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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Elite Program Announces Mid-Summer Educational Classes in Louisiana and Oklahoma

Dr. C. Reid McLellan, Executive Director of The Elite Program, Inc. and senior instructor of the nationally recognized Groom Elite certification program announced the following mid-summer class schedule.

July 28 –August 1 Equine Behavior and Care clinic for Teachers, Trainers, Owners and Students at Florida Parishes Campus of Northshore Technical Community College in Greensburg, Louisiana

Clinic will be an intensive four days of continuing education discussing principles of horse care and the teaching of those principles. Using the Groom Elite format of lecture and hands on learning, Dr. McLellan will demonstrate methods of teaching Horse Behavior and how it relates to handling, grooming and riding horses. Participants will see different teaching aids and methods available such as anatomical models and PowerPoint slide shows. Discussion will include how to make your PowerPoint slide show more effective. Horse owners and students interested in learning more about their horses will benefit from the hands on experience and opportunity to work with equine trainers & instructors. Regularly $599, special summer tuition of $499 if registered by July 25. ($399 for students).

August 12-14 –Trainers Exam Prep Class at Remington Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A popular class for individuals considering taking a state licensing exam to become a racehorse assistant or trainer. Owners and horseplayers are invited to take the class (provided space is available) to learn more about the rules of racing under which racing is governed in most states. Space is limited to 15. Tuition prior to August 5th-$299; Tuition after August 5th-$349.

August 18-20 –Philosophy & Methods of Training Racehorses at Remington Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

A recent addition to The Elite Program curriculum, this class was requested by trainers and owners interested in learning about latest information regarding conditioning horses and running a racing stable business. Using an open discussion format, topics include selecting a racehorse, conditioning young horses, owner-trainer interaction and daily training activities. Current topics in racing including proper use of therapeutic medications, options for Lasix-free racing and post racing responsibilities are included in this 2 and ½ day class. Tuition until August 14 -$249.00 –Tuition after August 14 -$299.

Individuals wishing to attend both classes at Remington Park can save $150 off the “door” tuition by paying $499 by August 4th.

Detailed program outlines, information and online registration for each of these three classes is available at www.purplepowerracing.com or by calling Dr. McLellan at 859-321-4377.

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