RIDERS UP! Did you ever wonder what it would be like to work in the Thoroughbred industry? The PTHA will now provide the opportunity for interested job seekers to jump into the action. No experience with horses? No problem!

A Leg Up’s goal is to provide the opportunity for fresh faces to work their way into all aspects of the racing industry and to help them find their niche in the Sport of Kings. This revolutionary new mentoring program gives interns the chance to work for a few days under an approved mentor trainer, learning how to hotwalk racehorses. Once approved by the mentor, the PTHA will assist in pairing up new hotwalkers with a stable at Parx Racing.

Once on the backside, opportunities abound beyond the barn as well. Valets, pony riders, jockey’s agents, racing office, marketing, and many more positions throughout the industry can be explored!

For more information, contact the PTHA office at (215) 638-2012, email, or get started by filling out the online application below! (Please note that many of these questions were taken directly from the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission application, which must be completed prior to licensing.)