Careers and Training

Want to start a career in racing but not sure how? Take a look at the job options below and the training that is available

How can I start my career?

Most people will have a feel for whether they want to work directly with horses or in an office based role. Even the jobs that don't involve working with horses are likely to see you out and about from time to time - that is one of the benefits of working in racing! There are so many different types of jobs in the racing industry you will need to have a good think about what your skills are and where you might most enjoy working.

Getting started

Take a look at the wide range of courses and training opportunities available

What job could I do?

Discover the many different jobs that are available in racing

Discover the Industry

From community engagement to pay and prospects, you can find out more about the racing industry here.

What are my prospects?

No matter where you are in your career, we have a path for everyone.

Course Dates


One Day Course – Harper Adams University, Shropshire This course offers stud staff in the West a chance to update and refresh their knowledge. £35 for non TBA members FREE for TBA Members … Read more

Amateur Rider Category A Seminar & Assessment

Amateur Rider Category A Seminar & Assessment Location: National Horseracing College, Doncaster Date: 24th – 25th August 2021  The NHC holds training seminars for new Amateur Riders wishing to ride under the Rules of Racing. The … Read more

Pony Racing Camp

A WEEK LONG RESIDENTIAL CAMP FOR CHILDREN AGED 11 – 15 YEARS WHO WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PONY RACING 25th May – 29th May 2020  Fancy being a jockey? Does your pony think he’s a racehorse? – then the five-day NHC Pony Racing Camp is … Read more