CAFRE Enniskillen Campus student on placement at Crindle Stables, Limavady

Level 3 Martina OKane on work placement at Crindle Stables
Level 3 Martina OKane on work placement at Crindle Stables

CAFRE Enniskillen Campus student Martina O’Kane from Ballymena is currently completing her eight weeks work placement at Crindle Stables as part of her Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management.

Crindle Stables is a livery, competition and riding school in Limavady.

As part of the Level 3 Horse Management programme, students are required to complete 10 weeks work placement.

However, earlier in the year, Martina was lucky enough to be selected to undertake the Erasmus+ programme with Enniskillen Campus. European Funding was secured to support Martina to travel to Holland for 16 days where she got a fantastic experience working in a top competition yard in a different country. This also meant that she had already completed two of her ten weeks work experience.

Equine Lecturer, Kathryn Hazlett recently paid Martina a visit to monitor her progress while on work placement.

During the visit, Martina stated: “I’m really enjoying my time here; I’m learning loads and getting to try new tasks and learn new skills.”

Hazel Patterson, her employer, is very pleased with her progress: “Martina works hard, is enthusiastic, motivated, a great communicator, engages well with clients, works well alone and as part of a team. She is willing to contribute and help in all aspects of the business. Overall she is a great student.”

To find out more about the equine courses offered at Enniskillen Campus including the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management, come along to the careers advice evening on Thursday, August 20, at 7pm or alternatively check out the courses on www.cafre.ac.uk.