Four learners awarded for their hard work and progress

We’re delighted that four National Horseracing College (NHC) learners have today been awarded ‘On Track 4 Racing’ gilets and hat silks for showing hard work, dedication, and progress during the 12-week residential Foundation Course. Although many learners show fantastic progress and enthusiasm during their course, there are also a handful of learners who shine through. Our Senior Training Instructor, Claire …

From no riding experience to riding racehorses in New Zealand…

In 2016 Martin arrived at the National Horseracing College with absolutely no experience of riding or working with horses. Fast-forward to early 2020 and he returned from a year working with and riding racehorses in New Zealand. Since graduating from the 12-week residential Foundation Course, Martin worked for two years as a racing groom for Micky Hammond at his stables …

NHC Graduates excel in their Level 2 Apprenticeship Portfolio

Two National Horseracing College (NHC) Foundation Course graduates, Tiegan Alexander (group 20.03), and Georgia Fenwicke-Clennell (group 20.02),ย  have both made excellent progress in their portfolio work as part of the Level 2 Apprentice in Racehorse Care qualification. Both graduates, who work for trainer Micky Hammond Racing in Middleham, North Yorkshire after graduating from the NHC in December 2019 (Georgia) and …

Covid-19 Update | Safety measures in place at the NHC

Since the return of learners at the NHC early in July, we have ensured that correct measures and strict safety procedures are put in place throughout the college, as the health and safety of both learners and staff are paramount. Our decision to re-commence Foundation Course training was taken after careful and detailed deliberation on a host of factors including, …

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 …

NHC Equine Facilities Now Open

As from ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ, we feel we can operate a safe environment and put social distance rules in place thanks to being a large spacious outdoor venue. Therefore as of today and in light of Government advice, our equine facilities are now open for external bookings. BOOKING CONDITIONS There will be a strict 30-minute gap between bookings. This will …

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We feel we can operate an almost absolute social distance at the National Horseracing College thanks to being a large spacious outdoor venue.ย  Therefore on the 1st June 2020 and in light of Government advice, we will open our equine facilities for external bookings.   BOOKING CONDITIONS There will be a strict 30-minute gap between bookings. This will give clients …

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.ย  The week is a national initiative run by the Mental Health Foundation which runs through until Sunday 24th May. ย Racing Welfare leads racingโ€™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 …