Pony Racing was formally introduced in Britain in 2004 with the aim of encouraging more young people to consider a career as a jockey. Since then, over 100 riders have graduated from Pony Racing and are now jockeys with many more also working within the horseracing industry.
If you are aged 9-15 then you too can have a go! Whether a first timer or an experienced young jockey the PRA hosts many races around the country for ponies and riders of all abilities and experince so don't be put off if you have never done it before. Click here to find out more if you are new to Pony Racing and want to have a go for the first time.
The Pony Racing Authority (PRA) unded in 2007 as the sport's Governing Body with particular responsibility for ensuring the sport's integrity and safety. The PRA's key are to ;
Encourage a wider spectrum of young British enthusiasts to consider developing a career in racing.
Encourage 9-15 year olds to sample and enjoy the experience of a raceday.
Promote the development of British jockeys to equal the experience and competence gained by their Irish counterparts.