The Khadijah Mellah Scholarship
The Scholarship is specifically for young riders aged 14-18 from diverse communities, disadvanteaged backgrounds and urban equestrian centres who do not own or loan a pony, We particularly welcome applications from individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and under-represented or disadvantaged communities.
The Scholarship will start with a residential week at the British Racing School in Newmarket 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.
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.
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.