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The Orders and Rules of Racing

PART 3 - LICENCES, PERMITS AND REGISTRATION - (A)13 to (A)26


15. Rider's licences and amateur rider's permits

15.1 A Person may not ride in any race under these Rules unless

15.1.1 he has attained the age of sixteen years,
15.1.2 he

15.1.2.1 holds a jockey's licence or an amateur rider's permit granted by the Authority, or
15.1.2.2 is authorised by a Recognised Racing Authority to ride under the rules of that Recognised Racing Authority (whether by grant of a licence, permit or otherwise), and

15.1.3 he is not disqualified or suspended from riding either under these Rules or under the rules of any Recognised Racing Authority.

15.2 The types of jockey's licences granted by the Authority are

15.2.1 a licence to allow the holder to ride in flat races, and
15.2.2 a licence to allow the holder to ride in Jump Races.

15.3 In these Rules, a jockey's licence granted to a Person whom the Authority considers to be inexperienced in racing is referred to as

15.3.1 an Apprentice Jockey's licence, where the licence allows him to ride in flat races, and
15.3.2 a Conditional Jockey's licence, where the licence allows him to ride in Jump Races.

15.4 The types of amateur rider's permit granted by the Authority are

15.4.1 a Category A amateur rider's permit, and
15.4.2 a Category B amateur rider's permit.

15.5 Requirements applying to all Persons within Paragraph 15.1.2 are specified in the Rider Manual (D), along with detailed provisions about licences and permits granted by the Authority (including how to apply).
15.6 The provisions of Schedule 9 specify procedures applicable to the consideration and determination of applications.
15.7 Jump races means a steeple chase, hurdle race or National Hunt Flat Race.