Thalia Edwards

Qualification & subject:
Undergraduate BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Science
Profession:
Human and Equine Sports Massage Therapist
What made Hartpury memorable

All the lecturers were great - they would get us excited for learning. They steered us to get as much experience as possible and were always on hand to give advice.

I worked in the Equine Therapy Centre and they also secured me a position working on the business-side of things at the arena. It was a huge part of me being able to get a job once I graduated.

The Rider Performance module lead to my job today

One module I really enjoyed focused on rider performance. We got to look at the rider as an athlete and it’s what’s lead me into the job I do today.

The best part of my job is being able to work with other professionals to get the best treatment as a team - working closely with the vet, the physio, the chiropractor – whoever it may be – to enhance the performance of the horse and rider.