Realise your potential within the Thoroughbred breeding industry.

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 requires a different set of skills and knowledge 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.



The National Stud Training & Careers Open Day’s

The Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre, The National Stud, Newmarket

  • Saturday 27th July 10am – 1pm
  • Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September – Newmarket Open Weekend

The open day offers visitors the opportunity to learn more about then Thoroughbred breeding industry and its career opportunities. The morning allows those interested in applying for 2019/2020 courses to take a look around the stud and its facilities, and to discover more about the training courses available at The National Stud. Those attending will also have the opportunity to ask questions and receive advice and guidance.

Booking is essential; contact the Training Team on E: or T: 01638 663464