It’s with great enthusiasm that Harness Racing Victoria can confirm a new educational partnership for 2014 with Wången College in Sweden, the Swedish National Horse Industry educational college.
Wången is a unique facility which offers University, High School and Vocational Training programs specifically for Sweden’s equine and Trotting industry.
The partnership has been developed subsequent to the 2013 Great Southern Star event where HRV hosted Wången's Sports Director Jan Halberg and Wången graduate and now top Scandinavian driver Johan Untersteiner.
Under the partnership Wången will support four students to undertake their essential practical placements, each over a period of four weeks, in Victoria during 2014.
HRV will host the students and manage a program of practical experience involving a number of leading Victorian Trainers.
The first two students to visit Australia will be Johanna Sae-tang Dicander and Rebecka Eriksson. Both girls are very excited about the opportunity to learn from leaders in the Australian industry and to expand their learning and knowledge. The pair is expected to be here during February/March.
In announcing the partnership HRV Chief Operating Officer Brant Dunshea thanked Jan Halberg and Karin Ericsson, Director of Development at Wången, for working collaboratively with HRV over recent months to gain funding support from the Swedish authorities to develop the partnership.
Dunshea outlined that "as the relationship develops HRV intend on offering scholarship opportunities to our young participants to travel to Sweden where they can benefit from one of the world’s leading equine learning institutions. I would particularly like to thank Jan and Karin for their enthusiastic efforts in working together with us on this project".
Harness Racing Victoria