The objective of HRI Racing Juniors Education Days is to build a link between the racecourses and their local community and to encourage an affinity with horses among the younger generation.
Local school children, accompanied by their teachers are brought behind the scenes at their local racetrack where they meet the team and some racing personalities. Each day is targeted at 5th and 6th class pupils and is free to attend.
Some of the jockeys that children have previously heard from include Rachael Blackmore, David Mullins, Danny Mullins, Ronan Whelan and Conor Maxwell. Typically, the school children and their teacher also meet a racehorse to learn about what it takes to look after a horse.
There are also several other stations which vary from racecourse to racecourse but generally include RACE, (Racing Academy & Centre of Education) which includes a demonstration on a mechanical horse, horse-racing education and a farrier who shows the children how they make horse-shoes.
Pre-booking by the schools is required and places are limited.
Education days will take place in 2020 at:
For more information, contact [email protected]
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