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."

Questions or to receive more information about Groom Elite classes,   EMAIL US HERE.

March  2018 update

10 were certified in Groom Elite 101 at Gulfstream Park February 28.

Groom Elite 201
at GP March 5,6 and ends March 19-20.

Horse Behavior and Handling One-day Clinic - Ten horse owners and young riders attending this event on March 10, 2018 at Johnson's Folly Stables, Delray Beach, Florida. If you would like to have a one-day clinic at your equine facility email us.

Trainers' Exam Prep Class at Lone Star Park April 11-13. This is the class that started it all back in 1998. This eighteenth edition will meet in the Chaplains classroom in the Lone Star Park eracing office building.
Click here for information and to register.

Want to work with horses? Did you just adopt a former racehorse and want to know more about their care? This is a class for you!!  
Basic Horse Handling & Care 099 (Basic Grooming 099) at Magdalena Farms, Lexington, KY and Kentucky Horseshoeing School, Richmond, KY (classroom sessions)

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. This is also a good class for individual horse owners and those wishing to become horse owners, particularly owners working with retired racehorses. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLASS.

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  For General Information about Trainers' Exam Prep Classes,  CLICK HERE

 You can help us improve lives of humans and horses!

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