Work Rider

A ‘Work Rider’ exercises racehorses to provide vital information about their performance and health.

Equipped with strong horsemanship skills, they must have the confidence, control, skill and judgement to ride at a specific speed for a set distance as instructed by the trainer.

The Work Rider provides knowledgeable feedback on how the horse performed as part of the trainers’ programmes of ongoing improvement in fitness and performance.

A Work Rider is also expected to perform other duties too such as saddling, riding and washing off as well as yard duties.

Orange Lines Triangle

“ I think working with the teams is the best bit of my job, enjoying working with everyone else. ”

  • Work Rider

Related Courses

Blue Lines Triangle
National Progression Award in Racing: Yard Routine

National Progression Award in Racing: Yard Routine

  • Duration Full time or Part time*
  • Cost Fully funded for most learners - contact us to discuss
  • Difficulty Beginner
  • Qualification SCQF Level 5 (equivalent of Level 2)
This course is designed for newcomers to the industry who wish to develop their knowledge of racehorses in a yard environment. During this course, you will cover practical topics such as an introduction to horse health, racehorse care, safe working practices and an introduction to feeding and watering.