Course Dates

All course dates are subject to postponement during the ongoing Covid-19 situation

View the upcoming Courses and Training dates at the various industry Training Providers.

  • September, 2020

  • Overview of British Racing Seminar

    Do you want to develop your career in horseracing or perhaps you are new to the industry and would like to expand your knowledge of the sport? Get a jump start with this seminar, delivered by the National Horseracing College on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority.  It offers a friendly and fascinating introduction to the world of racing.

    Held virtually, on Zoom

    Date: 29th September 2020

    Hosted by: Mick Fitzgerald

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    for full course details

  • October, 2020

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    13th – 15th October 2020 at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

    Suitable for existing Racing Secretaries new to racing or anyone considering working as a Racing Secretary.

    To find out more information or for an application to attend the Racing Secretaries course with The British Racing School please contact Di Farrell-Thomas at Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk or telephone 01638 675907.

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 26th October 2020

    The NHC holds training seminars for new Amateur Riders wishing to ride under the Rules of Racing. The seminar is run over one day and is designed to provide future Amateur Riders with information about their role and responsibilities on the Racecourse. The Seminar day is theory based.

    For further information visit our website; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Assessment
    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 29th October 2020

    The applicant must have already attended a Category A Seminar. As part of the assessment the applicant will be required to undertake a evaluation of their fitness.

    The applicant must be proficient and experienced in the following:

    • Control: Judgment will be made on the rider’s ability to control a racehorse at speed. The rider should be able to restrain the horse (whilst keeping the horse and him/her self in a balanced position) alongside another horse and rider on the gallop. The rider should be able to slow the horse down to a speed required when asked.
    • Jumping: For a Jumping only license the rider will need to be able to school over race type hurdles at speed, without unduly hindering the horse.
    • Stalls: For a Flat only license the rider should be capable of jumping a horse out of the stalls without unduly hindering their or other horse’s progress and direction. The BHA in conjunction with the NHC and the BRS have produced a short video outlining all the disciplines which you should have had previous experience in prior to your assessment. It also covers all the other elements of the assessment process. Please see video at top of the page.

     

    For further information visit our website; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • November, 2020

  • Overview of British Racing Seminar

    Do you want to develop your career in horseracing or perhaps you are new to the industry and would like to expand your knowledge of the sport? Get a jump start with this seminar, delivered by the National Horseracing College on behalf of the British Horseracing Authority.  It offers a friendly and fascinating introduction to the world of racing.

    Virtual – via Zoom

    Date: 18th November 2020

    Hosted by: Mick Fitzgerald

    Click here for full course details

  • December, 2020

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Seminar

    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 2nd December 2020

    The NHC holds training seminars for new Amateur Riders wishing to ride under the Rules of Racing. The seminar is run over one day and is designed to provide future Amateur Riders with information about their role and responsibilities on the Racecourse. The Seminar day is theory based.

    For further information visit our website; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000

  • Jockey Training

    Amateur Rider Category A Assessment
    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 3rd December 2020

    The applicant must have already attended a Category A Seminar. As part of the assessment the applicant will be required to undertake a evaluation of their fitness.

    The applicant must be proficient and experienced in the following:

    • Control: Judgment will be made on the rider’s ability to control a racehorse at speed. The rider should be able to restrain the horse (whilst keeping the horse and him/her self in a balanced position) alongside another horse and rider on the gallop. The rider should be able to slow the horse down to a speed required when asked.
    • Jumping: For a Jumping only license the rider will need to be able to school over race type hurdles at speed, without unduly hindering the horse.
    • Stalls: For a Flat only license the rider should be capable of jumping a horse out of the stalls without unduly hindering their or other horse’s progress and direction. The BHA in conjunction with the NHC and the BRS have produced a short video outlining all the disciplines which you should have had previous experience in prior to your assessment. It also covers all the other elements of the assessment process. Please see video at top of the page.

     

    For further information visit our website

    ; or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretaries Course
    Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster
    Date: 15th December to 16th December 2020

    The Racing Secretaries Course is designed to provide aspiring secretaries and newly appointed secretaries with a comprehensive understanding of the role of the trainers secretary, the structure of the racing industry and racing administration.

    The two-day course provides a thorough grounding and allows candidates the opportunity to talk directly with key personnel from organisations such as Weatherbys, the National Trainers Federation, the British Horseracing Authority and the International Racing Bureau.

    For further information visit our website or call Georgina Ridal on 01302 861000.

  • February, 2021

  • Racing Secretary Course

    Racing Secretary Course

    16th – 18th February 2021 at the British Racing School in Newmarket.

    Suitable for existing Racing Secretaries new to racing or anyone considering working as a Racing Secretary. For further details and to book your place, please contact courses@brs.org.uk or call 01638 665103.

  • March, 2021

  • Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course

    Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course

    An Apprentice Jockeys Licence Course for new Apprentice Jockeys will be held on the following date:

    15th – 26th March 2021 at the British Racing School in Newmarket

    Application forms to reserve places on this course are available from the Licensing Department at the British Horseracing Authority.  Telephone 020 7152 0148 or email licensing@britishhorseracing.com.

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