Tucked away down a side road, between two south London housing estates, is an acre of calm. Against a backdrop of tower blocks and graffiti, this is where teenager Khadijah Mellah learned to ride horses. In August, the year-old's smile beamed out from national news bulletins as she became the first British Muslim woman to ride in a horse race, the first jockey to compete wearing a hijab.
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By Cassandra Jardine. But Shanice, 14, is not a typical horse-mad country girl. It is a happy home, but one a teenager might need to escape at times. Horse riding has given Shanice both an outlet and a direction in life. Having garnered a huge collection of rosettes over the past six years — proudly framed on the sitting-room wall — she is on track, for which her mother, Karen, is profoundly grateful.
Welcome to Ebony Horse Club, Brixton. We are a community riding centre in Brixton. We teach riding and horse care, take groups to outdoor events and on trips away. With us, children learn new skills, develop aspirations and take on new responsibilities. They feel part of something important, building confidence and improving wellbeing. Through our youth services work we also mentor children, giving support to those that need it most. We are based in Coldharbour Ward, Brixton South London — one of the most disadvantaged inner city neighbourhoods in the country.
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