What is the course programme?

The course begins with basic Health & Safety inductions, an explanation of procedures and work practices at RACE and a baseline assessment of skills and experience.

Mornings( 8am-12.30pm): Students are trained in all aspects of morning routine in a racing yard including:

feeding, mucking out, use of the horse walker, tacking up, riding out, washing down after exercise, rugging horses and cleaning up the yard before lunch.

Morning routine includes riding 2 lots under tuition. Each week students will be given a simulator lesson and video reviews of their riding using Dartfish technology to assess progress and to improve their position and technique.

Lunch – provided on site 

1.30pm – 4pm: Afternoons will include practical demonstrations and practical practice, including bandaging, preparing a racehorse for transport, preparing a racehorse to go racing, feeding plans and diet, etc.

This course will include 2 fitness classes per week and gym induction and Industry Induction and Employment Preparation classes each week also.

Afternoon stables includes all activities carried out in a professional racing yard such as, grooming, changing rugs, checking horses well-being, feeding, sweeping up.

Accommodation may be available at RACE for the duration of this course on a subsidised basis.  Availability is not guaranteed and must be confirmed in advance.    

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