January 9, 2019 |
Max McLoughlin, a former student on the TBA Entry to Stud Employment Course, has been nominated for the David Nicholson Newcomer Award at the 2019 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards.
Max joined the E2SE course after completing a History Degree at Durham University. Despite following racing and enjoying studying pedigrees, he had never actually touched a horse so the pilot course provided the ideal opportunity for him to learn the practical skills to help him pursue a career in the industry.
Run at The National Stud, with funding from the Racing Foundation and the TBA, the course is open to anyone over the age of 18 and has no entry requirements as such, just a drive to learn and work in the industry with prior experience with horses not required. Students gain a number of practical skills during a nine-week residential programme at The National Stud including the experience with horse handling and stud work as well as qualifications in tractor driving, transporting horses and a number of online certificates related to employment and stud work.
Following the initial residential programme at The National Stud, Max completed the second part of the course, a paid placement, at Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket. Following graduating from the course, in which he was awarded the Top Student Award, he stayed on a Cheveley Park Stud.
TBA Education and Welfare Manager, Caroline Turnbull presents Max McLoughin with the Top Student Award.