Equine degrees

Become part of a high-performance equine environment

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We have an international reputation for equine education. Our students are challenged to reach new heights in their fields.

If you’re passionate, hard-working and motivated to make a difference, we’ll give you the skills and connections to channel this energy into an exciting equine career. Whatever your career aspirations, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to gain experience on and off campus.

Why Hartpury?

We provide real-world environments to apply theory to practice in workshops and seminars, as well as part of your undergraduate dissertation. Be exposed to research projects, industry conferences and international equine events. You'll gain valuable insights and make connections for the future.

Working alongside equine scientists, trainers, entrepreneurs and other professionals, you'll develop their expertise in line with industry best practice, and contribute to research that’s advancing welfare standards as well as performance for the horse and rider.

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Equine Academy

With a proven reputation for supporting and developing talented young riders, both in their competition career and academically, our equestrian athletes receive world-class coaching to develop their competition careers. Graduates include Rio Olympic medal winner Astier Nicolas and dressage star Olivia Oakeley.

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Our facilities

Immerse yourself in our multi-million-pound equine facilities, a key part of your practical learning and assessment. We’re continually investing to enhance our students' experience. You’ll have access to equipment used by some of the world’s best equine professionals, including the most advanced Rider Performance Centre in the world at an academic institution.

You'll also develop your expertise in our commercial equine therapy and hydrotherapy centres, brand new Equine and Animal Assisted Activities Area, before putting them into practice with a work placement – maximising our reputation and contacts to find your dream position.

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“There’s a sense that, as I’m from Hartpury, my standards and expertise is high. Doing work experience at the Hartpury Yard and Equine Therapy Centre has definitely raised the bar for me. Working with the hands-on staff and professors has given me a view as to how standards should be when working with equine athletes.”

Saskya Bingei, BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science

Unique opportunities

Our students gain experience in events and media roles at our NAF Five Star Hartpury Festival of Dressage and NAF Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials.

From our research to our teaching, we're always looking at how we can advance welfare standards within equestrian sport and the wider equine industry. You’ll learn from the latest scientific research underpinning training, behaviour and welfare, and have the chance to work on industry-linked business briefs.

“Hartpury is world-renowned in this industry. If someone wanted to do an equine qualification, this is where they’d come. There’s nowhere else, not an equine university in the UK, that compares with here.”

Annie Ho, BA (Hons) Equine Business Management

Open days

Visit our campus to find your perfect course, see where you could live in our student accommodation, get advice from our staff and chat to students about university life.

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Discover everything you need to know about applying to study at Hartpury University. If you need any further support or information, please contact our admissions team.

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