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.
- All Groom Materials and presentations in English & Spanish
- 50% classroom -50% hands-on
- Photo rich handouts and slideshows
- Unique teaching aids and activities
- Reading ablity not required for certification
- Conducted at the racetrack on dark days during the mid-day break
- Free to licensed personnel
- Licensed or employed by a recognized equine farm or training facility
- Attend 80% of the classes
- Make at least 70% on the written assessment
- Score minimum of 70% on bandaging and tacking
- Have an overall minimum score of 70% on all five practical assessments