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Amateur Rider Category A Permit

TRAINING FOR AMATEUR RIDERS

NHC holds training seminars for new Amateur Riders wishing to ride under the Rules of Racing. The seminar is run over one day and is designed to provide future Amateur Riders with information about their role and responsibilities on the Racecourse. The Seminar day is theory based.

CATEGORY A SEMINAR

The seminar is run over one day and is designed to provide future Amateur Riders with information about their role and responsibilities on the Racecourse. The Seminar day is theory based.

CONTENT INCLUDES

  • Racecourse procedures / visit to the weighing room
  • BHA Rules of Racing
  • BHA Security – Inside information
  • Principles of Schooling and Jumping
  • Amateur Jockeys Association
  • Simulator Session

The cost of the Cat A Course is £280.00 inclusive of all refreshments and lunch.

CATEGORY A ASSESSMENT

The BHA in conjunction with the NHC and the BRS have produced a short video outlining all the disciplines which you should have had previous experience in prior to your assessment. It also covers all the other elements of the assessment process. Please see the video above or click here to view the pre-assessment film.

The applicant must have already attended a Category A Seminar. As part of the assessment, the applicant will be required to undertake an evaluation of their fitness.

The applicant must be proficient and experienced in the following:

  • Control: Judgment will be made on the rider’s ability to control a racehorse at speed. The rider should be able to restrain the horse (whilst keeping the horse and him/her self in a balanced position) alongside another horse and rider on the gallop. The rider should be able to slow the horse down to a speed required when asked.
  • Jumping: For a Jumping only license the rider will need to be able to school over race type hurdles at speed, without unduly hindering the horse.
  • Stalls: For a Flat only license the rider should be capable of jumping a horse out of the stalls without unduly hindering their or other horse’s progress and direction. The BHA in conjunction with the NHC and the BRS have produced a short video outlining all the disciplines which you should have had previous experience in prior to your assessment. It also covers all the other elements of the assessment process. Please see video at top of the page.
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Dates

  • Wednesday 3rd Apr 2024 - Thursday 4th Apr 2024 - Seminar Day & Assessment Day
  • Wednesday 5th Jun 2024 - Thursday 6th Jun 2024 - Seminar Day & Assessment Day
  • Wednesday 21st Aug 2024 - Thursday 22nd Aug 2024 - Seminar Day & Assessment Day
  • Wednesday 23rd Oct 2024 - Thursday 24th Oct 2024 - Seminar Day & Assessment Day
  • Wednesday 11th Dec 2024 - Thursday 12th Dec 2024 - Seminar Day & Assessment Day
For further information or to book please contact Sarah Beattie:

01302 861000
s.beattie@theNHC.co.uk

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