2020 dates to be confirmed

Ride to Time


Northern Region

Cambridge:                               TBC - 2020

Tauranga:                                  TBC - 2020


Central District

Venue TBC:                               TBC - 2020


South Island

Riccarton Racecourse:           TBC - 2020

Cromwell Racecourse:           TBC - 2020

Over 100 young riders completed the 2019 Ride to Time programme and 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 2020.

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 event 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 her via [email protected].

If you or someone you know is interested in participating please keep an eye on this page for more information. 

Look forward to seeing you there!