Evening Lecture Programme

The 2021 National Stud Evening Lecture Programme, presented by Edmondson Hall Solicitors, commences on Tuesday 26 January and will run until Thursday 10 June. As delegates cannot attend in person due to Covid restrictions the full series will be hosted via video link.

The programme consists of 40 lectures covering everything from The Reproductive Cycle of the Mare and Neonatal Foal Disease to An Introduction Pedigrees and The Role of the Bloodstock Agent.  The full lecture series programme is available to view here.

The cost to attend the full programme is £360 per delegate or £20 per single lecture.

There are two lectures per week and the link to view these will be circulated on Wednesday and Friday afternoons with lecture notes attached. Each lecture lasts approximately one hour and the link will be available for 48 hours.

Stud Administration Course

The 2021 Stud Administration Course will take place from the 7th to the 9th of September, and provides those with an interest in Stud Administration an in-depth understanding of the roles and responsibilities.  Delegates gain background industry knowledge relating to marketing, transportation, bloodstock sales, bloodstock insurance, mare and foal registrations, stud administration procedures and veterinary practices.

The bi-annual three day programme includes lectures from industry experts, including professionals from the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association, Weatherbys, Newmarket Equine Hospital, the bloodstock sales team at Tattersall’s and The National Stud’s Nominations Manager and Stud Office Manager. More information is available here.

On completion of the course, a certificate is issued from The National Stud.

Level 3 Awards in Transporting Horses on Short and Long Journeys

The National Stud is now delivering the 1st4Sport Level 3 Award in the Principles of Transporting Horses on Long Journeys. Developed in partnership with the British Horseracing Authority (BHA), this award provides a benefit to learners who already work with horses and require a qualification to enable them to transport horses journeys exceeding 8 hours. The qualification will give the learner the skills and knowledge required to transport horses safely and legally as either an Attendant or Attendant/Driver.

The full ‘Certificate of Competence for Drivers and Attendants in Transporting Horses Pursuant to Article 17(2)’ will be issued by DEFRA following successful completion of the qualification.

The Level 3 Award in Transporting Horses on Short Journeys can also be completed via The National Stud.

Level 4 Learning Programmes

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has introduced a suite of higher-level learning programmes for the Thoroughbred industry which are endorsed by 1st4Sport.

The National Stud is now delivering the following four programmes;

  • The Management of the Thoroughbred Stallion
  • The Management of Thoroughbred Breeding Operations
  • The Management of the Purchase and Sale of Thoroughbred Horses
  • Managing Staff Recruitment, Training and Retention in Horseracing

These self-study programmes are designed to build on a learner’s knowledge and skills gained from previous qualifications or work experience and are specific to particular vocational areas of work.

Work-Based Qualifications

The Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Racehorse Care (Breeding Option) and Level 3 Certificate in Thoroughbred Stud Practice are accredited by 1st4Sport, both can be delivered and assessed in the workplace.

For more information on any of our courses or to book please call 01638-663464 or email students@nationalstud.co.uk