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The Riding A Dream Academy, which was set up in 2021, has been integrated into the British Racing School (BRS) in Newmarket. 

Initially supported by the Racing Foundation and with a mission to help young people from ethnic or disadvantaged communities to become involved in British racing, the academy will continue to support these groups through its riding-based programmes. These include taster days, residential weeks and a year-long Scholarship.

Khadijah Mellah, co-founder of the Academy said, “We are very grateful to the British Racing School who have delivered all of our programmes through their world-class team of instructors. Together, we have introduced hundreds of young people from underrepresented communities into racing, with many now working in the sport. By working even more closely, I am excited about the scope we will have to introduce even more young people to this amazing sport.”

The director of the academy, Naomi Lawson, will now be based at BRS. She said, “We are incredibly excited to be formally joining The British Racing School which has been absolutely instrumental in the success of the Academy. The partnership marks an exciting new chapter for the Academy, offering unparalleled opportunities to grow the numbers of young people we work with from underrepresented communities, whilst continuing to support racing in becoming more diverse and inclusive.”

 

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