Prince’s Trust Triumph in Racing at BRS
26th Mar 2018 | News
The Prince’s Trust and BRS have collaborated to bring nine 16-25 year olds from East Anglia together for a week’s taster programme in horseracing at the BRS. The young people had no previous experience of horseracing and in many cases horses. During the week they have experienced a variety of horse handling exercises and some have sat on a horse for the first time. They have been on trips to Newmarket’s gallops, Amy Murphy’s yard, Darley Stud and Chelmsford City racecourse. The week culminated with a best turned out competition followed by a presentation and awards ceremony.
Grant Harris BRS CEO: “The week has taken a fair while to pull together but it has been wonderful to see the transformation in these disadvantaged young people many of whom came here with a multitude of challenges. Their confidence has grown to the point where they now feel comfortable around the horses and there is a chance that we may see some come back for a training course. I have found the week hugely rewarding as we have seen some amazing transformations and it just goes to show what can be achieved when you give young people a chance in life – they can absolutely astound you. It’s been a real eye-opener. Now that we have shown we can do this the idea is to run these programmes regularly. I cannot praise The Prince’s Trust enough for the work they do and it’s been a pleasure to be involved in this programme.”
Photographs by Chris Bourchier/Racing Post.