Love horses?

Find out more about careers in the Horse Racing industry


When people think about Horseracing, the first job that comes to mind is being a Jockey. In fact, there are hundreds of job roles available in the industry from working with horses in a racing yard or stud farm to working on a racecourse or in an administrative role. There are 59 racecourses in the UK with an array of jobs available. It is no surprise that Horseracing is the second largest spectator sport in the UK and is the largest sporting employer, supporting over 85,000 jobs.

If you have never had the chance to learn to ride don’t worry; in the racing industry we have specialist training colleges that can teach you to ride. There are also many jobs caring for horses that don’t require you to be able to ride at all.  Take Stud Grooms for example, they care for mares and their foals – to do this job you would need training to know how to handle the horses, groom them and look after them as they grow up.  It is a very rewarding job – one day you might see them win on a racecourse too.

If you like riding though, or fancy giving it a try, working as a Racing Groom could be just the thing for you.  A Racing Groom will care for racehorses on a day to day basis, grooming them, feeding them and mucking out their stables.  A Racing Groom will also ride up to 4 horses a day, both in riding arenas and on the gallops.

Our aim at Careers in Racing is to help people find a rewarding job role, in an industry that they are passionate about. We have dedicated training providers and courses available from Apprenticeships to an MBA, riding and non-riding.

So, if you want to work with horses and want to do something a bit out of the ordinary then you need to take a look at the training available.  There are three training providers for you to choose from – the National Horseracing College in Yorkshire, the British Racing School in Suffolk and the National Stud in Suffolk.  They all offer a variety of training courses at different levels, from Apprenticeships to courses for those with no experience at all. Many of the courses on offer will be residential for a short period of time and include help in finding a suitable job on successful completion of the course.

To find out more about this training and explore other jobs and careers, visit or get in touch with us on our social media channels @careersinracing




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