Applications invited to represent GB abroad in 2013


uk-flag11thumbnail.gifApplications are invited from AJA members who are UK licensed amateur jockeys to represent Great Britain abroad in 2013.


A: If applying for the Fegentri individual championship representation, you will need:

  • an understanding boss – regular weekends away will be planned
  • strong home support – your life will be hectic
  • stamina – travel, time zones and flight delays sap energy
  • to abandon thoughts of turning professional
  • diplomatic skills, a cheerful disposition and philosophical attitude – rides can be varied 
  • the ability to smile for the camera – even when bitterly disappointed 
  • at least 5 wins under Rules 
  • the ability to do 9 stone for lady riders, 10 stone for lads

B:  If you are unable to commit to a whole Fegentri season and/or weigh more than above, you might like to be considered for the Fegentri World Cup of Nations and wear the Union Jack colours.  Weight can be up to 10 stone 7 lbs.  Trips include:

  • Pisa, Italy
  • Maisons Laffitte, Paris, France
  • Royal Windsor, England
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Penn National, Laurel Park & Great Meadows, USA

The AJA will cover travel expenses and host countries will pay for accommodation abroad.

C:  Lady riders who can ride at 9 stone and have ridden at least 2 winners can apply to take part in the HH Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship Series for Arabian Horses.  For 2013 races will take place in:

  • Oman
  • Texas
  • Morocco
  • Australia
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Newbury, England
  • Toulouse, France
  • Duindigt, Netherlands
  • California
  • Poland
  • Taby, Stockholm, Sweden and
  • Abu Dhabi where the finale will be held and all jockeys from the series may be invited to attend for 6 days (yet to be confirmed).  In addition all jockeys MUST be available if invited to attend an exhibition in Abu Dhabi in September for 5 days.  You must therefore have agreement from your boss for possible substantial time away from work.  All expenses will be paid.

D:  Other international invitation races (ie China, Russia) might arise at any time.


All members will be mailed an application form:  appformfegentri2013.doc

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