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The Pony Club in partnership with QIPCO British Champions Series

The Horseracing Certificate is back!

Did you miss out on our Kickstart day at Newmarket's QIPCO Guineas Festival last year? Have you not had the chance to get involved yet because you live in the North-West of England?

Well, you're in luck!

QIPCO British Champions Series will be working with The Pony Club again in 2018, staging fun-filled racedays for all Pony Club members, whether you have attended before or not – everyone is welcome!

Come and discover the exciting world of horseracing and become an expert on the thoroughbred breed throughout QIPCO British Champions Series 2018.

Join us on one of two 'Kickstart' racedays at either Newmarket Racecourse on Sunday 6th May or Haydock Park Racecourse on Saturday 26th May. Attending a Kickstart day will equip you with all the knowledge and tools you will need to follow an amazing summer of horseracing, plus you will get the chance to try lots of fun activities!

Then join the party in 'The Fan Zone' on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday 20th October, when the stars of the Series compete for the most valuable prizes on the biggest stage of all.

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

Please note: You do NOT need to have attended Newmarket or Haydock to attend QIPCO British Champions Day – anyone can come on any of the three days! Additionally, if you have attended one of these days in the past, we would love to see you there again.

What does the Horseracing Certificate involve?

Whether you choose to attend Newmarket, Haydock Park or Ascot on 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 key activities:

  • Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the racecourse, including a visit to the paddock, a walk out onto the track and a trip inside 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 racedays!

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