The association offers certification for riding as well as pony riding certification for junior high school pupils and younger children. One of the aims of the JRA-funded organisation is to promote riding as a recreational activity.
Children aged 10-13 compete in pony racing trials in eight areas, with the final held at Tokyo Racecourse. Participants have gone on to become local and international jockeys.
These learner-friendly online materials provide equine and racing beginners with easy-to-understand information. They include Japanese manga-style educational stories which appeal to younger generations.
This family entertainment centre has a JRA-sponsored interactive horse park where children can experience the various tasks involved in looking after and riding horses. Activities include riding simulators, interacting with a lifelike robotic horse and daily horse care.
This JRA promotion aims to increase the interest in and knowledge of horseracing for women. It includes racecourse seminars, cafes and various events. Learn more about UMAJO in this case study about community engagement initiatives at Japan’s racecourses.