The British Racing School's 40th birthday Family Fun Day 

Saturday 22nd July 2023

11am - 4pm

The British Racing School, Snailwell Road, Newmarket, CB8 7NU

Join us for a fun-filled day for all the family and help us celebrate our 40th anniversary! 

Your ticket includes:

  • Free rides on our racehorse simulator - have a go at being a jockey! 
  • A packed programme of events in our arena including:
    • Shetland Pony Grand National! 
      • Hear a talk about the ponies
      • Watch the Shetland ponies race around the arena 
      • Meet the Shetland ponies and have your photo taken with them after the race 
    • Show-jumping competition  
      • With live commentary
    • Fun dog show
      • Different categories to enter
      • Bring your four legged friend and register to enter on the day! 
    • BRS racehorse display - get to know our rehomed racehorses
  • Meet and greet with our resident equines (did you know we are home to the largest number of ex racehorses in the UK?!

Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome so no need to leave them behind! 

What else is available on the day?

  • Food from Pizza Passione, The Coffee Cab, Wandeirng Yak and others! 
  • Drinks from our beer tent and bar 
  • Pony rides for children
  • Facepainting 
  • Bouncy castle 
  • Craft activities for children 
  • And many more activities to be announced...

There will also be live music from 'The Three Chordettes' to enjoy and local craft stalls. 

We will be able to take card payments on the day but please bring cash in the event of technical difficulties or long queues. 

Plenty of parking is available on site. 

All funds raised will go towards our work with children, young people and caring for our 70 resident horses and ponies. 

We hope you can join us for a fabulous day - there will be something for everyone!

For any further queries please email: [email protected] 

Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds for any tickets purchased. 



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More about us...

The British Racing School is a charity celebrating 40 years of running a world class centre of excellence in the horse racing industry. Our mission is to make the horse racing industry accessible for all young people, regardless of their background or experience with horses. In the last four decades, we have trained over 4,000 young people; equipping them with the skills to excel in Britain's second biggest spectator sport. We are also home to the Newmarket Pony Academy, a community project which uses horses and ponies to positively affect mental health and well-being of children aged 8-14 in Newmarket and its neighbouring communities. It is also the base for the Riding A Dream Academy which works to increase diversity and inclusion in the sport. (Registered Charity No. 1161555).