Patrick Duncan

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BSc (Hons) Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation

Patrick Duncan

The advanced equine industry in the UK made his move from South Africa a no-brainer for Patrick. He chose the BSc Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation degree at Hartpury University due to its strong reputation in the equine industry and he now owns his own business; Bio-Cal Thoroughbreds.

“If you’re passionate about racehorses and want to gain the expertise to launch your career, this unique degree is a great choice. I have always believed that you should love what you do, and do what you love, and with that in mind, studying at Hartpury has been the perfect fit. Hands-on experiences and placements brought the concepts to life, while lecturers shared their real-world insights and went above and beyond to help us succeed.

One of my favourite placements whilst at Hartpury was at the Ivy Lodge Therapy Centre, where I was able to work with a wide range of equine patients and learn about different types of therapy techniques. Another placement that was particularly meaningful for me was at Tweenhills Stud, where I was able to get hands-on experience in a world class Thoroughbred breeding operation.

"Hartpury’s focus on innovation equipped me with the tools to drive my business, Bio-Cal Thoroughbreds, forward in a fast-paced, technology-driven world, and make a positive impact in the global Thoroughbred industry. Additionally, the connections I made at Hartpury have been valuable, both in terms of networking and finding opportunities for professional development.  In the near future, I plan to head over to Australia where there are limitless opportunities for me to continue to develop my passion for bloodstock agency and grow my company."


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If you’re passionate, hard-working and motivated to make a difference, we’ll give you the skills and connections to channel this energy into an exciting equine career. Whatever your career aspirations, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to gain experience on and off campus.


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