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The Hurdles Project

Funded on Spacehive 22 August 2019

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The Hurdles Project

National Horseracing College By National Horseracing College

Northern Racing College provides trained staff for the horse-racing industry. This project aims to raise funds to purchase portable hurdles for the benefit of our students, to increase riding skills.

Auckley Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 22 Aug 2019!

Northern Racing College is a charitable company providing a range of training for the horse racing industry. We recruit new entrants into horse racing via our Foundation Course, the majority of students being 16 - 18 years, 46% from deprived backgrounds and many having no prior horse experience. Our success rates include 97% of our graduates going into employment, many of whom continue onto further training with us and return to take short courses to build their skills and improve. This project aims to raise funds of £1062 to buy 3 hurdles, that can be moved around the training areas to offer our learners a better quality of learning and skills. The hurdles will add more value to our specialist courses. It will help to build confidence in riders, encourage better jumping positions and help the charity to raise further funds by providing an additional asset for hire.

What we'll deliver:

  • Purchase 3 portable hurdles
  • Build confidence in learners
  • Increase the facilities for hire for the charity's sustainability

Why it's a great idea:

The College has been training people for 35 years with amazing success stories. Our team strive to provide the highest quality of training and the best learning experience for every learner. For many young people attending the college, horseracing becomes their lifetime career and they will often return to build their skills and experience. This project is a great idea as it will add so much value to our courses, building confidence, ability and rider position, alongside adding to the fun value for both horse and rider. The hurdles are portable, making it easier for our very busy staff to move them around the site and making them accessible to more courses. By increasing our offering of assets for hire, we are able to add to our income generation opportunities, aiming to eventually become sustainable in maintaining facilities in the future.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buy 3 double 2ft 9" rubber hurdles

The hurdles will be used by: Learners on the Conditional Licence Courses, Category B Permit and some of the Amateur Rider Category A course learners. There is potential to promote to the general public and for use by staff. Our horses will enjoy them too!


Location Auckley

About the space

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Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £1,444

Double sided rubber hurdles 2ft 9” x 3 - £1,062 (74%)
Double sided rubber hurdles 2ft 9” x 1 - £354 (25%)
Other - £28 (2%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Double sided rubber hurdles 2ft 9” x 3
Double sided rubber hurdles 2ft 9” x 1
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We are also fundraising for a simulator to assist learners to improve their position and fitness by riding the simulator equicizor. This is also hired out to riding staff and jockey's to do their fitness training.

Total £1,444

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