The Khadijah Mellah Scholarship
The next year-long Khadijah Mellah Scholarship will begin with a week's Residential Course at the British Racing School from Monday 28th August - Friday 1st September and will be followed by a weekend session once a month from September 2023 until July 2024.
It is specifically for young people aged 14-18 from diverse communities, underprivileged backgrounds and urban equestrian centres.
The Scholarship will start with a residential week at the British Racing School in Newmarket from Monday 21st - Friday 25th August 2023 where you'll focus on developing your riding and horse care skills.
At the end of the Scholarship you'll come out with a 1st4Sport Level 1 Award in Horseracing and we will help you take your next steps within the racing industry.
There will be 11 monthly sessions at the British Racing School from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon with more riding and specialist coaching from September 2023 to July 2024.
LEARN ABOUT RACING
You'll go behind the scenes of British horseracing with trips to the races, training yards, studs, veterinary practices and farriers.
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. There will also be the chance to take part in work experience.
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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