December was a huge month for the Apprentice Academy SA with Stacey Callow and Jade Doyle making their race riding debuts. In addition, Ellis Wong and Angus Chung were granted their licences to ride in town, and the final of the Montgomerie/Forrest Apprentice Series was held at Strathalbyn.
1 December – Gawler: The apprentice group took home 6 out of the 8 with Ellis Wong & Felicity Atkinson both scoring doubles.
3 December – Penola: Leading apprentice, Jacob Opperman kicked home 3 winners and a narrow defeat in the last race just cost him a 4th.
4 December – Morphettville Angus Chung rode his first metro winner and later claimed his second with a winning double at headquarters.
4 December – Ceduna: Stacey Callow kicked off her race riding debut with a win aboard It’s All Gossip while Felicity Atkinson was on fire riding a treble.
10 December – Port Lincoln: Six of the eight races were won by apprentices, with Angus Chung claiming a double.
15 December – Strathalbyn: A well timed run on Showusyourmotor for trainer Kristi Evans saw Teagan Voorham win Heat 3 of Montgomerie/Forrest Apprentice Series. Ben Price claimed the overall series win.
26 December – Morphettville: Angus Chung continued his great form with another metropolitan double while Ellis Wong started his city career in style with a win aboard Stealthy Lucas.
Overall in the month of December the apprentice group combined for 52 winners. Angus Chung was the star with 15 winners including two metropolitan doubles.