Saturday April 19, 2014
Pony Racing



There will be four fun activity stations for members to take part in before racing and, if you complete all four, you will be awarded your Certificate!

They are:

<!–[if !supportLists]–>1. <!–[endif]–>Meet the Racehorse: meet an ex-racehorse, learn what breed they are and what makes them such special athletes.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>2. <!–[endif]–>Ready to Race: recognise the key pieces of equipment used by horse & jockey on a raceday and learn how to tack up a racehorse.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>3. <!–[endif]–>Jockey School: have a bite-size lesson on one of our simulators with a professional jockey instructor to practise riding like a jockey.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>4. <!–[endif]–>At the Races: enjoy a short guided-tour behind the scenes at Britain’s most prestigious racecourse, including visiting the paddock, seeing a set of starting stalls up close and a look into the weighing room.


Achieving The Horseracing Certificate will also gain each member their Intro to Pony Racing badge.

The Certificate will run during the morning of 19th October until racing begins, after which all attendees will be able to enjoy the top-class racing action at Britain’s richest raceday. Last year the superstar racehorse Frankel won his final race at British Champions Day, and this year’s renewal promises to be another amazing day for all equestrian fans.

We anticipate that The Horseracing Certificate will take one to one and a half hours to complete. Group start times will be arranged for all who sign-up. 

Under 18’s have free entry to the races and adult tickets for the Grandstand are £30 or for the Premier they are £55. We would get a 10% discount if we bought 10 or more tickets. Each adult can take up to 4 under 18’s. 
If you and or your children are interested please contact me as soon as possible.  Yvonne


This year’s Rye Horse Show will take place on Saturday 18th August and we are extremey pleased to announce that we will be staging the very  first RYE GRAND NATIONAL!!

I am looking for 12 wannabe jockeys who would like to have a go. The racing will be styled similarly to the Shetland Grand Nationals with 2 heats and a final. Racing will take place in the main arena and willbe over small, specially constructed “Aintree” fences. Preferably ponies are to be 13.0hh and under (but we wont be too strict)! Jockeys will be asked to wear racing silks (these can be provided if they do not have any) and to see if they can get themselves sponsored. The Rye Grand National Committee will also help with sponsoring ponies. There will be a raffle betting system and prizes for the race winner, the best turned out, the most sponsorship raised and the most promising jockey. All proceeds will go to the Rye Hospital . I am hoping to fill the race places entirely with local children so please book early to avoid disappointment. Full details of the Rye Grand National can be got from Charlotte Marshall 07887520482 or


I now have the schedule for this seasons pony racing.  If you would like a copy please send me an A4 stamped addressed envelope to The Glebe House, Brightling, East Sussex, TN32 5HE.  Alternatively you can download the shedule at – follow the links for pony racing. In order to participate in any pony race you must be a member of the newly formed PRA.  Details of how to join the PRA are at 

If you have any queries please give Charlotte Marshall a call on 07887 520482