BRS Blog 17th – 21st July

20th Jul 2017 |

A fickle week weather wise here at the British Racing School, and what could be better than working towards your Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care on one of our many foundation courses. Currently we have courses 311 and 313 both training on the 14 week foundation course. We also have course 312X which is training on the 9 week foundation course.

On Monday and Tuesday we had a Swedish Pony Racing course with four budding young jockeys relishing the opportunity to improve their knowledge and riding skills. Tuesday morning saw them undertake intense simulator training with Ian Howell. This was then followed by riding out on the BRS’s round and straight gallops under the tuition of senior jockey coach Richard Perham. In the afternoon session Richard took each rider through video performance analysis using footage from the morning on the gallops, giving a vital insight to where their riding could be improved.

Tuesday also saw our ever popular Flexible Learning Programme trainees here at the British Racing School.

Congratulations to our Saddler’s Youth Programme who had their end of Year 1 graduation on Tuesday. Photo with Michael Hills & John Robinson from the Saddlers.

The Flexible Learning Programme (FLP) is a 2 year course offered to 14-16 year olds as a one day release from school, training them towards their Level 2 Diploma in Racehorse Care and Riding here at the BRS. For more information about the Flexible Learning Programme please visit: 

This week also saw the visit of Pradeep Singh Chouhan and Kiran H Lakhani. Pradeep is a former three time champion jockey in India. Both gentleman were here to see the level of training the British Racing School provide in order to gain inspiration for potentially implementing similar training back in India.