The point to point season 23/24 is now well under way and fingers are crossed for not too many abandonments with the imminent cold snap.
Each year, the level of riding in point to points becomes increasingly more professional. Many riders are progressing up from the pony racing ranks, to ride in point to points, perhaps as a staging post to a career under rules. The fitness and proficiency requirements for all riders are improving and it is now MANDATORY for every first time point to point rider, to have attended a pre-season assessment and training day, prior to their first ride.
The British Racing School have this year arranged a series of five pre-season assessment days, located across the southern area of the UK. There have been dates in Oxfordshire, Somerset and Newmarket and there are two dates left; Gloucestershire (13th January) and Wales (27th January).
Riders will need to provide their own horses for the day, but they will be in the care of a qualified BRS jockey coach, who will provide advice and suggestions, as well as assessing the rider’s fitness and safety to ride in a race.
Each day costs £30 per rider, and for first time riders this can be claimed back off the cost of their Rider Qualification Certificate (RQC).
For more information click here, or to register for either of the remaining two dates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.