Education Programs

The Elite Program's education programs are based upon the fact that education is most effective when it is immediately relevant to the person in their day-to-day life, is dynamic, engages students in multiple methods of learning and is easy to understand. Materials were developed by college professors with over 60 years combined experience in horses, racing and teaching with contributions from veterinarians, farriers, equine dentists and human health and safety professionals.

Programs are designed to provide provide knolwedge and skills training that will enhance the ability of grooms and other equine care workers to care for their horses. We also offer vocational programs that prepare individuals without equine care experience for entry level positions. Certification courses for experienced workers require demonstration of minimum knowledge on a written assessment and demonstration of minimum skills in five areas during a practical assessment. Non-certification courses provide information and hands-on experiences for those seeking to improve their equine care knowledge and skills.

Elite education programs are characterized by:
Requirements for certification: