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Jockey Learning & Development 2017 – 2018


PPORA Learning & Development Opportunities 2017 – 2018

2016 - 2017 National Novice Champion Photo courtesy and copyright Phil Britt www.philbrittphotos.zenfolio.com

2016 – 2017 National Novice Champion Photo courtesy and copyright Phil Britt www.philbrittphotos.zenfolio.com


“I’d like to see more coaching opportunities for riders and better promotion of the benefits of them…… if I had realised how valuable Yogi’s (Breisner) coaching would be I would have definitely sought it out sooner”  

James Bowen, record breaking National Novice Champion  2016 -2017




Riders are at the heart of our sport and our PPORA Membership and as part of our commitment to supporting and strengthening Grassroots Pointing the PPORA provide a range of subsidised Learning and Development opportunities for our members

We’re once again partnering with the Point to Point Authority to offer riders across the country a range of schooling days, jockey coaching sessions and instructional course walks.



Schooling Days 

February 22nd at the Northern Racing College, Doncaster – £25

Starting at 11.15 this event will be led by Brian Harding and Tim Reed and will include simulator sessions on “Posture & Position” before heading to the gallops with your horse for a session covering the principles of schooling and schooling/jumping practice.  The afternoon will conclude with a training review.  The event will finish at around 5pm

Please note that participants will be required to bring their own horse

Places are limited – click here to book


Jockey Coaching Simulator Sessions – £5

Learn from the pros: all sessions led by BHA Jockey Coaches who are former pro-jockeys

Small group sizes – individual attention

Polish your skills, build on your strengths and work on your weaknesses before the season is in full swing

Remaining courses are shown below:


Tuesday 6th February @ 6pm – click here to book          Jockey Training 2017 1

Tuesday 6th March  @ 6pm click here to book


Places at  each of these sessions are limited and must be booked in advance via the PPORA using the links above

Please note where payment is required when you book and places are not confirmed until payment has been received



COURSE WALKS – Free for All Novice Riders

Richard Killoran leads Sunday's Dodson & Horrell PPORA Novice Riders' Series riders on a pre-race course walk at Horseheath copyright Matt Hazell

Richard Killoran leads Dodson & Horrell PPORA Novice Riders’ Series riders on a pre-race course walk at Horseheath copyright Matt Hazell


… why join a novice riders’ course walk … it’s a great chance to get guidance and insight from an experienced jockey and qualified BHA Jockey Coach …

… it’s a great opportunity to walk the course you will ride under the guidance of an experienced jockey, and to deal with any last minute nerves or questions – they are  helpful and friendly and will make it easy for you to ask any questions you might have …

… we think you’ll find it helpful and fun and you might pick up a tip that give you the winning edge …

All course walks are led by BHA Jockey Coaches and they coincide with Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Novice Riders Qualifiers and the Final

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Connor Brace – winner of the first Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Novice Riders Series Qualifier of 2017  – 2018

                                                                           photos courtesy and copyright Phil Britt Photography

… what should you expect … course walks are relaxed and informal – it’s not a lecture or a test, it is an opportunity to learn a to ask as many questions as you like – them more you put into this the bigger the benefit.  Plus it’s a chance to get to know some of your fellow novice riders for the season …

…  what’s covered on the walk … the course walk will typically include:

and there’s plenty of opportunity to ask any questions you might have

Barb 17 Course Walk 1… who can take part … the course walks are scheduled to coincide with Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Qualifier and the Final … if you are riding on the day we strongly encourage you to join in – but you are equally welcome if you are not. You don’t have to be a member of the PPORA to join a course walk but please remember you must be a PPORA member to ride in a PPORA Race 

… how much does it cost … it’s FREE! thanks to financial support from the BHA the Point to Point Authority and Point to Point Owners and Riders Association are able to offer this opportunity at no cost to riders have teamed up to offer the Barbury Course Walk for FREE to ALL 2017 – 2018 Novice Riders


… how can you join in … more information on how to join in will be posted below in advance of each course walk

… questions … call or email Maria in the PPORA Office 01267 232105 / membership@ppora.co.uk

… when and where …

26 November 10.30am with Mark Bradburne @ PPORC Point to Point @ Barbury Racecourse 

28 January @ Chipley Park with Rodi Greene

4 February  @ Horseheath with Richard Killoran 

11 February @  Chaddesley Corbett with Carl Llewellyn

25 March  @Brafield on the Green with Carl Llewellyn

24 March @ Askham Bryan with Phil Kinsella

29 April  @Garthorpe with Tim Reed – how to join in: Meet outside the changing rooms at 1.15 3pm   – it’s FREE and there’s no need to book – just turn up on the day