Work Experience

We take Equine, Veterinary and Vet Nursing students regularly on work experience placements from two weeks to summer placements. Foreign students can also be catered for. We also cater for school work experience students

As well as the regular courses we run listed below we can organise bespoke days for Schools and Colleges which can be tailor made to fit in with any curriculum.

Students who are studying Equine or Veterinary Nursing can also come along to have a taylor made visit to suit their own learning outcomes. Practical and theoretical sessions can take place to allow for all experience levels. These can include practical sessions on stallion management, semen collection and processing, dummy mare training, STI’s and testing, faecal egg counting, foaling, mare and foal handling A.I, pregnancy scanning, backing and schooling. On top of any of these, theory sessions can also be carried out in our classroom and can include underpinning knowledge on any of the subjects covered in practice.

We already work closely with a number of colleges who regularly bring students to access our superb facilities.




School and college days

As well as the regular courses we run listed below we can organise bespoke days for Schools and Colleges which can be tailor made to fit in with any curriculum.

Students who are studying Equine or Veterinary Nursing can also come along to have a taylor made visit to suit their own learning outcomes. Practical and theoretical sessions can take place to allow for all experience levels. These can include practical sessions on stallion management, semen collection
and processing, dummy mare training, STI’s and testing, faecal egg counting, foaling, mare and foal handling A.I, pregnancy scanning, backing and schooling. On top of any of these, theory sessions can also be carried out in our classroom and can include underpinning knowledge on any of the subjects covered in practice.

We already work closely with a number of colleges who regularly bring students to access our superb facilities.

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The following is feedback we have received from visiting students:

” I went as an apprentice to Country Farm Stud after spending a year at College and deciding it was not for me, I achieved my NVQ Level 2 and 3. I then stayed on for a further two years to become show groom and head girl I can’t put a price on the experience or knowledge I have had and learned from Karen. It was a truly unique experience that I wouldn’t change or have missed for the world! ”

Nancy Dunn

” What a fantastic visit to Country Farm Stud today. The Equine Foundation Degree students from Craven College really enjoyed themselves and have come away with a wealth of knowledge to boot! Many thanks to Karen and the team. I look forward to our next visit ”

Danielle Fox

” I completed my NVQ 2 and Level 3 Work Based Diploma at Country Farm Stud, the wide range of experience and training I gained whilst working with Karen has enabled me to go on to work at some of the top yards in the country. If you are looking for a starting block in the equine industry, I cannot recommend a better place. ”

Camille Best
Contact us for more information on any of the courses and availability.

Karen Raine
Country Farm Stud
Lancaster Road
Out Rawcliffe
Near Preston
Lancashire
PR3 6BN
Tel: 01995 671476