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  • Event: Newbury Charity Race, 07 Nov 2019

Changing Lives through Horses

Helping young people develop vital life skills and reconnect with society through an alternative learning environment.

Charity Registration No. 210504

Story

I am hugely excited and apprehensive to be riding at Newbury on 7th November having only sat on a racehorse for the first time less than 8 weeks ago. Changing Lives Through Horses is a brilliant cause helping young people age 14-16 who, for various reasons, are disengaged and at risk of becoming excluded.

Using horses as the inspiration for change, the programme provides an
alternative learning environment to mainstream education.  From a personal perspective I know how important horses were in my upbringing and how much I have learnt from them in day to day lessons and within the broader picture of life.

Although I thought the idea of riding in a Charity race would be brilliant I wasn’t quite prepared for the level of fitness required so this did come as a bit of a shock!  I’m pleased to have passed the fitness test (identical exam for those getting an amateur or condition racing license) although I couldn’t feel my legs for about 48 hours after…

I have been lucky enough to ride out for Amy Murphy in Newmarket whilst trying to juggle my own horses, work, eventing, hours in the gym and a social life so although life is very hectic at the moment I couldn’t be enjoying the training more.  


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