Hartpury College

The latest news and views from Hartpury

Equine 06Jun 2014

Talented duo fly the flag for Great Britain and Hartpury at European Student Championships

Talented duo fly the flag for Great Britain and Hartpury at European Student Championships

Two Hartpury students made the most of their chance to compete in the prestigious European Student Championships, with Hartpury the only institution picked to represent Great Britain.

Emma Richardson and Alix Barbier headed to the European Equine Education Network, European Student Championships at the French National Riding School in Saumur, France with Hartpury lecturers, Jeremy Michaels and Vicki Lewis. They were up against nine other countries.

Emma, who is studying the Foundation Equine Science and Management degree, and Alix, who is on the Foundation Equine Performance programme, were selected to represent Great Britain following a riding trial and interview.

For the five-day competition, students were put into mixed teams and competed in dressage, showjumping, equitation teaching and theory (group presentation).

Alix achieved an impressive 7.2 score for her showjumping and her team finished in fifth place, while Emma’s team finished sixth.

Jeremy, who is a lecturer in Equine Science at Hartpury as well as a Fellow of the British Horse Society (BHS) and Chief Assessor for the BHS, coached the third placed team and the silver medal individual rider.

Vicki Lewis said: “It was a fantastic experience for the students, getting the chance to represent Great Britain and fly the flag for Hartpury.

“The event not only challenged the students on their equestrian skills but was an opportunity to share good practice across the different countries, to network and build friendships.

“We were also given the opportunity to attend the Cadre Noir Gala Performance; take part in a cross-country run around the CCI 3* course and attend the prize giving on the final evening at the Champagne Cellars.”

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. 

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.

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.

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.