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Olds College: Exercise Rider Jockey Training Program?

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Although I am on the go with Online Classes, working towards either a Certificate in Equine Science or a Diploma in Equine Science, I am considering the Exercise Rider Jockey Training Program at Olds College for next year (January 2017). I'd be coming from out of Province but have family in Edmonton currently.

I was wondering if anyone on here has done this program or known someone who has done this program within the last few years. How was it? What did you love? What did you hate? Does the College offer residence for this program? Did you learn a lot? What did you find to be the hardest part of the program? Any tips or advice? What would you recommend for fitness training/preparation? For mental preparation? Was the course primarily male or female dominant?

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Just a bit of a different idea for you. I took a course at The National Stud in Newmarket, United Kingdom, this year on Breeding and Stallion Management. It was a brilliant course and I really learnt a lot! It's a 5 month course. They also do an apprenticeship program in the Fall for a few months, the recognition of this course it noted anywhere in the Thoroughbred world and it will increase your chances of employment anywhere in the world!

It is a great opportunity if you wish to travel. It's a bit off topic from being a Jockey but it could really take you places :)

Feel free to ask me questions or take a look on their website!


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I'd love to hear more about your experience with the program, what it offered hands on and book wise. :-) I couldn't find a pricing on the website for the course.
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