Jerilderie’s Brooke Sweeney received the Racing Victoria Ltd (RVL) Award for Outstanding Racing Student in 2011.
She was recognised at the National Centre for Equine Education (NCEE) Graduation and Award ceremony held in Wangaratta on December 1.
The NCEE is a business unit of GOTAFE and provides specialised equine industry training to the racing, breeding, health and performance horse sectors as well as providing school-based apprenticeships and VETIS programs across Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.
The award night was attended by the graduates, their family and friends, employers and award sponsors.
Guest speaker was Mike Becker, an internationally known stud manager in the thoroughbred industry.
The students will graduate with a Certificate II in Equine Industry, Certificate II in Agriculture, Certificate II in Racing (Stablehand), Certificate III in Agriculture (Horse Breeding), Certificate IV in Racing & Diploma of Racing, Diploma of Equine Stud Management and the Diploma of Equine Performance Management.