Jockey

Jockeys ride horses in competitive races, race trials, and for exercise.
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    Overview

    Jockeys ride horses in competitive races, race trials, and for exercise.

    Day-to-day

    • maintains a high degree of expertise in horse riding
    • attends regular practice sessions and undertakes private training to maintain the required standard of fitness
    • decides on strategies in consultation with coaches
    • assesses other competitors and conditions at venues
    • competes in racing trials and events
    • adheres to the rules and regulations associated with horse racing
    • undertakes sports promotional activities and television appearances.

    Considerations

    • Physically demanding
    • Working outdoors
    • Stressful

    To become a Jockey

    • You can work as a Jockey without formal qualifications, however, a certificate IV in racing (jockey) may be useful. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

      Take a Certificate IV in Racing (Jockey)

    • Registration or licencing may be required.