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Amateur Rider Category B Permit


Category B Permit holders may ride in Flat Races confined to Amateur Riders, Steeplechase or Hurdle Races, except those confined to Licensed Conditional Jockeys, and in all National Hunt Flat Races.

The applicant must attend a five day training course. To be eligible for this training the rider must have had at least 15 completed rides under the Rules of Racing, the majority of which must be over obstacles or at least 20 completed rides in Point to Points and/or under the Rules of Racing. Generally, applications for Category B Permits are made by those who have already held a Category A Permit.


For amateur riders there are a limited number of places funded by the British Horseracing Authority and once these places have been offered the cost is £757.00 (inc VAT).

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  • Monday 19th Feb 2024 - Friday 23rd Feb 2024
  • Monday 5th Aug 2024 - Friday 9th Aug 2024

Experience Needed

  • Galloping a racehorse at speed
  • Riding work on a racehorse
  • Schooling a racehorse over race hurdles at speed

On completion of this course a report will be written and forwarded to the British Horseracing Authority (BHA).

How To Apply

For a place this course please apply to The British Horseracing Authority on:

The Licensing Team, The British Horseracing Authority, 75 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6LS

020 7152 0145

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