Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

Today (08 March 2021) is International Women’s Day, a day to be inspired and to celebrate the achievements of the women who made, and continue to make, a difference in the world of horseracing. Like most sports, horseracing used to be very much a ‘man’s game’ but thankfully things are changing. Women are now making big inroads, in just about …

National Apprenticeship Week | Apprenticeships in Horseracing

What is an apprenticeship in the horseracing industry and how can you get involved? This week (8th – 12th February 2021) we are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week and throughout the week we will be guiding you through the process on our social media channels of how to gain an apprenticeship in the horseracing industry. At the National Horseracing College (NHC) we …

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, …

‘Every single day I’m learning something different’

A couple of weeks ago we travelled to Warwickshire to the all-conquering stables of National Hunt trainer, Dan Skelton to meet with Level 2 Apprenticeship learner, Megan. Megan completed the 12-week, residential Foundation Course at the National Horseracing College a year ago and has worked for the leading jump trainer since graduating. In this short interview Megan shares with us …