Subject Area Overview
By studying an equine course at Hadlow College, you can become part of an industry which, with approximately 900,000 horses and 2 million riders in the UK, constantly needs well trained and devoted individuals to give expert care and tuition.
Our equine courses take full advantage of the facilities we have. These include stabling for over 60 horses, cross-country routes and an international sized arena. You will learn how to correctly care for horses, examine horse behaviour and develop your riding ability.
We also offer a degree in equine management in partnership with the University of Greenwich. This degree provide a number of skills which give options for future careers, either in the equine industry or self-employed running their own business. They represent a ideal progression route for people interested in equine-related jobs or working with horses directly. For more information on some of the career options and graduate jobs available in this sector, see the posts on the Hadlow College blog.
Ultimately, upon finishing your course at Hadlow College, your career in the equine industry could range from working in a riding school to racehorse training and event management.
Although I initially enrolled in my school sixth-form to study A-Levels, I wasn’t 100% happy. I knew I wanted a career I could enjoy and this course seemed to offer something that was fun and interesting, as well as help me where I wanted to eventually go. I really enjoy the practical skills which we are taught. I learn by ‘doing’ and here I am able to do that and given as much help as I need – everything is there for you, the facilities, additional learning support and advice from the lecturers. There has never been a time when I’ve needed something and it’s not here. Being here has helped me improve all aspects of my knowledge and understanding of equine management. I am a lot more confident, have made some great friends and have gained some great experiences to help me decide where to go with my life. Although I am now moving on to a degree in Equestrian Sports Science I will definitely stay in touch.