BRS Blog 21st – 25th August

24th Aug 2017 | News

BRS Blog 21st – 25th August

It was another bright and warm week here at the British Racing School. This week we saw course 313 return from their summer break. We also welcomed the start of course’s 313A, a four week advanced foundation course and course 314, a 9 week foundation course. Alongside course 312X who are progressing through their training. A full yard once again with all our horses coming back in from the fifty acres, meaning all systems are go.

Also running this week was our Racing Secretaries course, which saw fourteen people here for training for this important role within the racing industry. The course was run over three days with a wide range of speakers giving a practical insight into fulfilling this demanding role. The course covers: the structure of racing, health and safety explaining the BHA red book, NTF employment guide, the NASS/NTF agreement and racing administration, the rules of racing, Weatherbys involvement with racing, International Racing Bureau, general payroll, transport qualifications explained and European Breeders Fund. For more information about our Racing Secretaries course please follow the link: http://www.brs.org.uk/courses/racing-secretaries-2/

On Friday the British Racing School played host to the Ride High visit to Newmarket 2017, which was organised by Careers In Racing. As quoted from their website; “Ride High is a registered charity changing the lives of disadvantaged children by giving them the opportunity to ride horses, building their self-esteem and confidence and improving their future prospects.” The group of children received a tour of the British Racing School, while some sat an exam for their Level One Diploma in Racehorse Care. This was followed by a careers talk by Michelle Douglas from the British Horseracing Authority. The group then departed for an afternoon at the races at Newmarket’s July Racecourse. It is a privilege for us here at the British Racing School to support such a brilliant charity and it was great to see such an enthusiastic group of children. For more information about Ride High, please visit their website by following the link: http://ridehigh.org/