Aerial View Of The International Arena

Equine Education Hub

Welcome to our digital hub for all things Equine

We are the highest-achieving land-based college in England (DfE 2018-2019) and one of the world’s largest equine educational institutions, in the heart of Gloucestershire.

At Hartpury College, our equine diplomas in horse care, equine business and equine management include riding and non-riding options and you will benefit from world-class facilities to enhance your learning and employability. We’ll support you to become the best version of yourself.

At Hartpury University, our international reputation for equine welfare, performance and health means we attract committed, passionate and expert teaching staff. They work with students to answer industry's pressing questions through industry-linked research.

You’ll have access to facilities 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 could also gain experience in our commercial Equine Therapy Centre, as well as at our one, two and three-star eventing facilities that host world-class events. Hartpury provides an exceptional learning environment, using outstanding facilities to help you see theory come to life.

We hope you enjoy our equine-themed activities and take the opportunity to explore what Hartpury University and Hartpury College have to offer!

Have a go at these activities

Interactive Quizzes

Do you have a passion for Equine?

Why not test out your knowledge with one of our online quizzes. Simply click on the links below and see how many you can get right.

Equine Quiz 

Equine Science Quiz

Equine Horseracing Quiz


Why not try some of our worksheet activities?

  1. Equine Colouring Sheets
  2. Design your own jockey silks
  3. Equine word search (Age 7-10)
  4. Equine word search (Age 11-15)
  5. Key term match-up

Answers to all of our activities can be found at the bottom of the page.

Scroll through the activities below 

Studying Equine Degrees at Hartpury University

Challenge yourself to reach new heights in your field alongside internationally known equine scientists, coaches and competitors. Our strong reputation in industry means our graduates move into exciting equine careers.

You’ll learn from leading industry figures and have plenty of opportunities to gain skills for employment, both on and off campus.

Whether you want to progress into equine science, therapy, behaviour or business, you'll find unrivalled opportunities at Hartpury.


Careers in Equine

Interested in finding out about where an equine degree or diploma can take you?

We have compiled a few examples of job opportunities for equine students. Click to find out more about what your future could hold!

Rider Performance Gym Assessment

Hear from our students

To help you build an understanding of your future after school, three of our equine students, Daniel, Taira and Sophie, have discussed their student experiences.

They give a first-hand account of what it’s like being an equine student at Hartpury. They discuss the opportunities provided to them by Hartpury, such as industry experience and their aspirations.


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.

Hartpury campus boasts its own Equine Therapy Centre where students are able to gain real- world experience or undertake a work placement, using facilities such as a Sato high speed treadmill, an Aquafit water treadmill, veterinary facilities and a 40mx4m trot up with 12m diameter trotting circle.

Our Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance includes a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning suite, rider performance zone including advanced riding simulators, 3D motion capture and electromyography technology, weight-lifting platforms and a dedicated sports therapy area.

Aerial View Of Hartpury Equine

Equine Events at Hartpury

Our equine competitions - Hartpury International Festival of Dressage, Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials and the Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular - attract competitors, sponsors and spectators from across the globe.

As well as these, our equestrian centre plays host to a number of affiliated and unaffiliated shows and events throughout the year as well as various lectures and demonstrations. All event schedules, results and further information can be found on the Hartpury Equine Events website.


If you do have any further questions, you can contact us on or call 01452 702303.

Outreach: Schools and Colleges 

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