Get Involved

You can get involved in a variety of ways; helping young people and our horses to benefit from their time at National Horseracing College.

If you are interested in supporting us please get in touch with our Fundraising Manager, Philippa Bonham
Phone: 01302 861000


On Wednesday 29th April 2020 we will be celebrating our 31st Annual National Horseracing College Charity Race Day at Pontefract Racecourse and it would be fantastic to have your organisation on board as a sponsor for this momentous day.

As you may be aware, National Horseracing College (NHC) is a Centre of Training Excellence for the horseracing industry. Significantly changing the lives of young people as they start their racing career, with 46% from deprived backgrounds, the majority aged 16 – 18, there are 96% of graduates go on to employment in racing. NHC provide courses for existing racing staff to develop their careers, working closely with the industry to provide a valuable service to ensure there is an excellent supply of trained, skilled people into horseracing.

NHC appreciates the valuable sponsorship provided at previous events and we would welcome your support for the 31st  Annual National Horseracing College Charity Race Day at Pontefract racecourse.

With some investment from the racing industry and government sources, additional funding through commercial avenues remains an ongoing priority.  Our success at the grass roots of the sport would not have been possible without the generous support of companies such as yours.  Money raised from the charity race day will go directly into urgent upgrading of facilities and vital equipment for students.

On the race day itself, each race will be named after the sponsor companies, in appreciation of their contribution. Our target is a minimum donation of £5,000 per race. In addition, Sponsors provide a minimum cash prize of £50 to the stable staff responsible for the best-turned-out horse.

Pontefract is covered by the racing media on that day, which affords good promotional possibilities.  The racecourse will make available up to 10 complimentary badges, the named race, an advert in the race card and two advertising banner sites for each race sponsored.  The NHC marketing team will provide consistent promotion prior to, and throughout the event.

If you are interested in supporting us, please contact Philippa Bonham via or (01302) 861007.


We rely on our amazing supporters to help us to achieve our ambitions of providing young people the opportunity to build their skills and experience in preparation for rewarding careers in the horseracing industry.

The majority of our students are 16 – 18 years old, some are as young as 14.  We are instrumental in changing the lives of these young people, by giving advice, guidance and the skills to go out into the world to experience rewarding careers with horses.


Most of our horses are ex-racers that have retired from the track to enjoy a second career training the next generation of racing staff.  They love their work and are loved and cared for 365 days a year by students and staff.

Although some of the horses have their original owners that provide their equipment, many of them have been gifted to NHC which means we rely on our fantastic sponsors to support with food, bedding, tack, rugs, and donate towards the cost of the farrier, vets and dentist fees and any other expenses required.

We have between 45 – 60 horses on site.  Keeping them happy and healthy is a daily requirement and any help is appreciated.

How can you help?

  • Individual donations are always welcome
  • Business Sponsorship is a vital part of our fundraising
  • Donate gifts or time
  • Leave a legacy in your will


If you would like to make an online donation, please click here.

Alternatively please download the donation form and send it to National Horseracing College: The Stables, Rossington Hall, Great North Road, Doncaster, DN11 0HN.

Support Us


There are so many ways your business and your staff can support us:

  1. Banner advertising in our indoor school
  2. Sponsor a class or a ring at our annual show, be part of the show brochure and get involved
  3. Sponsor a race at our Charity Race Days
  4. Sponsor the Pony Racing team or a young person starting pony racing
  5. Sponsor one of our horses
  6. Have a staff away day helping us to improve our facilities
  7. Donate equipment or materials to help us improve the facilities
  8. Bring your staff on a VIP morning, see what we do and how you can get involved.

Please contact Philippa Bonham, Fundraising Manager 01302 861007 or download the donation form and send it together with a cheque payable to National Horseracing College: The Stables, Rossington Hall, Great North Road, Doncaster, DN11 0HN.


Support is required in a range of volunteering opportunities such as marketing, functional skills training, planned maintenance work and events.


Leaving a gift in your will to National Horseracing College can help ensure we support trained staff into the horseracing industry and give a second home to retired racehorses every year.

National Horseracing College, Charity Number 700405

Thank you in advance for your kind generosity.  Please do get in touch with your ideas.

Fundraising Manager

Philippa Bonham


Phone: 01302 861000


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