Junior Academy Days

We run several Junior Academy days every year for ages 10 to 17 years, with a dream of becoming a jockey. 

Next dates: Week of 8th July & 15th July 2024 (This is a one day course)

Closing date for applications: 26th June 2024

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. If you would like to register for future Junior Academy days please fill in the application form via the link below the level you are applying for. Please make sure you read each level criteria to ensure you are best placed. Once received we will be in contact with you to confirm your date and place.

Level 1A Junior Academy – Aged 10-12 years old – Non-Riding.

Introduction to racing and race-riding skills
• Demonstration of skills needed to ride racehorses with confidence, including tacking up racehorses.
• Introduction to caring for Racehorses and an interactive racing session.
• 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.

Application form for Junior Academy Level 1A

Level 1B Junior Academy – Aged 13-17 years old – Non Riding.

Introduction to racing and race-riding skills
• Demonstration of skills needed to ride racehorses with confidence, including tacking up racehorses.
• Introduction to caring for Racehorses and an interactive racing session.
• 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.

Application form for Junior Academy Level 1B

Level 2 Junior Academy – Aged 13-17 years old – Riding in RACE Arena

Introduction to riding racehorses
• Throughout the practical training session, you will be working on your horsemanship skills, including best practice for horse handling, grooming and tacking up for exercise.
• Introduction to riding – all riders will ride under close supervision. For safety reasons riders will be split into two groups following the initial riding session.
•Riding coaching – work on improving your riding skills, riding thoroughbred racehorses in a racing saddle
• 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.

Application form for Junior Academy Level 2

Level 3 Junior Academy – Aged 13-17 years old- Riding on RACE Gallops

Introduction to riding racehorses • Throughout the practical training session, you will be working on your horsemanship skills, including best practice for horse handling, grooming and tacking up for exercise. • Introduction to riding – all riders will ride under close supervision. For safety reasons riders will be split into two groups following the initial riding session. • Riding coaching – work on improving your riding skills, riding thoroughbred racehorses in a racing saddle • 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.

Application form for Junior Academy Level 3

Level 4 Junior Academy – Aged 13-17 years old- Riding on RACE Gallops and Schooling Strip.

For riders with previous experience racehorses. • Throughout the practical training session, you will be working on your horsemanship skills, including best practice for horse handling, grooming, and tacking up for exercise. • Introduction to riding – all riders will ride under close supervision. For safety reasons riders will be split into two groups following the initial riding session. • Riding coaching – work on improving your riding skills, riding thoroughbred racehorses in a racing saddle • 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. • School on the RACE schooling strip: School on the RACE strip while being videoed to watch replay in Video review session. (Depends on level of experience).

Application form for Junior Academy Level 4

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