Nominations for the Stobart Lesters 2018 Announced Today

Nominations for the Stobart Lesters 2018 were revealed today. We are delighted to see so many NRC graduates named in such prestigious awards. The prestigious accolades will be awarded at the Stobart Lesters 2018 ceremony at the glittering awards night which will take place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge in London on Saturday 22nd December, celebrating the achievements of …

Kieran Schofield wins 2018 Go Racing in Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series

Congratulations to NRC graduate Kieran Schofield the winner of the 2018 Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, winning a fantastic sponsorship package supported by White Rose Saddlery with a cash prize of £1000 from Go Racing In Yorkshire together with a £500 sponsorship for the 2019 season and a saddle courtesy of White Rose Saddlery. Kieran joined the …

RYALL REAPING REWARDS FROM KENTUCKY TRIP

Thomas Ryall is the second Northern Racing College graduate to have taken part in a mentorship scheme organised by the International Federation of Horse Racing Academies and funded by the HH Sheikh Mansoor bin Zayed Al Nahyan Arabian Horse Racing Festival. Like Ryan Colley, who is now an equine welfare integrity officer and starter with the British Horseracing Authority, Thomas, …

NRC and first generation of rider coaches

100% pass rate for new pilot scheme which gives senior stable staff a coaching qualification to develop the skills of more inexperienced staff members Aim of the scheme is to help close skills gaps for racing staff through peer coaching to improve retention rates and boost career progression Another scheme will begin at the Northern Racing College this winter before …

Pony Racing Academy do us proud

On Sunday we were delighted to have two of our pony racing academy students taking part in the Middleton Hunt Pony Club Pony Race Day at Beverley. Demi riding Charlie in the 138cm Novice finished an excellent 3rd and Mark riding Rosie in the 148cm Novice finished a close 2nd. Our academy students have been attending the college for 12 …

Leger Legends Hits Million-Pound Target

We did it! The Leger Legends charity event, which kicked off the William Hill St Leger Festival for the ninth year on Wednesday 12 September, passed the million-pound mark for funds raised for the Northern Racing College and Injured Jockeys Fund. While recently-retired, Classic-winning jockey Ted Durcan produced Central City with a late run to win the Clipper Logistics Leger …

Leger Legends 2018

SIX newcomers, two ever-presents and a rider defending an unbeaten record are among the 16 jockeys limbering up to take part in the Leger Legends charity race, the one-mile feature event on the opening day of the William Hill St Leger Festival at Doncaster on 12 September. First staged in 2010, this unique event for ex-professional jockeys raises funds for …

Staff Vacancy – Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant (Term Time Only) – £7,038 (17½-hours per week) The Northern Racing College seeks to employ a Learning Support Assistant to join its enthusiastic, vibrant and hardworking team. The successful applicant would support learners on our Doncaster Equine College courses. Located in the scenic grounds of a private estate near Doncaster, we achieved Ofsted Grade 2 in 2016. …

Rachels Journey

Rachel’s journey into racing began just under two years ago when she attended the NRC Foundation Course in 2016. Following her 12 weeks stint with us, she undertook a 6-week work placement with BHA Jockey Coach and Racehorse Trainer, Tim Reed – she never left! Under his careful guidance Rachel has flourished, and last week she attended a two-day Category …

The future looks exciting for Lauren

In 2011, Lauren Sanders from Barnsley was just 17 years old and wanted to get a real job working in the outdoors and with horses. She signed up for a Foundation Course at the Northern Racing College. Although she’d never ridden a horse before, the College’s short but intense training delivered by expert staff enabled her to learn the skills …