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Track-work Riding Skills Course

The Racing SA Track Work Rider Skill Set Program delivered with the support of the Government of South Australia and Skillinvest- will kick start your career in racing and equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel within the industry.

Successful applicants will undertake intensive training from the “RGRSS00077 Thoroughbred Excersise Rider Skill Set” which trains practical riding components and racing theory including:

• Maintain balance riding in two-point position in an exercise saddle
• RGRPSH201 - Handle racehorses in stables and at trackwork
• RGRPSH205- Perform basic riding skills in the racing industry
• RGRPSH306- Develop basic trackwork riding skills
• RGRPSH307- Exercise horses in pacework

The course will enable students to then complete the “Certificate III Track Work Rider” as a paid trainee with a Racehorse Trainer; giving a Nationally Accredited Racing Qualification to all of our participants.

The course prepares riders to be job ready by giving them practice and confidence to ride horses at a range of paces and tempos with our Racing SA stable of thoroughbreds.

Riders will again an insight on how to report on horse performance and health, animal welfare and compliance requirements; learn a new style and techniques; and develop fitness requirements for riding track work.

The role of the track work rider is a prestigious position in a racing stable with many job opportunities for the accomplished riders.

So, if you are a capable rider looking for a challenge, take your passion to a new level and experience the thrill and satisfaction of being involved in horse racing.

This 12-week course will commence in April, with successful applicants committing to training twice per week. Upon completion of the course, successful students will gain a paid Track Work Cert III Traineeship working for a Racehorse Trainer

Applications for this course have now closed.