Win BIG prizes in the NHC 12 Days of Christmas Raffle

Purchase your raffle tickets here We’re excited to announce our ’12 Days of Christmas Raffle that will run from Sunday 13th December until Thursday 24th December 2020, via our social media pages. All monies raised will go towards the purchase of a new racing simulator at the National Horseracing College.   We have 12 incredible prizes up for grabs in …

Knowing Your Horse’s Mouth Webinar | January Date Announced

The Regional Staff Development Programme (RSDP) is delighted to announce a date for the Knowing Your Horse’s Mouth Interactive Webinar, in January 2021. Join us for this short and informative webinar, Knowing Your Horses’ Mouth. The event will be led by James Roxburgh Equine Veterinary Dentist MRCVS BVM&S Cert AVP(ED) who is also a qualified vet. He provides a complete …

National Horseracing College Well Represented Among Godolphin Awards Shortlist

Congratulations to the four National Horseracing College graduates and current learners who have been shortlisted from 206 initial nominations for the 2021 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards, the most prestigious awards of their kind. Graduates Jessica Bell, who is assistant to her trainer-stepfather Brian Ellison at his North Yorkshire stable, and Hannah Gregory, who fulfils a similar role with …

What qualifications do I need to become a jockey?

We often get asked what route people can take to become a jockey. Those who want to become a Flat or National Hunt jockey will need to begin by successfully completing the 12-week residential Foundation Course at the National Horseracing College (NHC). From here, successfully complete 6-week work placement with a racehorse trainer. The location and type of racing yard …

Numerous NHC Graduates offered full-time employment

We’re delighted that many NHC Foundation Course graduates, who graduated just before or during Covid-19 lockdown, have now been secured full-time employment following their 6-week work placement. Congratulations to the following: Maria Crowe who has been offered full-time employment with Warren Greatrex as a rider (Group 20.06) Rebecca Yates who has also been offered full-time employment with Warren Greatrex as …

NHC Horses, where are they now… Rory (Mythical Son)

It’s always great to see previous National Horseracing College horses thriving in their retirement, and Rory is no exception! Racing career and life at the NHC for Rory Rory wasn’t a very talented horse on the track, as he only had 9 starts before he was retired, but his best performance was a 4th in a Novice Chase at Leicester. …

NHC to recommence Foundation Course training on-site at the beginning of July

We can now confirm the NHC will recommence Foundation Course training on-site at the beginning of July. Our decision has been taken after careful and detailed deliberation on a host of factors including, as a priority, the health and wellbeing of staff and learners. We have monitored Government and ESFA guidance very carefully throughout the current pandemic. We have discussed …

Racing Welfare launches 2020 Mental Health Awareness Week campaign

Racing Welfare has today outlined plans for its 2020 Mental Health Awareness Week campaign, beginning on Monday 18th May.  The week is a national initiative run by the Mental Health Foundation which runs through until Sunday 24th May.  Racing Welfare leads racing’s response to the campaign, which this year has been taken fully digital by the charity due to Covid-19. …

Success for learners during Workplace Challenge Day

Our instructor team and yard supervisors work tirelessly each and everyday teaching, supporting, nurturing, and sharing with our learners their extensive knowledge and experience of the horseracing industry. They know what a racehorse trainer requires in a member of their stable staff team because they have dedicated many years of their own careers to working in hands-on positions in racing …