You are here: Home > Support Us > Fundraising Opportunities > Charity Race Days

Charity Race Days | 2022

28 October at Wetherby and 3 November at Newbury

Do you fancy yourself as a jockey? We’re looking for amateur jockeys to head to the starting line for a charity race you’ll never forget! 

Our race days will be held at Wetherby on 28 October and Newbury on 3 November. Riders will strive to raise a minimum of £2,500 and will have to pass the British Riding School’s fitness assessment.

*The application process is now closed and the selection process has now begun. Thank you to all jockeys who have applied we will be in touch very soon.*

Amy Ferris won at Newbury: “It was a day I shall never forget!” enthused Amy. “Coming to the finish line in front was quite surreal – I thought ‘Did this really just happen to me?’ As a team we all worked so hard to get to race day in one piece and it was a total pleasure to line up with the seven other riders.”

Amy Ferris winning Newbury race day 2021

Katie Brown won with Boy In The Bar at Wetherby. “It’s a dream come true to ride in a race - but to ride such a big-hearted horse who safely carried me like a gentleman and gave everything he had to win. It’s a memory I will treasure forever! I am still on cloud nine and will be for quite some time.”

Katie Brown Winning the Wetherby charity race

Racing and racehorse requirements:

Jokeys posing after Newbury charity race 2021 

  • Unlicensed riders without previous recent race riding experience must attend an assessment day at the British Racing School or Northern Racing College.
  • Riders are responsible for finding their own horses
  • To assess your riding ability you will have the unique opportunity to ride one of the ex-race horses currently residing at the BRS or at NRC in Doncaster.
  • Maximum weight: 11 stone 7 stone including kit (Riders putting up overweight will need to pay an extra £10 per pound which will be donated to The British Horse Society)
  • You will need a horse that is in training with a registered trainer or a Point to Pointer.
  • Your horse will need to be a 4+ year old who has run at least twice under the recognised Rules of Racing
  • All horses to be rated: 0-125 for hurdlers/steeplechasers 0-80 for flat horses. Point-to-pointers can also run subject to individual clearance
  • All horses to be vaccinated in accordance with Rule E18/19 of the Rules of Racing

Charity Race Day

Take a look at our '5 Essential Requirements to be a Jockey' article if you are interested in learning more about the process

Please wait while we complete your membership

Processing your details...