Professional Racetrack Groom Course
Do you love horses? Have you ever considered working with horses every day as a career? We have the program for you!
Horse Racing Alberta and Olds College introduce the new “Professional Racetrack Groom” Course! The Professional Racetrack Groom Course is a “Learn and Earn” concept program that will give you the confidence and skill to become a professional licensed Groom at Alberta Horse Racing Tracks!
This unique program has a blended approach that will allow you to study online, learn from and practice your skill with industry professional instructors, all while allowing you to earn a wage working in the industry! You will acquire the skills you need to provide intensive professional care to elite race horses.
With support from Horse Racing Alberta and industry professionals you will receive your hands on training at the new Century Mile Racetrack in Nisku Alberta. Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to understand horse behaviors, explain the workings of the horse racing industry, develop personal career skills, demonstrate practices for barn safety and cleanliness, demonstrate horse handling techniques for high powered horses, identify and apply horse racing tack, identify equine anatomy and related lameness, apply stable and exercise bandages, perform race day procedures, execute regular health checks on horses, follow protocols for equine medical emergencies, and explain Equine Nutrition!
Wait! There’s more! We are offering this course with a one time introductory tuition of $250.00! The remainder of the fee is covered by Horse Racing Alberta to provide professional equine grooms to the Horse Racing industry in Alberta.