I have had a few rides as an Apprentice/Conditional/Amateur and I have now turned 26. Can I apply for a full professional licence?
To warrant the approval of a full Professional Jockey’s Licence, BHA must be satisfied that you are able to ride competitively and at the same standard of others who hold a professional Flat Jockey’s Licence. Additionally, there must be a demand for your services, i.e. that you are race riding regularly. For a Professional Jockey’s Licence to be considered for further renewal, an applicant should be having a minimum of 25 rides per season. If a full professional licence is granted, the applicant will no longer be eligible to revert to Amateur status, in the event that a professional career is not progressing.