College equine students kick on into horse racing careers

Crewe Guardian: Tara Taylor tries out her jockey skills on ‘Flicka’ the mechanical horse,  advised by Sarah Beattie of the Northern Racing College Tara Taylor tries out her jockey skills on ‘Flicka’ the mechanical horse, advised by Sarah Beattie of the Northern Racing College

REASEHEATH College equine students are keen to kick on into horse racing careers following an action packed event focused on the industry.

Jobs from jockey to media specialist were described by key members of Cheshire’s thriving horse racing industry at a careers day at Reaseheath’s Equestrian Centre.

Former Grand National jockey Carrie Ford described the varied roles on a professional racing yard while point to point trainer Oliver Greenall rode two of his racehorses in the college’s indoor arena.

Eleswhere, Sarah Beattie, marketing manager from the Northern Racing College, gave students a taster of race riding on Reaseheath’s mechanical horse ‘Flicka’, and described the courses and apprenticeships available for those who want to specialise in racing.

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