Taster Days

Taster Days are a fantastic opportunity to find out more about Pony Racing.

Pony Racing Taster Days are unmounted and usually run between March and October in the morning with Pony Racing to watch in the afternoon. The days are for all children aged 7 – 15 years of age. Those who ride and who don’t (yet) ride, those who have never thought about having a go at Pony Racing and those who have thought about it, but aren’t sure how to get involved. The aim of the day is to show both parents/guardians and children what is needed to take part in a pony race as well as have a great time. Click here to see what happened on a recent day at Aintree Racecourse.

Pony Racing Taster Days are free to attend but you must sign up in advance as places are limited. Parents/guardians are asked to accompany children throughout the day.   You don’t need any special equipment to attend, just dress comfortably remembering that the activities will be outside. Please note, the days are not suitable for those pony racing on the day as there is not time to do both.

Below is a list of upcoming days.

2024 Taster Days


Harry Davies and Little Anne 2019
Find out what pony racing is all about!

Activities on the day are normally 20 to 30mins long and can include a fitness and balance session, a chance to have a go on an equicisor, a racecourse tour and information about how to get involved in the sport whether or not you have a pony as there are opportunities for those without a pony to pony race through our PRA Pony Racing Academy. For more information email academy@ponyracingauthority.co.uk

We hope to see you at a Taster Day soon!

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