THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL WILL ATTEND THE PREMIERE OF “RIDING A DREAM”
MONDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2019
The Duchess of Cornwall, President, Ebony Horse Club, will attend the premiere of “Riding A Dream” at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton Oval, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW2 1JG.
Arriving at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, The Duchess of Cornwall will meet with the film’s subject, Khadijah Mellah, the first British Muslim woman to win a horserace in the UK, and representatives from the Ebony Horse Club, of which Her Royal Highness is President. The Duchess will then join a screening of the film hosted by ITV News Arts Editor Nina Nannar, followed by a Q&A with Khadijah, the film’s producer Oli Bell and the film’s directors Mattia Reiniger and Tommy Bolwell. Other guests expected to attend include jockey Hayley Turner OBE, TV star Georgia Toffolo (Made and ITV newsreader Alastair Stewart.
Riding a Dream
“Riding a Dream”, which will be shown on ITV this November, follows the story of Khadijah Mellah, 18, from Peckham, South London, who made history and global headlines this summer by becoming the first British Muslim woman to win a horserace in the UK – an achievement that came at one of British horseracing’s most prestigious festivals, Glorious Goodwood, barely four months after she had sat on a racehorse for the first time.
Charting her journey from the charity Ebony Horse Club in Brixton, where she first learnt to ride, the documentary follows Khadijah as she prepares to compete in the Magnolia Cup, an all-female charity race against the likes of Olympian Victoria Pendleton, model Vogue Williams, and professional event rider Sophie van der Merwe. Riding a Dream has been produced by brothers Oli and Philip Bell and is directed by Mattia Reiniger and Tommy Bolwell.
Ebony Horse Club
Based in Brixton, Ebony Horse Club is a community riding centre teaching riding and horse care with the aim of helping children to learn new skills, develop aspiration and take on new responsibilities. Through youth services work, the charity mentors children, giving support to those that need it most. This year, Ebony has provided 1700 rides to 110 riders per week.
Her Royal Highness became President of Ebony Horse Club in 2009 and most recently hosted a reception for the Club, where Her Royal Highness met Khadijah Mellah, at Clarence House in July 2019. Following her win at Goodwood, Khadijah received a note of congratulations from The Duchess.