How Can I Apply?

You MUST to attend an Open Day to become eligible to apply for the Trainee Jockey Course.

Click on the link to discover Open Day dates and to download a booking form : 2020 Expression of interest Open Day Booking Form


Explanation of the application process for the KWETB Trainee Jockey Course

The following information describes the steps to be followed to apply for the course, the process is currently open for applications:

It is expected that you have attended an Open Day at RACE prior to registering for the course, so you are clear on the course content and requirements.

 STAGE 1 – Expression of Interest

 You MUST attend an Open Day to apply for this course. Download the Open Day & Expression of Interest form above to book your place on an Open Day. 

STAGE 2 – Registration for the Course

Gather the following items which are required for registration:

If you are under 18:

School support letter – A written statement from the Principal/ Vice Principal (Principal template 2019) of your school to confirm that you are likely to benefit from attending the Trainee Jockey course. While a general character reference and information regarding behaviour and attendance would be beneficial, their statement that you are likely to benefit from the course is essential. If the letter is not signed by the Principal/ Vice Principal it cannot be accepted

Parental / guardian support – A written statement from your parent or guardian that you have their full support for your application.

If you are over 18:

School reference – A written statement from your school in relation to your suitability for your chosen career plus a general character reference and information regarding behaviour and attendance.

If you are over 18 you must complete a Garda Vetting form: NVB 1 Vetting Invitation Form

Bring the above items to your local Department of Social Protection (DSP) or Intreo office to be registered for the course.

Request to be registered for the Racehorse Care and Riding course: COURSE CODE: To be confirmed which is categorised under ‘Sports and Leisure’

There are special allowances made for registration on this course in relation to age and school status for those under 18 which is why you require the above documents.

The DSP may request to view and make note of your documents, but you should keep them as you will be required to submit them to us for your file.

The closing date for registering for the course has not yet been determined, but is usually early June. We will notify all who have expressed interest in the course by e-mail as soon as we confirm the closing date. After this date you will no longer be eligible.

STAGE 3 – information gathering/ submission of application to RACE

Fill in the personal information sheet Trainee Jockey 2019 information pack and sheets

Bring the GP Medical 2019 Updated to your GP for completion

Complete the applicant Applicant Medical Questionnaire 2019

The three forms outlined above can be download via the links above or e-mailed / posted out if you phone PH: 045 522468 or e-mail:

Submit all documents (including school/ parental letters) as soon as possible after registration with the DSP, do not wait for the closing date: 14th June 2019

By Post

By e-mail (scan/ e-mail)

Trainee Jockey Course

Racing Academy & Centre of Education

Curragh House

Dublin Road


Co. Kildare

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