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The Pony Club in partnership with QIPCO British Champions Series

The Horseracing Certificate is back, but this year it’s bigger and better than ever: more racecourses, more competitions and MUCH more fun!

After a few successful years of activity at QIPCO British Champions Day, the Pony Club invites you to venture further into the exciting world of horseracing and become an expert on the thoroughbred breed throughout QIPCO British Champions Series 2017.

Join us on one of two BRAND NEW 'Kickstart' racedays at either Newmarket on Sunday 7th May or York on Saturday 27th May. Attending either 'Kickstart' day will equip you with all the knowledge and tools you will need to follow an exhilarating summer of horseracing, which culminates in the grand finale back at QIPCO British Champions Day.

Then join the party in 'The Fan Zone' on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 21st October, when the stars of the Series compete for the most valuable prizes on the biggest stage of all.

Please note: You do NOT need to have attended Newmarket or York to attend QIPCO British Champions Day – anyone can come on any of the three days!

Make sure you don't miss out on this opportunity to become a horseracing expert throughout your summer and then show your friends all that you have learnt at QIPCO British Champions Day!

To find out more and register your interest, just click on the racecourse you are interested in attending above.

What does the Horseracing Certificate involve?

Whether you choose to attend Newmarket, York or QIPCO British Champions Day, you will get a very special insight into the world of horseracing. To earn your Horseracing Certificate, you will need to complete four activities:

  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse, including a visit to the paddock, a walk out onto the track and check out the weighing room
  • Meet a racehorse and learn about the breed
  • Go to Jockey School, get dressed up in some jockey’s silks and have a bitesize lesson on one of the racehorse simulators
  • Learn about the different tack used by the horses and jockeys on a raceday

What can you expect?

Check out photos from last year’s event!

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