Horse Management students get a taste for a career in racing

Students from Level 2 and Level 3 Horse Management recently had a visit from the educational charity Racing to School.

The charity was designed by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to promote career and training opportunities across the racing industry to schools and colleges. The talk was delivered by Rob and Mark who have both worked extensively in the industry and brought valuable knowledge and enthusiasm to the discussion with the students.

Students learnt about the career pathways on offer, which included different roles on racing yards, stud farms, racecourses and other related careers such as physiotherapy, nutrition or farriery. It also highlighted to the students the training opportunities available to them after college, including free training courses and further qualifications.

Following the talk, the students had the chance to try out the Equicisers; mechanical racehorses used for training riders and jockeys. These horses allow riders to practice the techniques needed to control a racehorse before getting on the real thing!

Tylah-Ann Robins of the Horse Management team said: “All of the students found this to be a beneficial experience as it helped to reinforce what they have been learning throughout their course about different aspects of the equine industry, including a module on introducing the racing industry. Following the talk, many of them were interested in potentially pursuing a career within the industry across the various sectors, including students who had not previously thought about going into that particular pathway.”

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