The Reindeer Academy

With our Mission Statement in mind, Stephen Swinnerton (widely known as the Reindeer Man) decided to form the ‘Reindeer Academy’ at Blithbury Reindeer Lodge.

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Utilising his expertise; gained over 30 years working with these magnificent animals, we run courses for other Reindeer owners to learn everything there is to know about caring for and maintaining a happy and healthy herd.

We offer different levels of courses from Basic through to Advanced and everything in between.  We also offer bespoke, tailored courses to meet the specific requirements of individual companies, Zoos and Vets!

Course content varies throughout the year to coincide with the ‘Reindeer Year’ and their specific requirements. The courses are combination of theory-based learning with a hands-on element included, to give delegates first-hand experience in working with and handling the Reindeer.

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Available Courses:

Friday 18th May – Husbandry, Advanced Level

Friday 7th September – End of Year and Christmas Preparation

Note: Above dates are subject to change. In the event of bad weather, outdoor training will be held in one of our indoor barns.

If you would like to enquire or book onto any of the above ‘Reindeer Academy’ courses, please email us directly.