Carrie FordFemale Jockeys, Charities, Education and Young People
Carrie Ford has over twenty years’ experience working in racing. Having studied Thoroughbred Horse Management at Witney College, Carrie went on to gain valuable experience working for leading trainers in Ireland, Canada, America and New Zealand prior to setting up a racehorse training establishment in the North West with former husband Richard Ford.
She combined her Assistant Trainer role with holding an Amateur Rider/ Professional Jockey’s Licence, 1987-2005. She also represented Great Britain in Amateur Flat Races in Austria, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia and Malta. In 2014, Carrie was awarded an Honorary Master of Arts degree by Chester University, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British Horseracing.
She is currently the northern region Education Officer for Racing to School; a charity which runs several Education Programmes and delivers free outdoor learning activities for around 15,000 young people at racecourses, studs and trainers’ yards across the country each year.