Outreach: Schools and Colleges



Welcome to our digital education hub for all things Equine!

We are the highest-achieving land-based college in England (DfE 2018-2019) and one of the world’s largest equine educational institutions, in the heart of Gloucestershire.

At Hartpury College, our equine diplomas in horse care, equine business and equine management include riding and non-riding options and you will benefit from world-class facilities to enhance your learning and employability. We’ll support you to become the best version of yourself.

At Hartpury University, our international reputation for equine welfare, performance and health means we attract committed, passionate and expert teaching staff. They work with students to answer industry's pressing questions through industry-linked research.

You’ll have access to facilities used by some of the world’s best equine professionals, including the most advanced Rider Performance Centre in the world at an academic institution. You could also gain experience in our commercial Equine Therapy Centre, as well as at our one, two and three-star eventing facilities that host world-class events. Hartpury provides an exceptional learning environment, using outstanding facilities to help you see theory come to life.

We hope you enjoy our equine-themed activities and take the opportunity to explore what Hartpury University and Hartpury College have to offer!

Interactive Quizzes

Horse's Eye

Why not test out your equine knowledge with one of our online quizzes? You have three to choose from, so simply click on the links below and see how many answers you can get right!

Equine Quiz

Equine Science Quiz

Equine Horseracing Quiz

Careers in Equine

Student in a lecture

Interested in finding out about where an equine degree or diploma can take you?

We have compiled a few examples of job opportunities for equine students. Click to find out more about what your future could hold!

Careers in Equine

Equine Diagram Match-Up

Horse on Treadmill

Could you name all the different parts of a horse? Use our equine diagram match-up to see how many you can get right!

Equine Diagram Match Up

Interesting Facts about Equine

Student with horse

As the saying goes, you learn something new every day. Here, you can learn facts about equine that you may not have known.

Interesting Facts

The Fastest Racehorse in the World

Jockeys on their horse in line for the start of a race

Winning Brew holds the record for the fastest race speed over two furlongs. Use the information sheet below to find out more!

Case Study Fact Sheet

Exploring equine nutrition

Have you ever wondered what is the average size of the horses stomach or how many hours a day they eat for? Take this quiz to find out about the nutrition of horses.

Equine nutrition quiz

Equestrian Equipment

Equine gear, also known as 'tack' is equipment or accessories equipped on horses in the course of their use as domesticated animals. Identify the names of the tack. 

Equine equipment activity

Understanding the equine limb

Limbs of the horse are structures made of many bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that support the weight of the equine body. Find out more below. 

Equine limb anatomy activity


To help you build an understanding of your future after school, three of our equine students, Daniel, Taira and Sophie, have discussed their student experiences.

They give a first-hand account of what it’s like being an equine student at Hartpury. They discuss the opportunities provided to them by Hartpury, such as industry experience and their aspirations.

Daniel Olley riding


Daniel Olley Student experience blog

Daniel is focused on securing a buinsess role within the equine industry. Here he shares his story and experiences as a third-year equine student.

Read Daniels blog
Sophia Monkman


Sophia Monkman Student Success Story

Sophie studied Equine Business Management and is now working at York Racecourse. Read about why she chose Hartpury and how her experiences helped her.

Read Sophias Story
Taira Ribeiro with friend, Skai Walker


Taira Ribeiro Student experience blog

Taira wants to turn her dream of running her own professional competition yard into a reality. Read about her experience as a first-year student at Hartpury.

Read Tairas Blog


Challenge yourself to reach new heights in your field alongside internationally known equine scientists, coaches and competitors. Our strong reputation in industry means our graduates move into exciting equine careers.

You’ll learn from leading industry figures and have plenty of opportunities to gain skills for employment, both on and off campus.

Whether you want to progress into equine science, therapy, behaviour or business, you'll find unrivalled opportunities at Hartpury.

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Every aspect of our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career.

Hartpury campus boasts its own Equine Therapy Centre where students are able to gain real- world experience or undertake a work placement, using facilities such as a Sato high speed treadmill, an Aquafit water treadmill, veterinary facilities and a 40mx4m trot up with 12m diameter trotting circle.

Our Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance includes a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning suite, rider performance zone including advanced riding simulators, 3D motion capture and electromyography technology, weight-lifting platforms and a dedicated sports therapy area.

Equine Events at Hartpury

Our equine competitions - Hartpury International Festival of Dressage, Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials and the Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular - attract competitors, sponsors and spectators from across the globe.

As well as these, our equestrian centre plays host to a number of affiliated and unaffiliated shows and events throughout the year as well as various lectures and demonstrations. All event schedules, results and further information can be found on the Hartpury Equine Events website.

Contact us

If you do have any further questions, you can contact us on outreach@hartpury.ac.uk or call 01452 702303.

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Outreach: Schools and Colleges 

If you'd like to work with us or have any enquiries, please use the enquiry form below.

Enquiry Form

Order a prospectus 

If you'd like to find out more about any of our courses, you can order a prospectus using the link below.