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Join us for our Racing Apprenticeship Taster Day

Are you passionate about horse racing and dreaming of a career in the field?

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming Racing Apprenticeship Taster Day, taking place at Station Yard Racing in Ettington, Stratford-Upon-Avon on April 2nd 2024, running from 10:00am to 16:30pm. Endorsed by The Pony Racing Authority, the event is aimed at individuals aged 14 to 16 who are currently participating in pony racing and looking to gain an insight into our yard-based Racing apprenticeships. The day will be led by our specialist Racing Trainer Coaches, and filled with interactive and hands-on activities designed to develop the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in racing.

Activities will include:
  • An introduction to apprenticeships.
  • An interactive knowledge-based activity focusing on anatomy e.g., points of the horse, skeletal system, and digestive system.
  • Preparing horses for the races, including plaiting, grooming, and bandaging.
  • Interactive racing & riding activities covering riding on the gallops (using a simulator), knowledge of training programmes, getting horses fit, and utilising racing equipment.
  • A question-and-answer session with our Trainer Coaches.

Please note that this is an unmounted day, but participants are advised to come prepared with appropriate clothing, footwear, gloves, and a hat for activities around the horses.

Overseeing the day’s activities will be Michael Legg, our esteemed Racing Lead at Haddon Training. With a remarkable background as a former Amateur Jockey for Colin Tizzard and Harry Fry, as well as a former Assistant Trainer, Michael brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. Having witnessed first-hand the importance of well-trained and knowledgeable staff throughout his racing career, Michael is passionate about nurturing the next generation of racing professionals!

The cost of participation is £25 and spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your spot by booking here.

For those interested in future taster days, please out to Michael Legg at to register your interest. Don’t forget to include a comment about your location, as this will help us determine demand in different areas!

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