Education & Licensing

Primary Objective: Institute Education and Exam Requirements for Licensees in order to improve horse handling and increase horsemanship knowledge and skills

Action Items:

  • National trainer exam
  • Require annual mandatory continuing education components for all professional licensing and re-licensing;
    • Professional licenses include:
      • Trainers and assistant trainers
      • Jockeys and exercise riders
      • Racetrack veterinary practitioners
      • Racing officials
      • Grooms
      • Farriers
  • Recommended curriculum for mandatory continuing education for licensees
  • Work with the RCI continuing education committee to get list of approved CE courses
  • Directory of research studies and related educational materials to increase industry awareness of equine scientific studies on horse racing
  • Monthly information and education bulletin distributed by e-mail to regulators, track management, horse owners, trainers, racing officials and others involved in horse racing
  • Update WSS website in all aspects
  • Compile a list of e-mail addresses for all professional licensees
  • A database of continuing education components available online for certification purpose
  • Increase horsemanship competency opportunities for grooms through horsemenís groups patterned after the Groom Elite Program and make certification mandatory for licensing
  • Develop trainer's test study guide
  • Expand the H-3 visa program participation
Accomplishments to Date:
  • National model trainer exam, including instructions and barn test, completed and sent to state racing commissions for use in their jurisdiction
  • Model rule on trainer's test, licensing of trainers and four hours of annual continuing education requirements
  • Horsemenís Update - Collaboration with Horseman's Journal to distribute newsletter
  • Continual updating of the WSS website with educational information, pertinent articles, research abstracts and new information in committee sections
  • Completion of the Uniform National Trainer's Test Study Guide available for sale
Contact: Grayson-Jockey Club (859) 224-2850

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