If you answered yes to that question and are looking to study horses, specifically in the racing industry, then perhaps AFASEC may be for you.
While working at one of the riding school’s last year, I was chatting with the mother of one of our clients – a girl in her mid teens – who happened to be fluent in English and French on account of her dad living in France and mother in Australia.
Mad keen about horses, she was eyeing off a course at this horse related school in France. Ever curious about different education facilities, I asked for the site of the school and took a look. My French is very limited and I’m sure that if it weren’t, I’d be applying to study at such a place! (A prerequisite is a thorough understanding of the French language).
AFASEC provides education and training in areas relating to driving/stable hand work, becoming a jockey on the flat or over jumps, head lad and assistant trainer. They help you to establish a professional career within the industry and based on the photos on the site, seem to have wonderful facilities!
Students as young as 14 years of age are taken into their 5 establishments in France that provide intensive daily practical work as well as theoretical.
The school works in close cooperation with flat and harness trainers, giving the students permanent contact with professionals in the industry.
Perhaps a trip to Europe to study is suddenly looking appealing? For those of you in school mad about horses, don’t underestimate the value of learning another language and then gaining experience with horses in another country.
“Once a horse is born, someone will be found to ride it.” – Hebrew Proverb