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.

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