Best Turned out competition and congratulations goes to Taylor, Jessica and Sophie with Roc Astrale (1st picture). It was a tough decision today because they all look great (2nd-4th pictured respectively). The aim of the Best Turned Out competition is a bit of fun towards the end of the Foundation Course bringing together all the skills the trainees will need in their jobs to get a horse ready for the races.
To find out more follow the link in our bio
This morning our trainees on the straight gallop have been practicing riding upsides. This is harder than it looks, especially if your horse is competitive, but it is common practice and needs to be learned ready for the workplace.
You can watch our trainees live on Thursday morning via our VIRTUAL OPEN DAY on Facebook. Link in bio @careersinracing @racinggroom
Our Chief Exec Mr Harris completing the for &.
He nominates @ijfperformance Lisa Hancock, @newmarket_racecourses Amy Starkey, @godolphin Diana Cooper & @racingpost Alan Byrne
William Thomas is feeling well!
This could be you learning to ride like this. Applications still open for our Residential Apprenticeship programme, just follow the link in our bio to find out more
Since Covid-19 we are exercising horses on a Sunday morning too, this is to help mitigate Monday morning freshness! It’s just a light exercise (and singalong with Miss Aggie#workwithhorses
– Can you name this ex-racehorse who will turn 20 later this month?? (photo taken in 2019) He’s been a member of our team for a number of years having previously been trained by John Berry & @emmacollingsberry to win 7 of his 50 starts!
Our “remainers” course (those who graduated during lockdown so stayed with us) have had a morning of 2 halves… First up e-learning on the @britishhorseracingauthority Racing2Learn website, followed by an amazing opportunity to take some of our horses for a spin up the Al Bahathri gallop. Thank you @thejockeyclub
We still have students on site who are in lockdown with us, but it’s business as usual as far as teaching and training is concerned, and that includes their 3 times a week fitness sessions!
Last night courses 340 and the “remainers” (those who graduated during lockdown so stayed with us) were put through their paces by our onsite fitness instructor, Yariv Kam
Day 6 of exercises and today we’re doing the 𝗪𝗼𝗯𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝘂𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝘁𝘀
Again, this is 4 minute exercise to score 100%. If you don’t have any wobble cushions try anything that is small and unstable, the idea is that your core strength needs to engage and keep you static.
Tag us in your photos and we’ll share your alternatives to the wobble cushions
Right you’ve had 2 days off now let’s get back to getting jockey fit. Today’s exercise is 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗸.
Its fairly simple, just hold the plank position for 4 minutes to score 100% (remember you need at least 70% to be considered for a licence
We’re returning to legs today for this killer exercise – 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗘𝘅𝗲𝗿𝗰𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝘁𝘀.
And yes, that’s a 5kg weight she’s holding too!! 🥵
If you don’t have an exercise ball or weight, use whatever else you can find, a smaller football and a bag of potatoes?? Be inventive!
Can you hold it for 2 minutes??
It’s Day 3 of the jockey fitness test and we’ve moved to the upper body with the 𝗘𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗣𝘂𝘀𝗵.
To score 100% you need keep this up for 2 mins, which is a total of 100 resisted pushes!
Let us know how you get on
Did anyone score 100% by achieving 90 secs in the press up and hold position yesterday?? (see yesterdays post for info)
Day 2 and the second exercise in the Jockey fitness challenge is 𝗟𝗲𝗴 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘀.
Remember you need 70% to pass the test but why not aim for 100% which is 4minutes at a rate of 25 raises per minute.
Some of you will be at home, some of you will still be working but what we do all have in common is that we CANNOT go to the gym or any group exercise classes.
So we hope you’ll be staying active at home and to help here’s the jockey fitness test, bit by bit.
Once you’ve mastered the exercises, let us know when you’re scoring 100% like Tom Marquand (you need to score over 70% to pass)Some of you will be at home, some of you will still be working but what we do all have in common is that we CANNOT go to the gym or any group exercise classes.
So we hope you’ll be staying active at home and to help here’s some of the jockey fitness test, we’ll be adding another exercise each day.
Once you’ve mastered the exercises, let us know when you’re scoring 100% like @tom.marquand (you need to score over 70% to pass