2021 Registered Trainers and Jockeys
These lists will be updated on a regular basis for the 2021 season.
Visit the Regulations and Registrations page to read the BHA Regulations for Arabian Horseracing and to download trainer registration forms for 2021.
On 1st December 2020 ARO and the British Horseracing Authority announced the next steps towards the regulatory integration of Arabian racing with British racing from 1st January 2021. The intention to align the regulatory practices was first announced in December 2019.
There is no change for existing ARO (legacy) trainers who wish to continue training only Purebred Arabian horses in 2021, who should apply to ARO for a licence as normal. Those wishing to apply for a BHA licence in 2022 will be assisted in this process and should contact the ARO office for further details.
New Purebred Arabian trainers wishing to train in 2021 should also apply to the ARO office and will use 2021 to work towards fulfilling all the requirements of the BHA licencing process for 2022.
Existing BHA licenced trainers will be able train both Purebred Arabians and thoroughbred horses, from their current licenced premises, should they wish to do so.
All jockeys riding in ARO races must be 16 years or over and either hold a professional licence or have a category ‘A’ or ‘B’ amateur licence issued by the BHA or an equivalent licence issued by a Recognised Racing Authority.