BRS Blog 11th – 15th September

15th Sep 2017 |

A noticeably chillier week weather wise, winter is on its way. Business as usual here at The British Racing School with four foundation courses running at this point in time. We caught up with our instructors to see how our trainees are getting on.


Course 312X, who have been here the longest out of our current courses running, are progressing well. Talking to instructor Julie Lingham she said; “there is a huge difference of ability, both riding and on the yard, with this group since they first arrived. Those who have been given more responsibility are doing a great job. They have had a great team dynamic, and work well as a group.”

Course 313 are at a turning point in the course where their progress is really starting to show. Instructor Alison Harper said; “this group came to us with very little experience and are a young group however they are all working very hard and it’s great to see their improvement. On Friday they rode with the intensive course (313A) which gave them all a huge confidence boost.”


Course 314 have all settled in well to the routine here at the British Racing School. Talking to instructor Ian Howell; “they are very much a well above average group and are all ahead of where they are expected to be at this point in the course. I am very proud of them all.”


Course 313A leave us this week after completing a four week intensive course, we wish them all the best as they all return to their trainers to progress with their careers in racing.  Talking to their Instructor Ray O’Brien earlier this week he said “the course are riding out of their skin, especially their work riding ability where all trainees are riding to instruction. We’re striving for perfection, we’re nearly there and we’ll get there by Friday. They have generally made brilliant progress over the last four weeks and are ready to go back to work as better riders.”


Are you looking for something to do in Newmarket this weekend (16th/17th September)? Well look no further because it’s Newmarket Open Weekend! More importantly, The British Racing School is opening its doors on Saturday 16th September from 9am till 1pm with a number of attractions during the morning including: BBQ, tours, various demonstrations, racing simulator and our trainees riding up the gallops! It’s free entry to visit us on the Saturday, so come along we’ll be delighted to see you!

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