Educational Mission

"TRAIN RESPONSIBLE MEN AND WOMEN WHO TAKE THE INITIATIVE IN THEIR TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE FOR THE BEST POSSIBLE PROFESSIONAL INTEGRATION"

Numerous assets

  • A competent educational team
  • Functional Facilities
  • A 42 hectare plot in Normandy
  • Housing facilities: individual house (employees) and studio (interns)
  • A laboratory, breeding room, insemination room, embryo transfer room, pastures, an indoor arena (40 x 20m), an outdoor, sand arena (60 x 20m), a 1000m sand track, 50 boxes, a longeing ring, and a horse-walker.

A Springboard for success

  • A professional formation adapted to the level of each intern
  • A diversified and complete training program using methods adapted to the on-the-ground realities of horse breeding.
  • An array of diplomas and opportunities organized directly with the professional world

Fulfilling Professions

  • In the domain of agriculture: horse breeding, horse insemination, stallion handling, riding/care-giving, teaching

A strategic location

  • We are located in Normandy, the reknown horse-breeding region, 20 kms from Alençon. Feuillard Stud is easily accessed by car or by train (Station: Gare de Sées, 18kms by taxi)

Our objectives

Provide hands-on experience to compliment the theoretical training of BEPA, CAPA, BAC Professionel, and BTA degrees.
Provide the opportunity to discover and integrate into our environment
Master the professional skills required for this domain. 
Train future managers ready to take responsibilities for general operations, the training centers, breeding, or personnel.
Train personnel in caretaking and preparation of horses who will be qualified to work in equestrian centers and competition stables. 

Competencies

This hands-on internship at Feuillard Stud allows participants to acquire skills in animal breeding especially horses or to observe techniques used in reproduction, breaking, and schooling of horses:

  • Physiology of the genitalia
  • Hygiene and prevention of venereal diseases 
  • Nutrition
  • Genetics
  • Breeding and collection regulations
  • Manipulation of stallions, broodmares, foals, and young horses
  • Quality control for semen
  • Preparation of fresh, chilled, of frozen semen doses
  • Artificial insemination
  • Embryo transfer
  • Foaling
  • Breaking for sport and race horses (gallopers)
  • Schooling young horses
  • Training, horse gymnastics for dressage, show jumping, eventing 
  • Preparation for auctions

Supervision

Training periods are run under the supervision of Benoit and Valérie Burban, BEES 2 (Instructeur d’Equitation Diplômée d’État), inseminator and head of the horse reproduction center.

Conditions

A - Validating your internship

The law n. 2006-296, March 31, 2006 for equal opportunities, was an in-depth reform of the statute for interns. Henceforth, internships are only authorized under the condition of a tripartite agreement between the intern, business, and educational institution.
The stage may have different objectives: an observation internship allows the beginner to discover a business, whereas the practical internship allows the intern to acquire hands-on experience for his competencies.

B - Housing

On our grounds, we offer a studio with 2 two rooms (1 room: 1 bed + 1 room: 4 beds), 1 bathroom, 1 furnished kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, microwave, electric plaques and dishes. 
Not provided: pillow cover and fitting sheet for a 90cm bed, and a blanket.

Il est demandé :

  • 1 photo d'identité pour le planning et,
  • pour le logement : 25 euro par semaine.

Le réglement (25 € x Nbre de semaines à l'ordre du Haras du Feuillard) non-remboursable + photo sont à adresser au HARAS DU FEUILLARD - 61360 VIDAI en même temps que les conventions scolaires pour signature.

Afin de réserver le logement, il est impératif que nous adresser le réglement 1 mois avant la période de stage. A défaut, vous êtes susceptible de ne pas avoir de place dans le logement.

Pour votre sécurité, nous interdisons le port de tennis et chaussures de ville qui sont inadaptés lorsque l'on travaille autour de jeunes chevaux mais vous conseillons le port de chaussures de sécurité, boots et bottes d'équitation.

L'établissement est non-fumeur.

Il est donc strictement interdit de fumer à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur des installations.

Sans le dossier complet, la demande de stage sera refusée. Il est demandé aux stagiaires de respecter les horaires de travail de l'entreprise. A ce titre, les stagiaires doivent-être présents du lundi 08H00 au samedi midi 12H30. Aucune dérogation possible.


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Stage

C - Meals

Not provided, but the intern is provided with a kitchen for the preparation of meals. A grocery store can be found 6km from our grounds.

D - Transportation

Not provided.

How to apply for an internship

Interns: You would like apply for an internship? You have two options:

- Contact us by telephone at +33 3 25 76 55 from Monday to Friday, from 9:00am to 12:30pm, or 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
- The simplest and most effect option is to make your request in writing directly on our contact web page.