Hartpury students gain hands-on experience for dream career in equine industry


Students looking to start a successful career in the equine industry are benefitting from Hartpury’s growing range of world-class events and state-of-the-art facilities. 

As the largest equine educational establishment in the world, Hartpury provides its Equine students with a wide variety of opportunities to gain essential skills and experience that are sought after by UK and international employers.

Hartpury’s showcase equestrian competitions – the International Festival of Dressage, Showjumping Spectacular and NAF International Five Star Hartpury Horse Trials – already provide students with the chance to achieve hands-on experience through working in a number of support roles. 

Next year, students will have the opportunity to further enhance their CVs when Hartpury hosts the 2020 FEI European Championships in Eventing and Dressage for Juniors and Young Riders.

Hartpury is also proud to be hosting the 2020 International Society for Equitation Science Conference, an event dedicated to improving the human-horse relationship through the application of objective research and advance science.

Students can develop key professional skills by working alongside leading industry experts within the world-class facilities at Hartpury’s Equestrian Centre, including the Equine Therapy Centre, the Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance, and a 230-horse livery yard.

Recent Equine graduates from Hartpury, which offers a range of equine-related degrees and diplomas, have embarked on careers with a number of major employers, including Cheltenham Racecourse, the Hong Kong Jockey Club and The Horse Trust. 

Russell Marchant, Vice-Chancellor of Hartpury University and Principal of Hartpury College, said: “We pride ourselves on giving all our students access to opportunities to gain genuine hands-on experience that can help them open doors to their dream careers.

“Involving our Equine students in the running of our major equine events and equine facilities plays an important role in providing them with practical skills, alongside their academic qualifications, that make them highly attractive to employers.”

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