We run courses throughout the year for other reindeer owners and handlers and bespoke courses tailored for individual companies including zoos and vets.
Each course is designed to contain the relevant information for the time of year eg; January- February courses – Calving.
Our next course will be held 15th September 2017
‘End of Year/Christmas Prep’ course covering:
- British Reindeer Herders Association
- Guidelines for Hire
- Public awareness during festive period
- General Husbandry and Daily health checks
- Indoor stock keeping (transfer from field to shed)
- Land management
- Procedures and planning for the Rutting Season
- Rutting issues and solutions, Antler Management
Handling and Training – Hands on training in the Afternoon with our Senior Handlers.
Delegates will have a morning session of theory information with the Reindeer Man. Then, after a lovely lunch in the Blithbury Vintage Tearoom delegates will spend the afternoon in a hands-on outdoor session with our Senior Reindeer handlers. After a quick break for a cuppa delegates will sit a short written examination after which they will be awarded certificates from the Reindeer Academy.
If you would be interested in attending this course please email: email@example.com
The Reindeer Academy at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge
February 9th – Husbandry, Basic Level
March 16th – Husbandry, Intermediate Level
May 18th – Husbandry, Advanced Level
September 7th – End of Year & Christmas Preparation
We can cater for groups from individual companies/institutions and offer one-off bespoke courses for employees responsible for the care and handling of Reindeer, please contact us to discuss your requirements.
If you would like to book onto any of the above courses please email: firstname.lastname@example.org