Equine courses at Hartpury

Whether you aspire to work with horses in a practical environment – or take on a business role in the equine or other industries – we have the course for you. Make full use of our facilities and develop experience and industry contacts for the future.

Equine Management Equitation Level 3* This course is for students who want to develop the theoretical and practical skills to work with horses in the equine industry. The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a riding course (riding assessment applies), while our Level 3 Diploma has riding and non-riding options. Our students have regular yard duties, including weekends. It’s therefore compulsory to live in Hartpury accommodation during your studies. You’ll complete external work experience, throughout the year and as a block, to develop your skills in a workplace setting. Equine Management Science Level 3* If you're passionate about equine science and want to learn about the structure, diet, behaviour and rehabilitation of horses, then this course is ideal for you. You'll develop a strong scientific knowledge base as you study three core science modules on this course. The course will help you gain detailed academic knowledge and an understanding of equine science, supporting you to progress into higher education or prepare you for an exciting career in the equine industry. You'll study a total of 15 different units over the two-year course, delivered through theory-based lessons in the classroom and laboratories, as well as practical sessions where you can put theory into practice.

Equine Management Business Level 3* If you want to gain an understanding of the business behind the equine industry, this non-riding course is for you. Study equine related business modules and apply the theory as you take part in practical sessions on our equine yard – we have loan horses for you to work with. You’ll spend one day a week in industry and complete a four-week work placement block to gain first-hand commercial experience. You'll also be involved in weekend show duties. Be ready to pursue a wide range of careers within an equine or business environment. Your progression opportunities Our students have gone on to complete equine science, business, therapy and coaching degrees at Hartpury University or other institutions. This could lead to a career as a: • Groom • Yard Manager • Riding Instructor

• Event Manager • Horse Trainer • Laboratory Technician • Research Officer • Equine Nutritionist • Competition Rider

*Level 2 and 3 assessment | Depending on the course, you'll have one or two external exams each year, in addition to internal units assessed by assignments, practical assessments and presentations.

of EquineManagement students progress on to university, further study or employment


(Hartpury 2022)

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