Born in Innishannon, Cork, Ireland, Coleman rode in the 2008 Grand National at the age of 19, his first time riding in that steeplechase. He was one of the youngest riders ever to start the Grand National. In April 2009, Aidan won the Conditional Championship making him the leading Conditional jockey in the UK for the 2008 season.
Coleman in 2009 signed a two-year deal with Racing UK, a British horse racing television channel, to wear their logo on while racing. As part of the deal, Coleman was also to appear on the channel.
- ↑ Staff (4 April 2008). "Williams backs Coleman's talent". BBC news. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/low/other_sports/horse_racing/7330613.stm. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- ↑ Corrigan, Chris (2 April 2008). "Teenager Coleman given first Aintree ride". The Independent (London). http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/racing/teenager-coleman-given-first-aintree-ride-803442.html.
- ↑ Staff. "Anglo-Irish Jump Awards 2009". British Horseracing Authority. http://www.britishhorseracing.com/goracing/jump-awards-2009/default.asp. Retrieved 25 January 2010.
- ↑ Kimberly, Sara (12 November 2009). "Racing UK in two-year branding deal with jockey Aidan Coleman". MediaWeek. http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/news/966736/Racing-UK-two-year-branding-deal-jockey-Aidan-Coleman/. Retrieved 25 January 2010.