September 23, 2015

Avril Simpson

FdSc in Equine Management “I am currently completing a FdSc in Equine Management.  I spent my placement working in Greg Broderick’s Ballypatrick Show Jumping Yard in Co. Down. I really enjoyed this experience and had the opportunity to groom at a number of shows including the Royal Dublin Show (RDS) and Cavan International Show.  I got involved with the production of young horses in addition to working with the competition horses. I found this work to be very rewarding due to the opportunities to travel, the quality horses, the supportive owners and the yard’s excellent results. My practical skills and self-confidence really improved as a result. I am enjoying the FdSc course in particular the grassland and equine health modules. I plan to continue to further my career by working in top class yards and I may spend some time working as a Competition Groom in Europe or the United States”.

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