Lace-Reid-SatinMISSION: To improve the welfare of horses through education of owners, trainers, grooms and the general public in selection, care and handling of their horses

Welcome to Purple Power Equine Services' website.   We provide services designed to help you enjoy and profit from your equine endeavors.  From classes and private lessons on horse care and training to professional photogrraphs and videos of you and your favorite horse, to acquiring racehorse prospects and getting their pictures taken in a winner's circle, we help you participate as much or as little as you desire. Take advantage of our unique combination of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm and enjoy a profitable equine experience.  

TExP New York

Trainers' Exam Prep Class announced for New York. TExP class May 30-31 and June 1 in the B.E.S.T. conference room near the Belmont Park Stable Gate. Class size is limited to 10,  so sign up early to guarantee your spot. Through May 11, early bird tyuition of $299 and after May 11 tuition will be $349.  To see a class outline before you sign up CLICK HERE. (You can get to registration form from that page.)
To go directly to the registration form - CLICK HERE. All registrants will receive updates and information starting May 11. (Click flyer thumbnail at right to see full size flyer.)

The next Trainers' Exam Prep Class in the United States will be August 18-20 at Remington Park in Oklahome City.


May 7-11, 2018 - Basic Horse Handling & Care 099 (Basic Grooming 099) at Presque Isle Downs, Erie, PA
Want to work with horses? This workforce preparation class will provide the basic horse handling and care knowledge and skills you will need to work safetly around equine athletes. Learn tterminology and skills required for entry level worker positon in the equine industry, with specific emphasis on racehorses. Participants that complete this course and pass evaluations on Friday are virtually assured of being offered a job.  Sessions will be held in the stable area at Presque Isle. Pennsylvania HBPA will pay tuition for everyone willing to apply for a job at Presque Isle Downs.
ON LINE REGISTRATION CLOSED -- This class reached it's limit (20) and overflow (30) on April 26. If you are interested in taking this class to work at Presque Isle, contact the PID HBPA office at 814-800-8990 (office) or 717-480-8780 (Cell) We are looking at possibility of offering a second class due to this interest.

Later in 2018

1. Basic Grooming 099 and Groom Elite 101 at Woodbine in April, May and June.  Possible GE 201 in June. Trainers Exam Prep Class at Woodbine in June.

1A Basic Grooming 099 at Presque Isle Downs May 7-11.

2. Basic Gromming  099 at Laurel Park June 25-29  Groom Elite 101 starts at Laurel Park the end of July

3. Groom Elite 101 and 201 at Isothermal Community College in April anbd May

4. Groom Elite 101 at Prairie Meadows in May and June

4. Philosophy and Methods of Training Racehorses - Santa Anita in July; Lexington, Ky in late September.

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I'm continuing to "write that book". Events of January 2018 suggested that I complete this book sooner rather than later. You can follow my progress by reading "exerpts" plus other ramblings by following me on Medium. CLICK HERE to go there now and get started.



  CLICK HERE for class outline and other general information about the Trainers' Exam Prep Class and to add your name to our email list to be notified when other classes are scheduled

If you are interested in becoming a Rachorse Trainer or Assistant Trainer and cannot attend a Trainers' Exam Prep Classes you can purchase the Prep Class materials by CLICKING HERE



C. Reid McLellan, PhD
Stanford, KY 40
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