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Writtle Graduate Runner-up In Competition

A Writtle College graduate, Rosie Foster, who recently graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Equine Breeding and Stud Management, was runner-up in the Eqvalan Duo Equine Thesis of the Year Award, run by the Royal Agricultural Society of England and sponsored by Merial Animal Health. 

Her dissertation compared the effects of negative and positive reinforcement training in reducing horses’ fearfulness towards a novel stimulus, an umbrella. Rosie, who was shortlisted with four other finalists, presented her thesis to a panel of judges and an audience of industry-based professionals at Stoneleigh Park, before being awarded second place and winning a cheque for £100 and a glass trophy.

JAN13 News Rosie and prize

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