Junior Jockey Camp enrollment is now closed. We have reached capacity for our 2019 camp, thank you for all who are participating and to our sponsors!
Camp Dates: July 22 - July 26 (and a field trip on July 27!)
Our special July 27 field trip will be a half-day at the races and tour of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, NY.
ABOUT JUNIOR JOCKEY CAMP
The Julie Krone Junior Jockey Camp is designed to provide motivated boys and girls an opportunity to learn basic horsemanship and expose them to the skills required to have a career working with horses in thoroughbred racing. Learn what it takes to become a groom, exercise rider, trainer, or jockey, in a professional racetrack setting. With an emphasis on health and safety for both the horse and handler, and learning from some of the most recognized names in the industry, Jockey Camp curriculum focuses on excellence in sportsmanship, teamwork, and the value of understanding both the physiology and psychology of horses in a way that sets students up for future success.
HALL OF FAME JOCKEY
Junior Jockey Camp is hosted and instructed by Hall of Fame Jockey Julie Krone. Julie, to date, is the winningest female jockey of all time and has been featured on the cover Sports Illustrated, and made guest appearances on The Tonight Show, The Late Show, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, among others. Some of her greatest achievements include:
2013 Induction into the National Women's Hall of Fame
First woman inducted into the Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame
First and only woman, to date, to win a Triple Crown race
First Woman to win a Breeders' Cup race
SPONSOR A STUDENT
Our goal is to secure either individual or corporate sponsorships for the Julie Krone Junior Jockey Camp and its first class of eight students. $1,500 sponsorship for a student covers instruction, equipment, horse care, student meals, and transportation to and from Long Shadows Farm, as well as JKJJC logo T-shirts and caps. Generous donations above and beyond the student costs will go toward the ongoing development and expansion of the Jockey Camp program, which strives to expose young people to the greatest sport under the sun, and give students exciting and hands on experience with the majestic horses that make horse racing possible.