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Natalie Forrester

Welfare Officer

Natalie Forrester : Welfare Officer

Being brought up on a small racing yard, with my Mother, Grandmother and Uncle all being trainers, I have lived and breathed horse racing from a very young age. I enjoyed being a member of Pony Club from the age of 4 and then being fortunate to experience race riding both on the flat and under national hunt rules at the age of 16. Having worked for Michael and Clare Bell in Newmarket I gained a valuable insight into being part of a large flat racing yard and I also enjoyed a stint working on a racing yard in Australia.

After graduating from university with a Human Resource Management degree in 2011, I was lucky enough to earn a place on the BHA Graduate Programme which allowed me to expand my knowledge of all areas within the horse racing and breeding industry. I completed an eight-week work placement at Huntingdon racecourse where I gained an insight into what goes into the running and the management of a racecourse.

A career within racing has always been my ambition and I feel very fortunate to be a Welfare Officer for Racing Welfare, working alongside and supporting racings people. I have so much admiration for everyone that works within the industry and ultimately I am a people person with a huge passion for our sport. I look forward to helping and supporting racing and breeding industry staff and being part of the positive impact that Racing Welfare has to offer.