A work colleague of mine runs this awesome initiative in Australia called Equine Goals and Dreams. She’s shortly heading off to Malaysia with a group of 8 riders from Australia to compete in the 2012 UTM International Horse Show in Johor, Malaysia.
Background of Equine Goals and Dreams:
“Equine Goals & Dreams is a non-profit company that was established in 2006 to help support young horse lovers who worked with or were seeking to find career opportunities in the equine industry. During this time the company was instrumental in establishing some historical milestones in the horse racing industry such as the inaugural 2006 Thoroughbred Employee of the Year awards, the Stable Employee Association and the successful RVL Rider Talent Identification camps. In 2009 EG&D set up 10 international job swap opportunities free of charge for stable workers studying national qualifications who wished to travel, earn and learn. The company has a large network of key contacts in many equine disciplines around the world which has led to an international equine industry skills passport being approved and is currently under development. Horses are an international language!”
For those of you in Australia with equine dreams, I’d suggest checking out this group on facebook! For those interested in supporting people coming into the equine industry, perhaps you’d be willing to consider sponsorship roles?
“If I had a horse, I’d ride off in the sunset, where dreams, and shadows lie. To a life, where pain and sorrow don’t exist, and to where hopes, and dreams become reality.” – Lindsay Turcotte