Why study Equine at Hartpury University?

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, while providing exceptional competition opportunities and supporting horses and riders in all forms of their development and wellbeing.

As Europe’s largest equine education centre, Hartpury attracts the very highest calibre lecturers, researchers and coaches. It also hosts riders, trainers and industry leaders from more than 20 countries at its three major equine festivals each year.

But perhaps the most special thing about Hartpury is that there are so many opportunities for our students to gain real world experience on our own specialist campus.

Our own commercial yard, Rider Performance Centre, Equine Therapy Centre with its impressive water treadmill, plus our three major equestrian events, will provide you with real-world experience and vital industry contacts.

Some equine students will use their qualification to progress into general graduate career paths relating to teaching, sales, law, business management and veterinary, keeping horses as a hobby. Others move quickly up the equine career route; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in equine health, performance, welfare and business throughout the UK and internationally.


Our equine degree courses cover all areas of Equine Science, including with Therapy, Equine Business Management and Performance and Equestrian Sports Coaching. And new for 2017, we've launched two unique horse racing degrees - one in International Horse racing Business and another focused on Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation - in response to growing demand for skilled graduates in this exciting industry! Both offer optional sandwich years in industry, as do many of our degree courses, 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.

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