Stud work is a rewarding career option for people wanting to work with some of the best horses in the world when they finish their racing career and move to producing the next generation. Stud work is highly physical and potentially dangerous. Working in the stud industry requires a different set of skills to normal horse care as routine tasks involve teasing, covering and dealing with untrained youngsters. A typical day involves working alongside vets and farriers with responsibility for valuable bloodstock and their offspring. Stud staff are recognised as key members of the team that make a successful stud.
The Stud has full time training courses to suit everyone, from the complete beginner upwards. Most of the full time training is free to UK and EU residents. Courses aim to recruit and train new entrants wanting to start a career in the global stud industry and help current stud staff to develop their existing skills.
The National Stud’s graduates are highly regarded by industry employers. The vast majority secure employment immediately after graduating. Many of the graduates use the Stud’s training courses as the initial springboard to gain the invaluable practical experience and knowledge of the breed that will progress their career in the future.