Welcome to the Elite ProgramMission 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,
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Convention - March 8-11, Las Vegas
17th Trainers' Exam Prep
Class - Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, Texas April 5-6-7
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Basic Grooming 099 - Magdalena Farm,
Lexington, Kentucky - April 17-21
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(Only $99 for 4
days of learning and one day of evaluation and job placement help. Limited
to 20 so sign up early.)
Dr. Mac will be in North Carolina
at Isothermal Community College March 15-16 and in Richmond, Virginia (James
River Work Center) March 20-22.
For General Information about Trainers' Exam Prep Classes,
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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. Because they spend more time with a
racehorse than any other equine professional, knowledgeable grooms are
important to the success of any racing barn. These important members of a
racing team increase the odds of a horse having a long and sound racing
Racing is a difficult business. Participants can go from the one emotional and/or financial extreme to another in a short period of time.
Owners and trainers invest and risk there time and money in racehorses with the expectation that their investment will at least pay its way. They hire workers to care for their investment with an expectation that the person hired will be knowledgeable and capable of recognizing an injury or illness before it stops the horse's training (or ends its racing career). Identifying capable workers was (and continues to be) difficult as there was no standard by which grooms were measured. The Elite Program, Inc. a non-profit horsemen's education service, provides high quality equine care courses to grooms, owners, trainers and anyone interested in learning about taking care of a horse. In addition, grooms that demonstrate minmum knowledge on a written assessment and minimum practical skills in 5 areas of racehorse care are certified as "Elite grooms". The next time you are at the race, look for a tan Groom Elite logo jacket. It means that horse is receiving Elite care.