Ride to Time


Northern Region

Cambridge:                               11 April 2023 - Registrations closed


Central District

Dates to be confirmed


South Island

Riccarton Park:                       Postponed - new date TBC

Over 100 young riders have completed previous Ride to Time programmes and have learned the basics of riding trackwork by former top jockey's Noel Harris and David Walsh at racecourses around the country.  Ride to Time is back and coming to a racecourse near you in 2023.

The programme is a joint initiative, run by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) and the New Zealand Pony Club Association and aims to teach Pony Club riders how to ride at a given pace over a given distance, while understanding their horse’s natural pace. It also helps young riders to judge how fast they are travelling and what is a safe and balanced speed.

These events will not only give riders the skills required to become a trackwork rider or jockey in the future but will also aid them in other disciplines, such as eventing and show jumping. The events will also give riders a better understanding of what goes into the nutrition and fitness of a jockey and racehorse.

This programme is aimed at Pony Club members with their C certificate and above, however if you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact Megan Griffin by emailing [email protected].

If you, or someone you know, is interested in participating please click here for more information and click here to register. Be sure to get in quick to secure your place.

Look forward to seeing you soon!