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Equine

Continuing Education Programming

  • Advanced Horse Hoof Trimming

  • Barrel Racing Clinic with Diane Skocdopole

    Barrel Racing Clinic

    Description: Clinic featuring Canadian Professional Barrel Racer Diane Skocdopole, who is a 2 time Calgary Stampede qualifier, 2 time Canadian Finals Rodeo qualifier, round winner and reserve average champion, 2017 CPRA rookie and permit award winner, multiple pro rodeo winner, FCA rodeo finalist and futurity and derby money earner. A weekend full of learning, sharpen your skills with pattern work and different drill exercises to help perfect your run. Gain knowledge about different bits and improve your mind game. 

    Cost: $400 + GST

    Dates: Dec 5 & 6, 2020 - Course cancelled, stay tuned for future dates

    Locations: Olds College South Rodeo Arena 

    Notes: No lunch/snack will be provided during this workshop, please supply your own. 

  • Driving Clinics Level 1

    Continuing Education - Driving Clinic 1

    Learn to drive your horse! Now is your opportunity to learn in a safe and supervised environment while you master the fundamentals of horse driving, harnessing, and the dynamics of driving a team.

    This course will offer you hands-on experience in:

    • Harnessing
    • Ground driving
    • Hooking to equipment
    • Driving a single horse and team 

    Delivery: Olds Campus

    Fees: $349 + GST(includes textbook)

    Program Dates: 

    • February 19 - 21, 2021
    • October 15 - 17, 2021

  • Artificial Insemination

    Continuing Education - Artificial Insemination

    What can you expect from this program/course?

    This course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to obtain practical knowledge and acquire some of the hands-on skills necessary to successfully use artificial insemination and transported cooled semen to breed horses on their farms.

    There will be classroom theory components, demonstrations, and hands-on learning sessions where students will gain exposure to the most current “best practices” of artificial insemination and transported cooled semen. Please come dressed appropriately for horse handling (boots, gloves, proper clothing).

    Delivery: Olds Campus

    Program Dates:  February 18 - February 19, 2021

    Fees: $799 + GST (includes all materials)

  • Equine Massage

    "The course was very informative, easy to follow, and the instructor was fabulous. The school is beautiful and makes for a very fun course."

    Continuing Education - Equine Massage

    This course utilizes both theory-based knowledge training and hands-on massage for your horse. Some prior knowledge of equine anatomy will assist learners to gain the maximum knowledge & benefit from this course, however it is not required. This course will give horse owners the ability to:

    • Better understand what the body language of your horse is telling you about their comfort level
    • Recognize muscle soreness or dysfunction
    • Provide comfort for sore/stiff muscles and related soft tissue stress
    • Improve the ability of your horse to return to work sooner after injury or exertion
    • Recognize when it is time to contact your equine health professional

    Delivery: Olds Campus

    Fees: $299+ GST 

    Program Dates: May 7 - 9, 2021

  • Equine Photography

    Equine Photography

    This is a one-day Equine Photography course, that will touch on multiple areas of the photography industry, including marketing, business, lighting, camera angles, editing and printing. Bring your own camera and gear, learn with one of the best in the industry. 

    Cost: $149.00

    Dates: February 27, 2021 from 9am - 5pm

    Location: Olds College South Arena

    Note: Participants are suggested to understand the basic camera functions and have satisfactory camera knowledge.

  • First Aid

    Continuing Education - First Aid

    What can you expect from this program/course?

    This is a popular and practical course will increase your confidence when caring for the health & wellbeing of your horse. This course will utilize theory, demonstrations, and hands-on learning.

    Delivery: Olds Campus

    Program Dates: March 19 - March 21, 2021

    Fees: $299 + GST (includes textbook)

  • Goat Tying Clinic with Kyla Kelly

    Goat Tying Clinic

    Description: Goat Tying Clinic featuring Kyla Kelly, 2017 NJHSR Goat Tying Champion, multiple time NHSFR qualifier and short go qualifier. Simplifying the run to create positive muscle memory. Improve your mindset, skills and technique for a result of faster, more consistent and competitive runs. 

    Dates: Nov 14 & 15, 2020 - COURSE CANCELLED, stay tuned for future dates.

    Cost: $250 + GST

    Location: Olds College South Rodeo Arena 

    Notes: No lunch/snack will be provided during this workshop, please supply your own. 

  • Horse Hoof Care and Trimming

    Continuing Education - Horse Hoof Care

    What can you expect from this program/course?

    Save money and improve hoof health by learning the basics of hoof anatomy, care and trimming.  This 2 1/2 day course will give you a great introduction to trimming and even the opportunity to trim your own horse by the end.You will practice trimming in a supervised setting. If you would like to put your newly acquired knowledge to use immediately, you have the opportunity to bring your own horses on the last day of the course; this way you can trim your horses for the first time with assistance & guidance from your instructor. Students will learn:

    • Hoof anatomy
    • The basics of hoof care
    • How to treat minor hoof problems
    • When to call a farrier      

    Delivery: Olds Campus

    Program Dates: March 12 - March 14, 2021

    Fees: $299 + GST

  • Professional Racetrack Exercise Rider Program

    Exercise Rider racing a horse

    What can you expect from this course?

    The Professional Racetrack Exercise Rider Program is a “Learn and Earn” concept program that will give you the confidence and skill to become a professional licensed Exercise Rider at Alberta Horse Racing Tracks! This unique program has a blended approach that will allow you to study online, learn from and practice your skill with industry professional instructors. You will acquire the skills you need to exercise race horses on a track. 

    Delivery: Olds Campus

    Fees: $1500

    Program Dates: January - April 2021

    • January 18 - February 12, 2021: Online (instructor guided in Moodle)

    • February 16 - March 12, 2021: Face to face at Olds College (includes chores and class time plus chores on weekends)

    • March 15 - April 9, 2021: Face to Face at Century Mile Racetrack in Nisku (includes chores and classtime, and on-track work with instructors).

    • April 12 - April 30, 2021: Earn and Learn with trainers at Century Mile Racetrack in Nisku plus on-track work with instructors.

  • Professional Racetrack Groom Course

    Horse being lead towards a race track

    What can you expect from this course?

    The Professional Racetrack Groom Course is a “Learn and Earn” concept program that will give you the confidence and skill to become a professional licensed Groom at Alberta Horse Racing Tracks! This unique program has a blended approach that will allow you to study online, learn from and practice your skill with industry professional instructors, all while allowing you to earn a wage working in the industry! You will acquire the skills you need to provide intensive professional care to elite race horses. 

    Delivery: Online, Olds Campus, Century Mile Racetrack Nisku

    Fees: $1000

    Program Dates: January - April 2021

    • January 18 - February 12, 2021: Online (instructor guided in Moodle)

    • February 16 - March 12, 2021: Face to face at Olds College (includes chores and class time plus chores on weekends)

    • March 15 - April 30, 2021: Earn and Learn with trainers at Century Mile Racetrack in Nisku. 

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