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The British Horseracing Authority is responsible for the governance, administration and regulation of horseracing and the wider horseracing industry in Britain. The BHA leads on the development and growth of racing, and prioritises the health and welfare of the sport's participants.
In a forward-thinking environment that encourages collaboration, cohesion, commitment and confidence, the BHA provides leadership for British racing that is protective of the deep traditions and proud history of the sport whilst guiding it towards a bright future.
The BHA, with a culture that respects and recognises the contributions and professionalism of its people, seeks to understand, be attentive to, and be proactive in addressing the needs of its participants and wider stakeholders.
* Regulation and governance
* Health, development and growth of the sport
* Health and welfare of the sport's horses and people
Equine Elite Recruitment
Equine Elite is a multi-award-winning international equestrian job board and recruitment agency set up in 2012 by Sarah Huntley.
Sarah spent over 10 years as a professional competition groom, working in the top levels of eventing, showjumping, dressage and showing in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia.
During time working in a variety of top-level yards, she realised the need for a time and cost-effective way for equestrian companies and yards to recruit and retain high-quality staff.
Equine Elite was taken over by sisters Sarah and Liz Newell in 2018 - both experienced equestrian professionals.
Great British Racing International
Great British Racing International provides a bespoke service for individuals seeking to become an integral part of the prestigious and intricate sport of thoroughbred horseracing.
Whether you want to enjoy the luxury of one of Britain's top sporting days, such as Royal Ascot or the Cheltenham Festival, or experience the competitive sport as an owner, sponsor, or breeder, GBRI will guide you on your life-changing journey.
Established in 1993, Greatwood is the only former racehorse welfare charity that does not have criteria for entry. Greatwood will never turn away a horse at risk; in danger of neglect; or suffering. In addition, Greatwood was the first equine welfare organisation in the UK to use former racehorses to educate children, young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Greatwood's innovative accredited education programmes have a direct and positive impact on the racing industry by:
- Sustaining and increasing the participation in the sport through education
- Encouraging young people to participate experience and understand horse racing
- Encouraging the consideration of the horse racing industry as a career option
- Growing and diversifying the fan base of the sport through education
- Registered Charity: 1117322
For more information: Tel: 01672 514535 / Email: email@example.com
Irish Thoroughbred Marketing
Contact ITM for information on any aspect of the Irish bloodstock industry and details of our assistance when travelling to Ireland, including the Inward Buyer Programme, where bloodstock buyers receive a contribution towards their travel expenses.
Keeneland is unique to the Thoroughbred industry. Only at Keeneland are world-class racing and industry-leading sales united under one mission-driven entity.
Today, Keeneland continues to be guided by its original mission, taking a leadership role in the industry to improve safety, promote integrity and strengthen the sport of racing.
Keeneland is the world's largest and most prominent Thoroughbred auction house and hosts world-class racing twice annually during its boutique Spring and Fall meetings.
Owners, trainers, riders and fans from all over the world travel to Lexington each year to participate at Keeneland.
Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre
Moorcroft Racehorse Welfare Centre is a registered charity and our mission is to re-school and rehabilitate former racehorses that have been gifted to us so that they can have a real chance at a second career.
Do you need help with schooling your ex-racehorse short-term or with veterinary advice regarding ex-racehorses?
We can provide help and assistance with this - please call Mary for a chat about your requirements on 07929 666408.
National Equine Welfare Council
National Equine Welfare Council (CIC)
We work to protect horses, ponies, donkeys and mules, by providing support, guidance and a communication forum to equine organisations, businesses and charities to help raise equine welfare standards nationwide.
Plus 10 is an industry-funded bonus scheme for British and Irish Flat thoroughbred owners and breeders.
Qualified two and three-year-old horses can win a £10,000 (12,500) bonus on top of race prize money in races which carry a Plus 10 bonus.
The bonuses are applied to around 750 races across Britain and Ireland each year.
The scheme has a three-stage registration process and, in order to be eligible to enter Plus 10, the horse must be the progeny of either a British or Irish domiciled mare or stallion.
For further information, visit www.plus10bonus.com, or contact Lowri Allen via +44 (0) 20 7152 0026.
Point To Point Authority
The Point-to-Point Authority is the body responsible for the administration, promotion and development (governance and strategy) of Point-to-Point racing.
It is comprised of seven directors - one each from The Jockey Club, the Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association (PPORA), the Point-to-Point Secretaries Association (PPSA), the Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) and three independent members.
Functioning under delegated authority from the BHA, the PPA evolved from the Point-to-Point Board in order to ensure the sport's destiny was in the hands of its constituents with the resources to run its own affairs in an open and transparent way.
Working closely with the member organisations plus the BHA and HBLB, the PPA ensures its funding streams are fair and proportionate and that its services are provided in the most cost-effective way.
The PPA is run from offices near Swindon, providing a range of administrative services to Jockeys, Owners and Point-to-Point fixture Secretaries.
Pony Racing Authority
For a sport that has been formally in existence for less than a decade, Pony Racing has been remarkably successful in achieving what it set out to do.
As well as being an excellent grounding in riding technique and race day procedures, it encourages children who may never have even thought about shortening their stirrup leathers to turn their thoughts to race-riding, be it under the Rules of Racing or on the ever popular Point-to-Point circuit.
Perhaps as important as anything, it fuels the addiction and passion for racing which is so integral to the future success of the sport.
Essentially, the Pony Racing Authority is today reaching out beyond racing's normal parish to attract potential jockeys from less likely audiences.
Professional Jockeys Association
The PJA is dedicated to supporting jockeys in all aspects of their profession and negotiates with all the racing authorities and other trade bodies to improve the jockeys standing. Amongst other services, the PJA provides for its members:
Various insurances, including legal, travel and Career Ending
Mental health support and education, including 24-hour helpline
(0844 800 6873) and a Performance Consultant
(Aodhagan Conlon - 07815 016900)
Nutritional advice and information
Individual support and advice across a variety of areas
Tel 01635 778108 / www.thepja.co.uk / @PJAOfficial
Racehorse Owners Association
The Racehorse Owners Association promotes and protects the interests of racehorse owners in Great Britain and has a membership of over 8,000.
As one of the British Horseracing Authority's shareholders, it plays a central role in British racing politics and finance.
The ROA is a founder member of the Horsemen's Group, an organisation which represents owners, trainers, jockeys, breeders and stable staff.
The ROA was instrumental in launching the Horsemen's Tariff Scheme to recommend minimum prize-money levels, and prize-money agreements.
The ROA is also represented on a number of other Racing Bodies and Committees.
Racing to School
The education charity Racing to School delivers free, outdoor learning activities for young people from all backgrounds at racing venues nationwide. Working with around 200 schools and other organisations, the Programme will benefit a record 14,000 young people in 2018.
www.racingtoschool.co.uk / @racingtoschool
Racing Together encompasses all of British racing's community engagement activity and is a partnership of racing and non-racing charities, and other organisations who work across the sport to benefit others.
Through a dynamic website we provide a hub that highlights racing's capacity and creativity in supporting its local communities.
www.racingtogether.co.uk / Twitter: @RacingTogether
Racing Welfare is the only charity that supports all people who work in racing - stud, stable and support staff; from their recruitment right through to retirement and beyond.
Our support is available to everyone working in the thoroughbred and arab racing industries, including Point-to-Point racing.
Racing Welfare's services are nationally accessible with offices in the main racing centres (Newmarket, Lambourn, Middleham, Malton and Epsom) and roving Welfare Officers covering the whole of the country.
Racing's Support Line, our multi-channel helpline is available 24 hours a day.
The Amateur Jockeys Association
Our mission statement:
The AJA aims to protect and promote the interests of all its members, both male and female, in an increasingly professional world.
Information on how to join the Association (AJA membership automatically includes insurance for riding out and handling racehorses worldwide), a list of forthcoming amateur races and much more appears on these pages.
Amateur race riding has been in existence for as long as racing itself and has never been as popular as it is today.
In 1995 the Lady Jockeys Association and the Amateur Riders Association amalgamated to form the Amateur Jockeys Association of Great Britain Limited (AJA).
The British Horse Society
During 70 years, the BHS has made a real impact on the lives of horses and horse owners with wide-ranging campaigns and initiatives.
Our core foundations - education, welfare, access and safety - are more important than ever as they demonstrably make a difference to horses' lives.
- Welfare services for horses and advice for owners
- Campaigning for and protecting equestrian rights of way
- Improve safety for horses, riders and carriage drivers
- Promoting riding for all
- Offering world-class qualifications
- Approvals system awarding quality instruction and care
The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre
Established in 1991, The Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre was the UKs first charity dedicated to ex-racehorse welfare, retraining, rehoming and protection for life. To celebrate the charitys 25th anniversary in 2016 TRC evolved and became The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre. The BTRC is a Centre of Excellence, not only for the retraining of thoroughbreds, but also as an education centre to ensure best practice is maintained in this ever increasingly popular area of the equestrian pleasure industry. At the BTRC we aim to help as many horses as possible each year to be rehomed, these horses either come straight from the racing industry or pre-trained equestrian homes that for many reasons can no longer cope or care for the horse.
The horses then enter into the loan programme and are matched with suitable loaners, but all horses remain under BTRC ownership for the rest of its life. Over the years the BTRC has re-homed hundreds of horses where they continue to lead appropriate post-racing careers ranging from hacking and leisure riding to competitive disciplines.
The Injured Jockeys Fund
The Injured Jockeys Fund was the brainchild of founding Trustee and past President John Oaksey and came about following the devastating accidents of Tim Brookshaw and, four months later, Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National.
Both falls resulted in severe paralysis which immediately ended both their careers. Since then the Fund has helped over 1000 jockeys and their families and has paid out more than £18m in charitable assistance.
The Injured Jockeys Fund helps any rider who holds, or has held, a Professional or Amateur licence issued by the British Horseracing Authority including Apprentice, Conditional and Point-to-Point riders, including any spouse, partner, child or dependant they may have.
How you get in touch: 01638 662246.
The National Association of Racing Staff
The National Association of Racing Staff is the national representative body for all racing staff working for registered trainers throughout the UK.
We offer 100% confidential support and advice for all employment-related issues and supply free legal representation, when necessary, should cases warrant this.
We work with the National Trainers Federation to ensure fair wages and are constantly campaigning for a better work-life balance for our hard-working members.
Our aim is to promote and represent a professional workforce by working with members and trainers to ensure our sport has a happy, motivated staff who are treated fairly.
In addition to this, we run an exciting education programme which is free for all racing staff. We engage with our members through many social activities and travel around the country to racecourses to evaluate facilities on offer for racing staff when they accompany their horses.
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