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Program Benefits

Racing

Students/Riders

  • The health and welfare of the equine athlete will be aided by an improved understanding of the behavior of the horse on the part of the riders who attend the courses at NARA.
  • Jockeys will benefit from a higher degree of safety during training and racing hours.
  • The students will learn about physical fitness and nutrition and consequently will become better athletes than riders who are not trained in those disciplines.
  • NARA graduates will more quickly gain a better understanding of the rules of racing as they pertain to jockeys.
  • NARA graduates will be better prepared to enter into other areas of the horseracing industry if they choose not to pursue a career as a jockey.
  • The students will have the opportunity to attend a Racing Officials' Accreditation short course to ensure that they are knowledgeable in all aspects of the racing industry.

Trainers, Owners, Breeders and Stable Staff

Trainers, owners, breeders and stable staff will benefit because NARA graduates will be more knowledgeable and better prepared to offer productive input after working a horse during morning training or after riding a horse in a race.

Racing Fans

The racing fans, who support the racing industry with their interest and wagering dollars, will have confidence knowing that they are betting on qualified and knowledgeable jockeys, even during their apprenticeship.

NARA

NARA will offer the benefit and will receive the benefit of courses given in other countries in the form of a foreign exchange program.