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Posted on 17th December 2019

14 – 16 Work Related Learning Programme proves to be a success for Owen

Our Work Related Learning Programme offers 14 – 16 year olds, currently in full-time education, the opportunity to work towards a Level 1 Diploma in Racehorse Care by attending the National Horseracing College (NHC) one-day each week during term time.

In this short video we hear from Owen Payton, who completed the course a couple of years ago. Upon completion of the course and full-time education Owen, who had also gained industry experience through a weekend work placement with South Yorkshire trainer, John Balding, and racing experience thorough the NHC Pony Racing Academy and Pony Racing Camp, was fast-tracked through the Foundation Course before commencing employment at the Middleham stables of Jedd O’Keeffe.

Owen holds an Apprentice Jockey licence and rode his first winner in October 2019.

For more information on the 14 – 16 Work Related Learning Programme please follow the link below:-


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