Course type:

Level 2 Diploma Horse Care

Please note: this course will not run for the academic year 2019/20


If you want an understanding of what an equine career involves, this course is an excellent introduction to all aspects of horse care and riding.

Studying the theory units will ensure that you have an appreciation of the importance of correct horse management and an increased understanding of how the equine bodily systems interrelate to each other.

You will be involved in the daily care of the horses through practical hands-on experience on the yard, which will ensure that you develop the practical skills necessary to gain employment within the equine industry e.g. a riding school or livery yard.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade D (or 3 where numeric grades are being awarded).

At interview you will also need to demonstrate that you can walk, trot and canter in a safe and controlled manner.

Why study Equine at Hartpury College?

Hartpury’s world-class equine facilities are used not only for formal learning but also for work experience, including at our own commercial Equine Therapy Centre and in our events department, supporting our international showpiece events and other high quality competitions, with the chance to work with some of the stars of the equine world. Many students also complete work placements out in industry, including at top yards and riding centres and in marketing and commercial roles.

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