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SAJA

WE KNOW PERFORMANCE

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About us

THE ACADEMY OF CHOICE

The South African Jockey Academy is a non-profit company (NPC) which offers youth an academic, experiential, and practical learning programme to qualify as a professional jockey. 

With an experienced, dedicated and motivated staff, this highly internationally acclaimed Jockey Academy is situated in Summerveld, a state-of-the-art horse training facility outside of Durban, KwaZulu Natal, and boasts a rich history.

UNLOCKING POTENTIAL

Apprentice Jockey

The South African Jockey Academy has produced dozens of supremely talented jockeys who have gone on to win big races on every continent. They’ve become sporting idols in South Africa and champion winners in places as far flung as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Macau, Mauritius, Singapore, and Australia.

A jockey apprenticeship lasts five years, where you will focus on practical riding and horsemanship training.

FET Phase

The academic department consists of dedicated and motivated teachers who are passionate about ensuring the academic success of each student while allowing them the opportunity to pursue their riding dreams.

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Work Rider Programme

The SA Jockey Academy is perfectly poised to offer world class training, with our established reputation, dedicated staff and facilities. Our Work Rider programmes aim at formalising the training for those in the profession, and by offering the opportunity to improve the standard of work riding skills.

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