AMATEUR RIDER CATEGORY A

TRAINING FOR AMATEUR RIDERS

NRC 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.

CATEGORY A SEMINAR

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.

CONTENT INCLUDES

  • Racecourse procedures / visit to the weighing room
  • BHA Rules of Racing
  • BHA Security – Inside information
  • Principles of Schooling and Jumping
  • Amateur Jockeys Association
  • Simulator Session

The cost of the Seminar Day is £125 inclusive of all refreshments and lunch. If you require accommodation this is £25 per night for bed and breakfast.

CATEGORY A ASSESSMENT

The BHA in conjunction with the NRC 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 above or click here https://www.youtube.com/embed/S94V6r_CBEo to view the pre assessment film.

The applicant must have already attended a Category A Seminar. As part of the assessment, the applicant will be required to undertake an 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 NRC 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.

2018 SEMINAR DAYS

Please note the course date change below:

  • 5 November 2018 – full
  • 5 December 2018

2018 ASSESSMENT DAYS DAYS

  • 6 November 2018 – full
  • 6 December 2018

For further information or to book please contact Georgina Ridal:

: 01302 861000
: georgina.ridal@northernracingcollege.co.uk