The TBA’s Next Generation Club (NGC) and the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) have joined together to provide a placement for a graduate from the BHA’s training programme.
The placement will aim to extend the candidate’s knowledge of the breeding industry by paricipating in two linked placements at Tweenhills Farm & Stud in Gloucestershire and Newsells Park Stud, Hertfrordshire. The placement will cover the period before, during and after Tattersalls’ October Yearling Sales, and will run this year from September 5 to October 28.
The NGC, in collaboration with the TBA and BHA, is pleased to announce that Amy Clapham is the successful candidate. She will be providing the NGC with a weekly blog of her experiences on both placements.
Commenting on her successful application, Amy said: “I am delighted to have secured the placements offered by the Next Generation Club. Following my BHA placement at Tattersalls, it is great to have the opportunity to experience the practical side of the industry at Tweenhills Stud and Newsells Park Stud at such an exciting time for both operations.
“To be involved hands-on in preparing horses for the sales, as well as seeing everything coming together for the forthcoming breeding season, is an excellent chance to further my knowledge and experience. I am now far more confident about securing a career within the bloodstock industry.”
NGC committee member, Kevin Sommerville, added: “It’s fantastic to see the NGC and the BHA working together with two leading stud farms, Tweenhills and Newsells, to provide these placements during the sales season. I’m excited about the opportunity this presents for Amy and I hope that in the future more studs will come forward to support this scheme and help to bridge the gap between racing and breeding.”
For more information, or to read Amy’s Blog, visit www.the-ngc.co.uk.