BRS Blog 16th – 20th October

20th Oct 2017 |

This week we welcomed course 315 who started Monday. They are a nine week foundation course who will join courses 313, 314 and 314X.


Earlier this week we held a Category A Amateur Rider Permit course. This is a two day licence course which is a mandatory requirement for anyone wishing to take out their Category A Amateur Riders Permit. During the course participants were lectured and assessed on the following: the balanced body position, principle of schooling and jumping (jump permit), simulator training, rules and regulations, integrity and race day procedures. There also practical elements to the course such as: riding work, stalls or schooling or both, a fitness assessment and a simulator assessment. On completion of this course a report is written and forwarded to the British Horseracing Authority who then decide if each participant will gain their licence. For more information about our Category A Amateur Rider Permit course please visit:


We will be heading down the British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse tomorrow. We will be located in the Fan Zone and are bringing our electric horseracing simulator. Come and have a go and see if you have what it takes to be the next Champion Jockey! A few of our trainees will also be coming down to be the pennant holders for the jockeys competing in each race. Keep an eye out for them on ITV Racing.


The Champion Apprentice Jockey for 2017 will also be announced on Saturday at Ascot, and it is currently very close between Kieran Shoemark and David Egan for first place. Both are former BRS trainees and we wish them both the best of luck!