Future Jockey – Junior Academy

Download a Junior Academy Registration Form

We run several Junior Academy days every year for under 16s with a dream of becoming a jockey. These training days are open to ALL from experienced pony race riders to riders with no experience of racing, but a dream of becoming a jockey. Riders are grouped by their age and experience so that everyone is of a similar level of ability. Activities for each day are planned around each level of experience and we aim to make these days a lot of fun. Places are limited to 10 riders per Academy day. We accept registrations for these courses all year around, so if you would like to register for future Junior Academy days please download the registration form on this page and return it to RACE and you will be in touch as soon as we have dates scheduled.

Sample Course: Level 3 Junior Academy

Practical Training on Race-Riding Position, Skills and Tactics
• 1st Lot – Tack Up and Warm-up in Indoor School (ear piece worn to hear Instructions)
Ride out 1
st lot on RACE gallops with RACE Instructors
• 2nd Lot – Tack-up  and Warm-up in Indoor School
Ride out on RACE gallops with RACE Instructors
Video recording of riding for later review
• Review of video recordings of 2nd Lot with RACE Instructors
• Individual Simulator Lesson with RACE Instructors

Understanding & Training in Health & Fitness for Professional Jockeys
• Fitness education session with RACE Strength & Conditioning Coach
• Gym work-out to teaching you about how to get fit and stay fit for race-riding
• Food & Nutrition class with RACE Sports Dietitian – how to and why eat a balanced diet to maintain a healthy body and mind

Questions and Answers with Senior Jockey(s)
We arrange for Senior jockeys to talk to riders about what it takes to become a professional jockey and about their own experiences.

Sample Course: Level 1 Junior Academy

Introduction to racing and race-riding skills
• Demonstration of skills needed to ride racehorses with confidence, including tacking up racehorses, position and the importance of good hands.
• 1-to-1 simulator lessons with RACE instructors.

Understanding & Training in Health & Fitness for Professional Jockeys
• A fun fitness class with RACE Strength & Conditioning Coach explaining the basics of a how elite jockeys train.
• Food & Nutrition class with RACE Sports Dietitian – you are never to young to learn good habits around healthy eating.

Questions and Answers with Senior Jockey(s)
We arrange for Senior jockeys to talk to riders about what it takes to become a professional jockey and about their own experiences.

Here’s a flavour of what a Junior Academy Day is like…..

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T: +353 (0)45 522 468
E: enquiries@racingacademy.ie

REGISTERED CHARITY
No: CHY 9242