So you think horse riding is for girls?

So you think horse riding is for girls? How easy do you think it is to control half a tonne of thoroughbred horse galloping at 40mph? Horses have a mind of their own. Thankfully, in the most, they want to work with us and they are happy to take direction off a rider that instils confidence in them and in …

An exciting new start for NHC graduate Molly

Today (9th December 2019) is Molly’s first day in her work placement at Mark Johnston Racing in Middleham, North Yorkshire. Molly, 18, graduated from the 12-week, residential Foundation Course on Friday 6th December 2019. In this short interview Molly shares with us how she’s feeling about joining such a big yard, her equine experience prior to joining the National Horseracing …

NHC graduate Henry Platt proves that working hard can achieve any dream

We love receiving success stories about our graduates and this story is definitely a great achievement and a name to look out for in the future…Henry Platt graduated from the National Horseracing College (formally Northern Racing College) in the summer of 2016. Having barely any equine experience when he arrived at the college, Henry proved that his ability and determination …

Six NHC graduates nominated for 2020 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards

Huge congratulations to all those shortlisted for the 2020 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards. We were especially delighted to see six National Horseracing College graduates and current learners among those shortlisted: David Nicholson Newcomer Award:-Chelsea Brooks (Ollie Pears)Charlotte Cotgrave (Mark Johnston) Leadership Award:-Hannah Gregory (Richard Phillips)Leanne Kershaw (Jedd O’Keeffe) Rider/Groom Award:-Hayley Ashcroft (Tom Dascombe) Rory MacDonald Community Award:-Samantha Trainor …

Aiden’s first winner and how he’s never looked back on his racing dream

Watch full interview here > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpIREVBnAG0 Riding your first winner is a milestone in every jockey’s life and is only bettered by one thing; riding a winner which catches the eye of a trainer who then books you to ride their horses. When 19-year-old Aiden Smithies rode his first winner a couple of months ago for his employer, North Yorkshire …