Mandatory Rider Assessment for First Season Riders (and those who’ve not ridden since December 1st 2013)
The season is fast approaching and if you are a First Season Rider, or are returning after a break and not race ridden since December 1st 2013, you will be required to complete a Rider Assessment in order to obtain your RQC unless one of the following exemptions applies:
- You hold a Category A (Dual or Jump) or Category B Permit
- You have successfully completed a Point-to-Point training day at the British Racing School or the Northern Racing College. Training days are currently scheduled at The British Racing School in Newmarket on 15th November and 13th December 2018 (click here for details) and at The Northern Racing College on 25th October 2018 (click here for details)
The Rider Assessment scheme is managed by the Point to Point Authority (PPA) and the assessments will be completed by a BHA Jockey Coach.
You’ll need to plan ahead to ensure you can complete the assessment and apply for your RQC in time for your first ride, the PPA recommend that you contact a Jockey Coach at least one month before you plan to ride – the list of Jockey Coach Assessors and their contact details will be published later this month.
To prevent any last minute hitches that might impact on your riding plans we recommend that you complete the assessment as early as possible.
The assessment itself is free of charge, however you will be required to pay related costs such as travelling to the assessment (if applicable), and also provide the horse on which you will be assessed.
Please share this information with any first season riders (or returners) that you know.
For more information on what’s involved and what you need to do please click here or contact the PPA: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01793 781990
y recommend you make contact with an assessor
Click here for an explanation of what’s involved