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I’m signed up to the Australian Thoroughbred Employee’s Notes on Facebook and a recent note I thought worth a mention on here.

The proposal is a ‘talent identification program’ for track riders.  Gaye Gauci of Racing Victoria Limited and Chris Watson of Glenormiston College have prepared this program with the hope of it being “a real avenue to provide current Victorian pony club level C certificate holders with a full overview of all equine career opportunities they could pursue now or in the future in the Equine Industry.”

What a great idea!  I was very slack and didn’t get up to my C Certificate in Pony Club but if I had have known doing so could have opened doors to possibilities within the equine industry, it would have been drive enough for me to do so with my riding.

“This talent identification program was designed and developed to involve Victorian pony clubs in helping identify talented riders and providing them 3 units of competency from the National Racing Industry Training Package, a 7 day trackwork riding workshop/camp.”

So I’m a little obsessed with any course that is nationally recognised or provides units that can be later marked off for a particular course and this seems a great way for someone to start and see if the equine world is indeed for them.

Application Forms are now available from your local Victorian Zone Representative.
Timelines:
– applications to Club by June 10th
– Zone selection by June 15th
– Induction day & enrolments at Glenormiston on July 7th
– Camp commences September 27th – October 3rd 2009

Selection criteria:
– you must be aged 15 or over,
– be currently registered as a pony club member with PCAV,
– have completed your “C” certificate and
– submitted a completed official application form

“The success of this camp is vital as it could form a program that could be offered in other areas of Victoria at different times throughout the year using the same formula in the future.”

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