Your route to becoming a
Over 19 years old
working in other equestrian disciplines or very competent riders
Even so, please talk to the racing schools as there may be support from the racing industry and they may be able to suggest other training options.
If you are very competent at riding, have been working with horses in another discipline for a while and want to move into working with racehorses there are a few options we would suggest for training and finding work in a racehorse yard.
- The British Racing School and Northern Racing College provide a Transition to Racing Course for those who are experienced riders in another equestrian discipline but who want to learn to ride for racing.
- You can apply to work with a racehorse trainer and your training can be led by your employer. Selected racehorse trainers offer employer-led training. This is a new scheme run by the British Horseracing Authority and the National Trainers Federation. You train on-the-job and the racehorse trainer measures your progress against a Racing Groom Skills Passport.
You can apply to work with a racehorse trainer immediately and they may help you with your racing work riding technique. You could do a short course in work riding at The British Racing School or Northern Racing College, or your employer could invite the racing schools into your yard to train a group of staff in work riding.
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