Writtle News

Equine career talks focus on the future

November 2011

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(NOTE: This is an archived press release.)

Level 3 Extended Diploma students in Horse Management have recently received talks from guest lecturers from the equine industry. The aim of the talks is to inspire and encourage students to think about their forthcoming work placements and future career opportunities.

This week, Annie Mann, a Groom Rider from Mark Johnston Racing, attended Writtle College to talk to the equine class about her own experience working in industry. Annie, who gained her role after undertaking a work placement at Mark Johnston Racing, has worked in equine racing for three years. Annie used her time with the students to give them ideas about what type of career opportunities are available within the racing world.

During the session the students undertook an equine quiz with Abby Murphy, from Basildon in Essex answering the most questions correctly. Abby said: “I wanted to study equestrianism and horse management because I know that is the industry I want to work in, but I am unsure right now as to what I want to do. I started riding when I was eight years old and have had my own horse for four years. Generally I dedicate at least two hours every day towards the welfare and maintenance of my horse. I have found the recent careers talks interesting and very useful.”

A guest lecturer from Mark Todd Eventing has also recently spoken to the Level 3 Horse Management students. Other possible careers for Further Education equine students can include: Competition Groom, Stud Hand, or a role within a feed or equine insurance company.

For further information about equine courses at Writtle College please visit www.writtle.ac.uk Courses are taught at Further and Higher Education level as well as Postgraduate and Short Course level.

Pictured – The Level 3 class with Abby Murphy (middle left) and Annie Mann (middle right)