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Our students and graduates share their stories. A place for student life, opinion pieces on the latest industry topics, graduate experiences, tips for preparing for university, and more.
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I’m here to share my experience of using Hartpury’s amazing facilities – inside and outside of my course...

Hannah Knaggs – from Texas, USA to Hartpury, Gloucestershire

Hannah Knaggs is an international graduate from Texas USA. After five years at Hartpury – during which time she studied Access to HE and MSci Equine Science, and helped shape the student experience as Students’ Union President – she’s here to share her tips and insights....

Emily Pitman, BA Equine Business Management student blog

Emily Pitman studies BA Equine Business Management and discusses this course and her placement....

A great day out at the races

Ana Domecq San Gil is an international student from Spain, currently in her second year of BSc Equine Performance and Rehabilitation. Here she shares her experience and top tips for a great day out at The Festival at Cheltenham....
Alex Drabble male equine student on work placement for David Dennis in Worcestershire

Alex Drabble, BA International Horseracing Business student blog

Alex is a BA International Horseracing Business student at Hartpury University. He's gaining real-world insights into a racehorse training business through his work placement. Read his blog to find out how the business expertise he's developing is preparing him for a marketing or business role within the horseracing industry....

Martyna Iruretagoyena, FdSc Equine Performance student blog

Martyna Iruretagoyena is an FdSc Equine Performance student from Spain, studying at Hartpury University. Read her blog to discover how her dreams come true every day at Hartpury, from the experience she's gaining in her modules, to gaining confidence and transferable skills as a Student Ambassador. Find out how Hartpury's preparing her to turn her passion for horses into her career....

Samantha Stevens, BA Equine Business Management student blog

Samantha Stevens is a BA Equine Business Management student at Hartpury University. Read her blog and watch the short vlog she's filmed to see what her student life is like. Sam loves combining her two passions, business and equine, with this degree and particularly enjoys the practical sessions that bring the learning to life. She's looking forward to launching a career in business or as an equine lecturer when she graduates....
Equine student Tiara Ribeiro

Taira Ribeiro, BSc Equestrian Sports Science student blog

Taira Ribeiro is an international student from Mozambique, studying BSc Equestrian Sports Science at Hartpury University. Read about her day-to-day experience of her equine course, what it's like being an international student at Hartpury, and how she's working towards her dream of running her own equine yard in the future....

James Harradine, BSc Equestrian Sports Coaching student blog

James Harradine is studying BSc Equestrian Sports Coaching at Hartpury University. Check out his blog and short video to discover more about his student life. James is gaining valuable coaching experience through his course, and volunteering opportunities, and balances his studies with running his own coaching business. Discover why James loves Hartpury and believes it's the best place to pursue his dreams for the future....

Dhruvpal Anchan, MSci Equine Science student blog

Dhruvpal Anchan is an MSci Equine Science student at Hartpury University. Read how his lectures, practical sessions, and volunteering have inspired him to create new jobs in the industry. He also shares his experience as an international student at Hartpury....

Ella Smith, BSc Equine Performance and Rehabilitation student blog

Ella Smith is a BSc Equine Performance and Rehabilitation student at Hartpury University. Read about her daily life on campus, the modules she's enjoying, and all the opportunities she has to spend time with horses and gain valuable experience for the future....

Esmee Matthijsse, BSc Equine Science with Therapy student

Esmee Matthijsse is a second-year student from The Netherlands. After completing a veterinary nursing qualification, she decided to study BSc Equine Science with Therapy (now BSc Equine Performance and Rehabilitation) at Hartpury to develop her scientific understanding of horses. Discover why Hartpury was the perfect place for Esmee....

Iona Robinson, BSc Equine Science student blog

Iona Robinson is a BSc Equine Science student at Hartpury University. Read how her experience at Hartpury has helped her find her path in the nutrition side of the equine industry. She's also taken every opportunity to improve her showjumping through coaching and competitions on sire. Discover more about Iona's Hartpury experience....

Lauren McNeill, BSc Equine Science with Foundation Year student blog

Lauren McNeill is a BSc Equine Science student studying a Foundation Year to prepare for her degree. She's gaining confidence, specialist skills and knowledge through a range of modules and practical sessions, ready to progress into the first year (level 4) of her course. Find out how she's been supported to achieve her best in her studies, as well as exploring potential career paths for the future....
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