Apply now for the Ernest Cooper Macmillan ‘Ride of Their Lives’ 2022 at York Racecourse
The prestigious Ernest Cooper Macmillan ‘Ride of Their Lives’ charity race is viewed as one of the most successful charity horse races in the UK. Twelve successful applicants will have the opportunity to race thoroughbred horses around the famous Knavesmire course, in front of thousands of cheering spectators on Saturday 11th June 2022.
Riders will be required to raise £4,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity that has been hit hard by the effects of the pandemic.
Together with our inspirational amateur jockeys, this year we raised over £250,000 for Macmillan. This money supported the charity’s Yorkshire Appeal and will fund Macmillan nurses, information and support workers and support services across the region.
Ria Ginley from York, took part this year and she said:
“I have genuinely loved every minute since being selected to take part, the training and the fundraising challenge took over my life.
“I’ve been going to the races since I was a kid, to ride a thoroughbred horse at York Racecourse in front of my friends and family was a dream come true.
“It is more than just a horse race, I was motivated to do whatever it takes for Macmillan, a charity close to my heart.
“I was riding in memory of my best friend’s dad, Macmillan did so much to help him when he was unwell, and it made the world of difference to his family.”
Macmillan and York Racecourse are also offering people the opportunity to sign up to the Jump of Their Lives; a tandem skydive to support their fundraising for people living with cancer across the region. The skydive is taking place at Bridlington on Saturday 30th April 2022, and York Racecourse are looking for as many thrill seekers as possible to join them in this once in a life time thrill seeking activity.
Ernest Cooper Macmillan ‘Ride of Their Lives’ Application Form – Click here
Applications close on Monday 6 December, the successful applicants will be notified during the week before Christmas 2021.
York Racecourse Macmillan ‘Jump of Their Lives’ Application Form – Click here
Applications close on Friday 28 January.