Shetland Pony Grand National racing at Olympia
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Jockeys of future in the Shetland Pony Grand National?

22 December 2014 Last updated at 11:28 GMT

The London International Horse Show brings together some of the finest jockeys and horses in the world.

But for kids wanting to be a superstar jockey of the future, and take part in a race as big as the Grand National - where do they learn the skills needed?

Simple - The Shetland Pony Grand National.

Racing on small ponies called Shetlands, competitors aged between 9-14 speed around the arena on a miniature course with jumps like those seen at an Aintree Grand National.

The BBC's Nick Hope has been to meet some of the kids taking part...