The equine industry is a major international business and it needs graduates with excellent commercial and industry knowledge and experience. That could be you!

Studying our Equine Business Management degree would put you in the perfect position to drive future growth in the equine industry in the UK and beyond and help it meet the challenges and opportunities on the horizon.

This exciting degree course has been developed with input from the equine industry, from equestrian sport to events, finance, sales, marketing and yard and racecourse management. The second year of the degree is spent working within the industry, gaining valuable experience to boost your CV as well as important contacts.

And if horseracing is your thing, Hartpury is introducing a new BSc (Hons) in International Horseracing Business in September 2017.

So why Hartpury for equine business?

Hosting three international events annually and with Cheltenham racecourse on our doorstep, Hartpury University Centre - the world’s largest equine education centre - is perfectly placed to be at the forefront of shaping the future of the equine industry. In fact, our graduates are already doing so.

Graduates on this degrees benefit from Hartpury’s long-standing relationships and partnerships with key governing bodies and major equine companies, including Cheltenham Racecourse, Natural Animal Feeds (NAF) and Baileys Horse Feeds.

Plus, of course, Hartpury already has an outstanding reputation for its exceptional facilities that play host to major events throughout the year, including the NAF Five Star International Horse Trials, the Hartpury Festival of Dressage and the Showjumping Spectacular.

Our students have the opportunity to gain work and real world experience at Hartpury’s own regional, national and international competitions. You can see a video of Equine Business Management student, Jess Allies, working with world class Olympic riders and commentators at the Horse Trials to the right. From answering the phone to William Fox-Pitt to getting involved with the building of the cross-country course, Jess was involved in the full range of event and commercial activity.

Students have also had opportunities to support Horse and Hound photo shoots and be involved in commercial bookings and running Carl Hester training clinics.

Plus our new Rider Performance Centre, own commercial yard and Equine Therapy Centre provide students with work experience and contacts within the industry on their doorstep.

I lead a team of 250 staff, manage four equestrian centres and help with the strategic delivery of equestrian in Hong Kong – from participation level through to elite. Being a Hartpury graduate gave me an enormous grounding that has stood me in good stead throughout my career. Not only was the academic programme excellent, the additional opportunities to gain real life experience were priceless.

Amanda Bond Executive Manager of Hong Kong Jockey Club

Choosing Hartpury for your equine degree means studying in a unique environment within world class facilities supported by outstanding specialist teaching and coaching staff with vast industry experience within a research active community.

Our Equine Business Management degree graduates have gone on to work in marketing and public relations, as equine journalists, in yard and racecourse management and in finance and event organisation throughout the UK and internationally. Others have set up their own successful businesses. Take Ellie Caisley, who creates and sells high-end bespoke leather goods after spending four years as an apprentice saddler.

Hartpury also offers equine degree courses that cover all areas of Equine Science, including with Therapy, Equine Performance, Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation and a range of Equestrian Sports degree courses. Many offer optional sandwich years in industry, plus our wide range of equine Foundation degrees (with the option to top-up to Honours after two years) are a great option for those who are more practical learners.

To discover how you could be the next chapter in Hartpury’s success story, take a look at our courses, book on to an open day, download a prospectus or call  us on 01452 702345.

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