Hartpury College

The latest news and views from Hartpury

Equine 23Apr 2014

Entrepreneur Ellie’s scholarship sets her on path to dream career

Entrepreneur Ellie’s scholarship sets her on path to dream career

Hartpury graduate Eloise Caisley is one step closer to her dream career after being awarded a prestigious scholarship to help fund her new business.

The Equine Business Management graduate, who currently works at Colne Saddlery, will open the doors of her new business, Eloise Leather Design, in June after beating hundreds of applicants to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QEST).

Eloise-Caisley-at-workmain.jpg

Since 1991, the trust has awarded £2.3 million to 319 craftspeople aged between 17 and 50 plus for study, training and work experience. Eloise will take advantage of it by using the money towards classes to further improve her craftsmanship.

“I couldn’t believe it when I was awarded the scholarship; it’s going to be such a massive help moving forward as I launch my new business,” she said.

“I had to attend an interview at Buckingham Palace after being shortlisted and then presented my case in front of a big group of trustees, which was really daunting.”

Eloise, 25, will be leaving Gloucestershire-based Colne Saddlery, where she has worked as an apprentice sadler for the past four years, to start up her new business. Her new company will create high-end bespoke leather goods.

While studying at Hartpury, Eloise used her experience at the saddlers as a basis for her third year dissertation, which focused on updating a business. Following this, she was offered a full-time position within the company.

She added: “Working at the saddlers drew a lot more on the equine knowledge I had gained from that side of my course at Hartpury. Having now started up this new business, everything I studied four years ago on the business management side has come flooding back.

“Without the course and everything that I learnt during my time at Hartpury, I wouldn’t be where I am now. It gave me my break with Colne and, in turn, everything I learnt during my time there has pushed me to open my new business.”

Eloise will now be able to receive funding for courses, get help with her business plan and will remain a QEST scholarship member for life, which she described as a “really helpful network of people”.

 

06 Dec 2016 Equine

Hartpury’s showjumping set to shine as stars prepare for spectacular

Big names from the British showjumping scene will be getting their eye in ahead of Olympia alongside some of Hartpury’s own riding talent at this year’s Showjumping Spectacular. 

0
30 Nov 2016 Equine

Hartpury research takes centre stage at national conference

Hartpury University Centre's equestrian sport experts were able to share their knowledge at the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference yesterday.

0
29 Nov 2016 Equine

Saddle up for a sponsored ride with a difference on Margaret!

It’s a sponsored ride but not as you know it! Hartpury’s horse simulator, Margaret, will be riding through the night next week on a money-making mission for Spinal Research.

0
02 Nov 2016 Equine

Isabel and Bryn saddle up for Badminton Horse Trials

A dramatic dash to Broadway Horse Trials in Worcestershire resulted in a last minute Badminton qualification for equine student Isabel Benbow and her Welsh Cob pony, Brynithon Scorpion. 

0