The Evening Lecture Programme (ELP) is open to anyone interested in the topics whether they are involved or not in the breeding of racehorses. From 2020 the ELP is sponsored by Edmondson Hall. Mark Edmondson, a delegate in 2019 said “Edmondson Hall has worked with the National Stud for 25 years and we couldn’t be more pleased to be involved with this great educational programme. I learnt so much from the course and thoroughly enjoyed it”.
Typically the delegates that attend the lectures come from other studs or are college students. The ELP also attracts Thoroughbred breeders and sports horse owners from the local area. The lectures encompass a wide range of material each year which cover the breeding of Thoroughbreds in a commercial setting. Other topics touch on management issues, disease, conformation and bloodstock management.
The lectures are between 60 and 90 minutes in length and run twice a week, starting promptly at 6pm in the Joan Westbrook Lecture Theatre at the National Stud. There are 35 to 40 lectures in the total ELP and whilst a commitment to attend all may be beyond some delegates, the option to attend just a few can be arranged. Those who attend 75% or more of the total programme will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Please contact us for more details and the 2020 ELP Schedule will be available later in the year.