13th Sep 2016
The aim of the INS Thoroughbred Breeding Course is to educate young people for a career in the thoroughbred industry. Many graduates have been prominent in stud farms throughout the world, racehorse training, bloodstock sales, insurance and the media.
The Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course is mainly of a practical nature and is designed to provide students with a hands-on approach to every aspect of horse breeding. It involves yard work during the day and a lecture each evening by stud staff and other bloodstock industry experts. Students will visit other stud farms, racing stables, sales companies and various industry events throughout their time on the course. They will carry out written assignments and projects and will have exams towards the end of the course.
The application deadline for the 2017 Irish National Stud Thoroughbred Breeding Course is Thursday 12th October 2016. Candidates are asked to submit a completed application form along with an up-to-date C.V. and a cover letter. Students are selected by a panel based on education, previous experience, references from previous employers and character references.