NZTBA EQUINE BREEDING COURSES
Build a career with horses - enrol today
If you have an affinity with horses and want to develop a career in the thoroughbred breeding industry you will find an education pathway here.
For more information contact Ellie Aykroyd, Breeding Education Coordinator.
P: 027 201 2699
Breeding - Level 3
This programme will provide the skills and knowledge to assist with all aspects of breeding, mating, and the early education of young horses providing a solid foundation for your career.
The course includes the following-
Assisting practically with:
Handling, routine health and nutrition of weanlings and yearlings
Routine care of paddocked horses
Reproductive physiology and cycling
Prevention, identification, and treatment of ailments
Communicating and working in a team and legislative obligations in equine workplace
Duration: 13 months
Qualification: NZQA New Zealand Certificate in Equine Breeding (Stud Groom) Level 3
Breeding - Level 4
Formalise your workplace learning and gain an accredited Level 4 NZ qualification by completing this breeding apprenticeship.
Implement and monitor:
Stud farm breeding programme and teasing
Foaling, post foaling activities, foal development
Educating weanlings to yearlings and managing health and nutrition
Yearling preparation programme through to sales
Assessing and evaluating conformation and action
Pasture and feed management
Preventative health programme
Health and safety plan for a workplace
Equine physiology and psychology
Fostering orphan foals
Managing conformation faults
Evolution of the thoroughbred
Evaluating potential and practical aspects of genetics
Evaluating pasture production methods
Duration: 22 months
Qualification: NZQA Level 4
Why industry based training?
Students who successfully complete these courses have a number of competitive advantages in terms of a rewarding career in the thoroughbred industry, including:
New Zealand Certificate in Equine Breeding (level 3 and/or 4)
Eligibility to apply industry sponsored scholarships to the Irish National Stud
Increased employment opportunities both nationally and worldwide
Complimentary membership to the NZTBA whilst studying, including the Stallion Register
Employed in the NZ industry
Age at least 16 years, with no upper limit
Good health, sound character and motivation to succeed
within the industry
To find out more email Ellie on firstname.lastname@example.org
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