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Khadijah Mellah

A lady stands in a brown satin dress and wears a graduation cap and gown. She stands in front of a big wooden door.

Areas of Interest


Honorary Award

Honorary Degree of Writtle University College


In 2019, Khadijah Mellah took first place at the Magnolia Cup at Goodwood, becoming the first British Muslim woman to win a horse race.

The Riding A Dream Academy, named after a film about Khadijah’s story, is inspired by her success and helps young people from under-represented urban areas to pursue a career in racing.