Michelle La Vars

When Michelle had her fall in 1992, the National Jockeys Trust didn’t exist, and it was hard for her not to feel a little abandoned by the industry. "There just wasn’t anywhere for me to fit in, but now, with the NJT, I don’t feel that way. I know they have my back, and I’m remembered for what I gave to the racing industry."

"I'm incredibly grateful to the NJT as they purchased a new wheelchair and attachment that takes a lot of stress from my arms and shoulders that I have had ongoing problems with."
Michelle is now a proud ambassador for the National Jockeys Trust. She continues to support the NJT's efforts and help fellow jockeys and their families as she knows first-hand how devastating a career-ending race fall can change your life forever.