Stakeholder Survey 2021
RACE is the national training academy for the horse racing industry and currently provides a range of education, training & support services for the wider industry.
As part of our strategic planning process, we are engaging with a variety of people and stakeholders to establish their priorities and see how we can best help and support them in achieving their objectives.
Please take a few minutes to complete the following survey under the headings (1-11) which are most relevant to you and specify any additional areas of interest for follow up.
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1. Industry Staff Recruitment *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Wider promotion of careers opportunities in racing & breeding sectors
Industry engagement with schools, colleges & relevant careers exhibitions
Industry engagement with pony clubs, pony racing & other youth/equestrian activities incl urban horse projects
Social inclusion and access options for people from diverse backgrounds
Entry level support for mature & part-time candidates
Conversion courses for candidates from non-thoroughbred sector
2. Industry Staff Training *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Entry level induction training / horse handling
Health & Safety (incl manual handling)
Practical stable & yard management skills
Foundation level exercise riding
2. Other - please specify
3. Industry Staff Development *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Exercise Rider Improvement training
Work Rider skills development & schooling
Stable management skills – advanced
Leadership development & supervisory skills
Health & Safety management
People management & team leading skills
3. Other – please specify
4. Recruitment & development of future jockeys *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Wider promotion of career opportunities for licensed riders
More industry engagement with pony clubs, pony racing & other youth/equestrian activities
Progression pathways from urban horse projects and Junior Academy
Pre-licence training and professional preparation (incl whip tuition)
4. Other – please specify
5. Professional development of licensed riders *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Pre-licence training & education supports
Whip tuition
Jockey Pathway supports tailored to level of experience / claiming allowance
Access to Jockey Coaching supports on taking out licence
Pre and post-licence training for Qualified Riders (amateur & P2P)
Certified vocational modules (skills certs) for those leaving mainstream education early
5. Other – please specify
6. Further Education pathways *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Entry level pathways to boost attraction to the industry
Relevant further education (Horsemanship) modules available on a flexible & regional basis while working in the industry
Progression options at Levels 4, 5 & 6 of National Framework of Qualifications which align current programmes and providers
Online & blended learning options available to facilitate uptake
6. Other – please specify
7. Careers advice & progression *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Access to a central hub for industry information, advice & signposting
Availability of a suitably qualified individual to offer personalized career advice & support
Outreach activity to connect with and support stud & stable staff around the country
7. Other – please specify
8. Promotion of racing to a wider audience *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Industry outreach to primary & secondary schools in conjunction with local racecourses
Industry engagement with school curricula via TY modules and agricultural science subjects
Coordinated social media campaigns targeted at next generation and utilizing industry assets
Linkage with tourism trails and Thoroughbred Country initiatives
8. Other – please specify
9. Promotion of horse welfare education & standards *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Educational modules developed for youth & community groups on horse care & welfare
Outreach activities to targeted areas promoting good practice and supports
Showcasing of industry best practice to emphasise standards of care, including rehoming
9. Other – please specify
10. Promotion of Ireland as an international centre of excellence *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Provision of training & educational supports for authorities/staff of emerging racing nations
Active participation in international associations and events to showcase Ireland’s thoroughbred industry
Support and collaboration with ITM on inward investment initiatives and visiting buyers
Development of overseas projects to earn income and enhance profile of Irish racing
10. Other – please specify
11. Future collaboration *
Very Important (Urgent)
Quite Important (Medium Term)
Not Important
N/A (not applicable to me)
Are there specific areas of collaboration that could be explored as part of future industry strategy?
11.Please specify items for follow up with RACE
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