Equine diplomas

World-class facilities and expertise

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Develop the confidence and experience to forge a career doing what you love at one of the largest equine education centres in the world.

With world-class equine facilities, expert lecturers and plenty of opportunities to gain commercial experience on campus, we offer an exceptional learning environment. Our students progress onto degrees at Hartpury University and elsewhere, as well as a range of exciting careers within the thriving equine industry.

Learn through a mix of theory and practical sessions. Our lecturers will share their knowledge of the equine industry – from eventing, showjumping and dressage to thoroughbred and stud work. You’ll get hands-on with horses on the yard in practical sessions.

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Develop as a person

We run an extensive enrichment programme as part of our Hartpury Certificate, which gives our students the edge when applying for jobs and university courses. You’ll develop a skill set that supports your career aspirations and become a well-rounded and confident young person.

Our courses and riding at Hartpury

Whether you aspire to work with horses in a practical environment – or take on a business role in the equine or other industries – we have the course for you. Make full use of our facilities and develop experience and industry contacts for the future.

Our large equine centre provides stabling for 230 horses – including livery for 150 horses – but you don't need to have your own horse to study one of our equine courses — We have over 50 loan horses. If you love riding, join our Equestrian Club for recreational riding opportunities as well as fun trips, demonstrations, and guest speakers.

Why study equine at Hartpury?

With competition arenas, horse riding simulators, equine therapy, rider performance and research centres, we offer the perfect learning environment. Field trips and business experience will strengthen your learning, and help you to stand out from the crowd when progressing onto your next steps.

You can also volunteer with our specialist teams to gain industry experience around your studies, ready for your career.

We host three major equine events each year. Students can get involved at our NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials, NAF Five Star Hartpury Festival of Dressage or NAF Five Star Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular for special behind-the-scenes access and hands-on experience as some of the biggest names in the equine world compete.

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Open days

Our events are designed to inform and inspire, helping you to make the right decisions about your future. You’ll find out about Hartpury student life and how we’ll support you to develop the skills and experience you need. You’ll meet course managers, support teams, current students and more.

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Places to study at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application early before courses fill up.

To apply for a diploma course at Hartpury College please complete an online application. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch to progress next steps.

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