Workplace Challenge Day

During the penultimate week of the 12-week, residential Foundation Course our learners take part in the Workplace Challenge Day. A day where our Roving Tutors observe, mentor and assess the learners during the entire day. Today was Workplace Challenge Day for group 20.09 and our learners once again rose to the occasion. A big well done to the ‘Best Turned …

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 …

‘Overview of British Racing Days’ goes virtual

Due to Covid-19, we will not be holding these seminars at Doncaster and Newbury racecourses as planned in 2020 but we delighted to announce that we are going to provide them virtually through the Zoom platform. So if you want to develop a career in horseracing or perhaps you are new to the industry and would like to expand your …

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. …

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),  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 …