The Conditional Jockeys licence allows riders aged between 16 and 26 years old, who are in full time paid employment with a UK based Licensed Racehorse Trainer to ride in Jump races against professional jockeys, but with a weight allowance to compensate for their inexperience.
As part of the application, the prospective jockey is required to attend, and satisfactorily complete, a two-week course at either the National Horseracing College or the British Racing School. They must also undergo a medical examination and meet the Medical Standards for ‘Fitness to Ride’ and the Assessment of Concussion protocol.
During the course you will be lectured and assessed on the following:
- Riding Work and Giving Feedback
- Diet and Nutrition
- Principles of schooling and jumping
- Sports Science
- Rules and Regulations
There also practical elements to the course:
- Riding work
- Fitness assessment
- Simulator assessment
On completion of this course a report will be written and forwarded to the British Horseracing Authority