Schooling Progression Course (A3 Licence & Conditionals)

This is a 1-day course run several times a year (see How to Apply for dates and details about our scheduled dates for this course) for Qualified / Conditional riders who wish to improve their skills under the guidance of the most successful point-to-point rider of all time, Derek O’Connor and our team of RACE instructors. This course is funded by Equuip ( and delivered by RACE.




Few sports offer such highly skilled training for FREE (generously funded by HRI). As well as our team of Instructors, students receive tuition and feedback from multiple champion Point-to-Point rider, Derek O’Connor. Derek has ridden more than 1,300 point-to-point winners and he is acknowledged as the most talented rider ever to ride in point-to-points. Derek also has a talent for teaching as he has proved through the success of this course. The objective of this course is to improve the technical and tactical riding skills of Qualified riders and to understand the importance of fitness and race-riding preparation. This course is very popular and restricted to just 6 riders per course. Early registration is advised and you can register an interest for future courses if scheduled courses are full.

One Day 10:30 – 15:30pm (times are approximate, full schedule will be emailed once booked).
Three Ridden Lots – 2 lots at RACE and 1 Lot at the Curragh Schooling Grounds. Schooling over jumps for all lots.
Video review of 2 lots
One simulator training session.

Limited to 5 participants per course

This course is run several times a year and in co-ordination with Derek O’Connor.

Riders may register their name and details at any time of year. Places are allocated on a first come basis.

To register complete the Application Form

All queries to Lisa O’Brien 045 522468 or via

The course is fully funded by Equuip

Link to video showcasing some of the training provided: Courtesy of Racing's Inside Track tv

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T: +353 (0)45 522 468

No: CHY 9242