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Introduction

There are many yards in the UK that breed, produce and train their own livestock. They are prevalent in the racing industry with many studs in the UK and internationally; however there will also be different types of stud yard for purposes of showing or competing in another disciple, for example polo or eventing.

Careers in breeding or stud work can range from the practical, hands on work such as stud groom or stallion handler to the more office based roles such as stud manager, marketer or secretary.

Great for

  • Individuals who enjoy studying the science, physiology and anatomy of horses with a passion for their welfare and care
  • Career opportunities which do not involve riding
  • Careers in management of a wider equestrian business

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