Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships

The Dubai International Thoroughbred Internships offer a life-changing opportunity to Chinese students.

Places on the programme are awarded to those who have recently graduated, or are about to graduate, from university, and can write and speak English reasonably well.

Candidates will learn about the day-to-day care of horses, gain experience of veterinary medicine and agriculture, and be introduced to the professional business skills needed in the industry — such as marketing, sales, finance, human resources and business administration.

Tan Zhuoqun (Elizabeth)

Graduated: Fudan University

Degree: Biological Sciences

"DITI has not only provided me with extensive knowledge of the international equine industry, but has also equipped me with the skills to step into the business world. This is in addition to the many cultural experiences I gained during my time in Japan and Dubai.

The lectures we received during the course also provided us with the opportunity to meet various industry professionals, from whom I learned a great deal."

Monthly blog of team Australia

Team Australia recently visited Sydney. This time, we didn’t stay in the city centre as usual but instead near the beautiful Coogee beach where the sea was literally on our doorstep. We went to the Inglis Classic Yearling Sale where we learned from bloodstock agents all about the sales and the horses there. We also had the pleasure of watching super mare Winx’s latest epic performance at Royal Randwick as she recorded her 16th straight win in the G1 George Ryder Stakes.

What have we learned from DITI?

In recent weeks, Alan Delmonte from the Horseracing Betting Levy Board was invited to have a talk with us. He was given a detailed description of the DITI schedule and jokingly told us that he wished he were a young Chinese and had the chance to experience this exceptional programme.

Naming Future Champions

Recently, Darley in Japan asked for name suggestions for this year’s two-year-olds from their staff as it has done for the past few years. DITI’s Team Japan also had the honour of participating in this "contest".