It can be a great way to kick start your race riding career and was route chosen by Ryan Moore, Tom O’Brien and Richard Johnston to name a few.
The applicant must attend a five day training course. On completion of this course a report will be written and forwarded to the British Horseracing Authority. 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 majority of these must be over obstacles Alternatively we will accept 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 already hold a Category A Permit.
You should have had 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 in order to apply for this course.
Fitness is a huge part of being a successful jockey. On all jockey courses all riders are put through the following assessment to measure overall fitness and also to pinpoint individual strengths and weaknesses. Each element of the assessment is marked to give an overall percentage of fitness. The fitness assessment is carried out by Yariv Kam, a personal trainers, if you wish to contact him his website is newregym.co.uk
To find out more information or for an application to attend the Category B Amateur Rider course with The British Racing School please contact Di Farrell-Thomas at Di.Farrell-Thomas@brs.org.uk or telephone 01638 675907.