Mentoring is a key objective of Women in Racing (WiR) and the group is delighted with the success of this formal programme with senior members as mentors, based in Scotland and northern England right through to the midlands and the south across all facets of the industry.

Mentors cover non-executive, corporate and entrepreneurial ambitions. The objective is to provide WiR members who cross many of the communities in racing with tailored support, encouragement, guidance and contacts as needed to help ensure that talented people can develop.

The door is always open for new mentors and mentees to join the programme, which remains a free benefit as part of your WiR membership.

Meet Our Mentors

Meet the Women in Racing Mentors

Gemma Ospedale

  • Bloodstock, Charities, Legal, Personal Development, Racing Yards and Teams
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Carrie Ford

  • Charities, Current or Former Jockey, Emotional Resilience, Racing Yards, Racing Yards and Teams
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Claire Kubler

  • Bloodstock, Equine Science, Personal Development, Racehorse Trainer, Racing Yards and Teams
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Dr Eleanor Boden

  • Career Coaching, Charities, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Personal Development, Safeguarding
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Dena Merson

  • Bloodstock, Career Coaching, Diversity and Inclusion, Emotional Resilience, Leadership, Personal Development
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Annie Lee

  • Bloodstock, Career Coaching, Leadership, Personal Development
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Zoe Elliot

  • Charities, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Leadership, Personal Development, Safeguarding
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Gina Bryce

  • Bloodstock, Media
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Suzanne Homewood

  • Career Coaching, Change management, Education, Leadership, Tech
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Eileen Harte

  • Bloodstock, Charities, Leadership, Personal Development, Racing Yards and Teams
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Lynn Tomkins

  • Career Coaching, Change management, Diversity and Inclusion, Education, Leadership, Personal Development
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Alycia Pritchard

  • Bloodstock, Change management, Equestrian Sport
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Sally Rowley-Williams

  • Bloodstock, Diversity and Inclusion, Equestrian Sport, Leadership, Personal Development
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Pip Kirkby

  • Career Coaching, Charities, Equestrian Sport, Leadership, Racecourses
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Rachel Flynn

  • Bloodstock, Current or Former Jockey, Leadership, Legal, Racehorse Trainer, Racing Yards and Teams
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Anne Lambert

  • Career Coaching, Charities, Leadership
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Ashleigh Wicheard

  • Career Coaching, Charities, Emotional Resilience, Equine Facilitated Learning, Racing Yards
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Catch Bissett

  • Personal Development, Racing Yards and Teams
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Mentor Programme success stories

Industry research and investigation funding

Equine Science Lecturer

I am an Equine Science Lecturer with a passion for horse racing and rider performance that has been developed through various roles within the racing industry. I...
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Academic researcher

I have been involved in the racing industry for more than 15 years in various ways, including owner, breeder, regulator and administrator. However, currently I am an...
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Mentee to Mentor

As a member of Women in Racing I have been both a mentee and a mentor and found both experiences enormously helpful as part of my ongoing...
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