Welcome to the Elite Program
Mission Statement:
"To provide horsemen an opportunity for professional and personal growth, by increasing their understanding of the horse with which they work and enhancing their professional skills."

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Final year of the "twenty-teens" starts with Dr. Mac home in Kentucky for the first time in over a decade.  Florida HBPA decided to skip 2019 for Groom Elite classes, thus stopping their "streak" at eleven years. We will "revisit" possibility of classes at Gulfstream Park for 2020.  This late change opened up the schedule for 2019 Watch for a Trainers Exam Prep Class in Florida in late February and a Philosophy and Methods of Training Class in Lexington in late March. 

Let us know your interest in these and other classes by CLICKING HERE and signing up for our email list. 

Tentative dates for Second Quarter of 2019
April  Trainers Exam Prep class at Lone Star Park and Basic Grooming 099 in Lexington.
May   Basic Grooming at Woodbine, Presque Isle and possibly Belmont Park
June  Groom Elite 201 at Prairie Meadows and possibly Woodbine.  Basic Grooming at Laurel Park. 

Basic Grooming 099
Want to work with horses? This workforce preparation class will provide theBG099 basic horse handling and care knowledge and skills you will need to work safetly around equine athletes. Learn tterminology and skills required for entry level worker positon in the equine industry, with specific emphasis on racehorses. Participants that complete this course and pass evaluations on Friday are virtually assured of being offered a job. If space is available (class size limited to 20 and we will maintain a waiting list), BG099 is a good class for individual horse owners and those wishing to become horse owners, particularly owners working with retired racehorses. CLICK HERE and let us know if you would like to be informed of Basic Grooming Class schedule for 2019.

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  Next Trainers Exam Prep Class: South Florida - late February

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The Elite Program suports efforts to improve the welfare and safety of all horses with emphasis on racehorses, active and retired. Training a groom to recognize early warning signs of colic or subtle indications of an impending injury provides a direct  benefit to those horses by enabling treatment that prevents more serious and even life threatening illness or injury.

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All horses, especially racehorses, are at risk of injury and health problems. In addition to the pressures of daily confinement, racehorses' legs are subjected to the pounding of speed work and their general health is challenged by exposure to large numbers of horses from many different locations.Read More