17th August 2025 

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RESIDENTIAL WEEK

The Scholarship starts with a residential week at the British Racing School in Newmarket where young people focus on developing their riding and horse care skills. 

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LEARN ABOUT RACING

You'll go behind the scenes of British horseracing with trips to the races, training yards, studs, veterinary practices and farriers.

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MONTHLY TRAINING

There will be 10 monthly sessions at the British Racing School from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon with more riding and specialist coaching from September 2023 to June 2024.

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IT'S FREE

We’ll cover your transport to and from the course, all your accommodation and food, and will even throw in some riding kit as well, thanks to our friends at Champion Equestrian.

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PONY RACING

If you've already taken part in pony races or want to get involved, we will help fund additional races for you with our partners at the Pony Racing Authority to build up your experience.

Questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions

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