Industry Short Courses

What’s available?

We have a selection of training options for those working in racing yards, primarily for stable staff but also for amateur jockeys and conditional jockeys, across a range of areas and for a variety of levels of experience.

Training Areas?

STABLE STAFF TRAINING

  1. Basic safety & certified manual handling – 1 Day Course for new or less experienced staff carrying out basic stable staff role
  2. Advanced safety & certified manual handling  – 2 Day Course for new staff who will be required to prepare horses for exercise and travel
  3. Horse care and management: Travel preparation and taking a horse racing – 2 Day Course for staff who will be required to prepare horses to go racing, accompany them and lead up at the races
  4. Rider improvement – 4 Day Course for staff who currently ride out quiet racehorses but need to improve their riding skills and or confidence when riding racehorses
  5. Advanced rider improvement – A number of 1/2 day training sessions  for staff who currently school over obstacles as part of their role but need to improve their technical skills in this area

*Exercise Rider Course – A 12-week course to convert the skills of those with experience of riding non-thoroughbreds so that they can take up employment in a racing yard as an exercise rider.  Click here to bring you to a separate section of website for further details and application procedures for the Exercise Rider Course.

AMATEUR JOCKEY RIDER SKILLS TRAINING 

  1. Schooling preparation – 1 Day Course to improve riding skills in relation to schooling over obstacles, in preparation for an A3 Amateur riding license.  Click for further information.
  2. Schooling progression – 1 Day Course to improve race riding skills in relation to taking part in Point-to-point races, for those who already hold an A3 Amateur riding license.  Click for further information.

CONDITIONAL JOCKEY SKILLS TRAINING 

  1. Advanced rider improvement – A number of 1/2 day training session for conditional jockeys who currently race ride but want to improve their technical skills

How to book?

Trainers should initially complete an application form giving an overview of the number of staff they have for training across the range of areas.  RACE will then follow up to gather specific employee information and make bookings.  Trainers can contact contact Sandra Hughes (Ph: 0873781739) or Lisa in the Training Department in RACE (Ph: 045 522468) or email training@racingacademy.ie for further information on training available.

DOWNLOAD – Trainer Industry Short Course – Application Form 2020

Interested stable staff should contact  contact Sandra directly (Ph: 0873781739) and she can reach out to trainers to let them know what’s available that might suit staff needs.

If you do not currently work in the racing industry but are either hoping to start, or have previously worked in the industry and would like to re-join, then please download, complete and return the form below.

DOWNLOAD – Non-racing Staff – Training Interest Form 2020

Current dates scheduled for 2020?

Current dates for 2020 are currently on hold due to government restrictions in place for the management of Covid-19.  You can still apply for all courses and we will re-schedule and resume deliver as soon as possible once restrictions are lifted.

Get applications in ASAP so we can confirm delivery ASAP.

 

 

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