AJA MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE FROM 1ST JULY 2O08 TO £75 IS STILL FANTASTIC VALUE!
The AJA annual membership, which runs for a complete 12 months, is subject to an increase of £5 from 1st July 2008 to £75 per annum. This represents fantastic value for money as it includes automatic worldwide insurance for all members against temporary injury whilst riding out or handling a racehorse or point-to-pointer, with incapacity benefit of £100 per week payable after the first 31 days of injury for up to 104 weeks. There is an upper age limit of 70 years of age. Please note that this cover does not include any capital benefits (such as death or permanent disability) but simply offers financial assistance whilst incapacitated.
Amateur jockeys are also insured from weigh out to weigh in on the racecourse against injury, with incapacity benefit of £250 per week payable after the first 28 days of injury for up to 104 weeks, together with cover against medical expenses, permanent injury and death, and many other benefits.
Please note that if you are an amateur jockey who point-to-points, you are insured for this against injury from weigh out to weigh in within the fee paid for your point-to-point licence, which is a separate insurance policy from either of the above.
As an amateur jockey you also benefit from the opportunity to attend a Category B course free of charge at either the Northern Racing College, Doncaster or the British Racing School, Newmarket, subject to the criteria set down.
Help and advice on all matters concerning amateur race riding is always available at the AJA, such as medical issues, licences, jockey sponsorship, insurance, appeals and Rules of Racing.
Don’t forget that you can be included in the Riders Directory on this website by contacting the AJA. This is a useful directory for trainers looking for amateur jockeys so advertise your skills!
As an AJA member, you are automatically a member of FEGENTRI, the international organisation which co-ordinates amateur races worldwide. You must have ridden at least 5 winners to participate as well as be comfortable with doing 9 stone for ladies and 10 stone for gentlemen. Other occasional opportunities also exist for you to represent Great Britain.