28 October at Wetherby and 3 November at Newbury
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 extremely tough jockey riding and fitness assessment.
Racing and racehorse requirements
- 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 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
Amy Ferris won on 'Stately Home' 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.”
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.”