Level 3 Extended Diploma Horse Management (Equitation)
This course gives you the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and equitation through theory-based and practical sessions.
You will be involved in the daily care of the horses through yard duties, including weekends which will develop the practical skills necessary to gain employment within the equine industry. You will also have the opportunity to assist in the running of College equine competitions. It is therefore a compulsory for students to live in Hartpury accommodation during their studies
Hartpury’s outstanding equine facilities include:
- Four indoor arenas, including our multi-million pound Indoor Championship Arena complex with seating for 600
- Three outdoor arenas, including a world class championship arena
- Stabling for 280 horses
- Equine Veterinary and Therapy Centre, including aquafit and high speed treadmills, solarium and other therapy systems
- Cross-country courses up to FEI***
Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here
Five GCSEs at grade C or above, which must include English Language and Mathematics.
You must be able to walk, trot and canter in a safe and controlled manner. You must be riding at BHS Stage 1 standard. This will be assessed during your interview.
Students under 19 on 31 August 2016 are free (full time courses only). Examination fees for main qualifications are also free.
Students aged 19 to 23 may need to pay tuition fees. We may be able to waive your fees if you are unemployed and receiving Jobseekers Allowance, studying your first full level 2 qualification or level 3 qualification. Please visit this page for more information.
Students aged 24 and over. You may need to pay for your course, please visit this page for more information on 24+ loans.
Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all students and covers the cost of outside visits, special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.
When should I apply
We welcome applications for September 2016 entry from October 2015 onwards. You do not have to wait for your GCSE results.
How to apply
Please download the application form. Please note: you can complete this form on your computer and then print it to send back to us - you are unable to save. We will then contact you to arrange an interview.